BMGT 1301.WB Supervision
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Fall 2014

A study of the role of a supervisor.

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Instructor:  

Sue Jones

E-mail:   sjones@odessa.edu
Office:   Sedate Hall 209

Web Class

Office Hours     Course Schedule

Phone:   432-335-6454
Odessa College  

 

 BMGT 1301.WB
Supervision WEB Syllabus
Fall 2014

Course Syllabus

Notice:  It is the student’s responsibility to check the online syllabus for updates and changes during the semester. Students will be notified of changes, if any, in timely manner.

Preferred Method of Communication:

You can contact me by email or phone. I will contact you using your OC email address.

Expectations for Engagement for Instructor:

As an instructor, I understand the importance of clear, timely communication with my students. In order to maintain sufficient communication, I will

  • provide my contact information at the beginning of the syllabus;
  • respond to all messages within 24 hours if received Monday through Thursday, and within 48 hours if received Friday through Sunday; and,
  • notify students of any extended times that I will be unavailable and provide them with alternative contact information (for me or for my supervisor) in case of during the time I am unavailable.

As an instructor, I understand that my students will work to the best of their abilities to fulfill the course requirements. In order to help them in this area, I will

  • provide clear information about grading policies and assignment requirements in the course syllabus, and
  • communicate any changes to assignments and/or to the course calendar to students as quickly as possible.

As an instructor, I understand that I need to provide regular, timely feedback to students about their performance in the course. To keep students informed about their progress, I will provide grades for major assignments within 2 weeks of the due date or at least 3 days before the next major assignment is due, whichever comes first.

Textbook and Course Information

Required Textbook:

Supervision Concepts and Skill Building 8th edition by Smuel C. Certo. McGraw-Hill/Irwin Publisher.  ISBN: 978-0-07-802918-9. (http://www.mhhe.com/certo8e).

Instructor's Comments:

This course is an overview of the field of study generally called Management. This course will help you make better decisions for your organization, which adds value to you as an employee.  Be sure to read and follow the instructions found below and also for each assignment. To be successful in the course you should:

  • allow plenty of time to do the assignments. The assignments are not designed to be done quickly. Set aside several hours each week to specifically work on this course.
  • pay close attention to the due date for each lesson. There are penalties for late work.
  • contact me at sjones@odessa.edu any time during the semester with questions, comments, or other issues regarding this course. I look forward to hearing from you.

Course Description

BMGT 1301 Supervision (52.0201)(3-0) 3 credit hours. The role of the supervisor. Includes managerial functions as applied to leadership, counseling, motivation and human relations skills. (COs 1,2,4,5, & 6)


Course Student Learning Outcomes

 Upon successful completion of this course student will be able to

  1. Explain the roles, characteristics and skills of a supervisor
  2. Identify the principles of management at the supervisory level
  3. Define the human skills necessary for supervision
  4. Explain motivational techniques used by a supervisor in a working environment

Course Objective

This course is designed to help students communicate adequately with peers; reason and make sound decisions based on objectives and adequate information; describe and recognize the prime elements of supervision to include: planning, organizing and controlling work, managing people at work, handling sensitive problems, improving employee performance.

Course Prerequisites:

None

Class Website: http://www.odessa.edu/dept/management/sjones/1301.htm

Grading

 

Type of Assignment

Percentage

Online Quizzes

30%

Short Answer/Essay Questions

30%

Case Analysis

25%

Web Activities/Research

10%

Final Exam

5%

Total

100%

               

Grading Scale:

“A” = 89.5-100
“B” = 79.5-89
“C” = 69.5-79
“D” = 59.5-69
“F” = 0-59

Evaluation Methods and Policy:

All lessons (assignments) have due dates. Student should contact instructor regarding late assignments and arrangements made to submit late work. Points will be deducted for each day the assignment is late. Each lesson will have multiple assignments associated with a particular chapter in the book and your grade will be a compilation of the categories listed above. 

Lessons will be available beginning the first day of class. The lessons may only be submitted for grading once. If you experience technical difficulties, please contact me.

The projected cutoff for A's, B's, C's and D's is based on 90%, 80%, 70% and 60%, respectively. At the end of the semester these projected cutoff points will be adjusted (i.e. raised or lowered) in order to reflect the overall performance of the class. Thus the actual grade will not be known with certainty until after the semester is over.

Student's grades will be posted regularly to the OC Gradebook. If submitted before the due date, the lesson will be evaluated after the due date.

Business Leadership students should be aware that a grade of "C" or better is necessary to meet the degree or certificate requirements.

You will receive a grade for each assignment.

When answering essay and discussion questions, please use complete sentences and include an example from your own experience or that of a friend whenever possible.  Points will be deducted for not providing examples.

 

Submitting Lessons

The Course Lesson are available to download, view and/or print from the instructor’s website:  http://www.odessa.edu/dept/management/sjones/lessons.htm. For each lesson, you will need to:

  1. Read the assigned chapter or chapters and turn in the entire lesson by the due date to avoid being penalized. Lessons more than two weeks late may not be accepted for grading without prior permission from the instructor. Grades will be returned to you by e-mail along with instructor's comments regarding your work. 
  2. Access the online quiz by clicking on this link and signing in to the course site.  https://www.eztestonline.com/619320/index6.tpx..

    You will need to register on this site following the instructions found by clicking on this link:
    .
    EZ TEST ONLINE STUDENT HANDOUT Each quiz is open for a specified period of time. Be sure to complete the quiz by the due date.
     
  3. Prepare an answer sheet for each lesson.  You can attach your answer sheet to an email to me or you can type your answer sheet in the body of the email.

 

1301_s1

 

  1. Please use an answer sheet.

Sample Answer Sheet


 

  1. Make sure you put your name and course number in the body of the e-mail. 
  2. When answering the essay questions, please use complete sentences and include an example from your own experiences.  This helps me determine if you are understanding the topic and developing critical thinking skills needed to be successful in today's workplace. Tell me story, explaining and defining all text book terms and providing details and specifics.  Points will be deducted for not providing examples. 
  3. If you have any questions, please call or email me.  Office phone:  432-335-6454    Email address:  sjones@odessa.edu 

How to Submit work if your computer crashes:  If your computer goes down, you are still responsible to have the Lessons go me by the due date.  If you cannot email me your assignment, you can deliver it to my office:  SH 209.  If I am not in my office, you should leave it in the box in the hall.  Please do not slide under the door.

 

General Course Requirements

Each lesson consists of multiple assignments:

    1. Online quiz (EZ TEST) - determining your comprehension of the material in the specific chapter or chapters of the book
    2. Web activity - developing your research skills and discovering resources available to supervisors.
    3. Discussion questions/case analysis - measuring your understanding of the specific topics addressed and developing critical thinking skills necessary to be successful in today's workplace.

You will receive a grade for each assignment.

When answering essay and discussion questions, please use complete sentences and include an example from your own experience or that of a friend whenever possible. Points will be deducted for not providing personal examples.

Student Course Participation

As a student, I understand that I am responsible for keeping up with the course. To help with this, I will

  • identify alternative computer and internet access in case my primary computer crashes or my internet service is unavailable;
  • recognize that the college provides free wi-fi and computer labs during regular campus hours to help me with accessing my course; and,
  • understand that my instructor does not have to accept my technical issues as a legitimate reason for late or missing work if my equipment or service is unreliable.

As a student, I understand that it is my responsibility to communicate quickly with the instructor any issue or emergency that will impact my involvement with or performance in the class. This includes, but is not limited to

  • getting “kicked off” of the system during tests or quizzes;
  • having trouble submitting assignments; and
  • dealing with a traumatic personal event.

As a student, I understand that it is my responsibility to understand course material and requirements and to keep up with the course calendar. While my instructor is available for help and clarification, I will

  • seek out help from my instructor and/or from tutors;
  • ask questions if I don’t understand; and
  • access my course several times during the week to keep up with assignments and announcements.

As a student, I understand that I will have the opportunity to provide feedback on my experience in this course through an end-of-course Student Evaluation of Instruction (SEI).

Course Policies

Disclaimer

This syllabus is tentative and subject to change in any part at the discretion of the instructor. Any changes will be in accordance with Odessa College policies. Students will be notified of changes, if any, in a timely manner.

Original Effort

The work submitted for this course must be original work prepared by the student enrolled in this course.

Digital Protocol

Cell phones must be placed on either vibrate or silent mode and are to be accessed in emergency cases only. The use of laptops or any other digital device is permitted in order to facilitate learning.

Back-up and/or additional copies of all assignments submitted is encouraged. Computers/printers are available to OC students in the LRC (301-303); therefore, not having access to a computer due to technical issues (crash; corrupted files) will not be considered as an acceptable reason for not completing assignments. If there is a loss of server connection with Odessa College due to maintenance, then an email will be sent to students with pertinent information and status reports. Assignments submitted electronically need to follow the file-type requirements provided by the instructor.

Grade Inquiry

It is the responsibility of the student to keep track of assignment submissions and grades. At any point, you are welcome to meet with the instructor to discuss your academic progress. Contact the instructor to schedule an appointment.

General Course Requirements

  1. Attend class and participate.
  2. Contribute and cooperate with civility.
  3. Submit assignments on time. Points will be deducted for each day the assinment is late.

Incomplete Policy

An ‘Incomplete’ grade may be given only if:

  1. The student has passed all completed work
  2. If he/she has completed a minimum of 75% of the required coursework. A grade of an “I” will only be assigned when the conditions for completions have been discussed and agreed upon by the instructor and the student.
An Incomplete form is submitted

 

Course Schedule

BMGT 1301.W1C Supervision
Fall 2014 Lesson Schedule

Lesson

Due Date

Assignments

 

Part One: What Is a Supervisor

Chapter 1 – Supervision: Tradition and Contemporary Trends

8-28

 

1. Online Quiz (EZTest)
2. Three Essay Questions
3. Problem-Solving Case
4. Web Assignment

 

Part Two: Modern Supervision Challenges

Chapter 2 - Ensuring High Quality and Productivity
Chapter 3 - Groups, Teams, and Powerful Meetings
Chapter 4 – Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics, and Sustainability
Chapter 5 - Managing Diversity

9/8

1. Online Quiz – Chpts 2,3,4,5,
2. Nine Essay Questions – Chpts 2,3,4,5
3. Three Problem-Solving Cases-Chpts 2,4,5
4. Web Assignment – Chpt 4

 

Part Three: Functions of the Supervisor

Chapter 6 - Reaching Goals: Plans and Controls
Chapter 7 - Organizing and Authority
Chapter 8 - The Supervisor as Leader
Chapter 9 - Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Creativity

9/19

 

1. Online Quiz – Chpts 6,7,8,9
2. Eleven Essay/Short Answer- Chpt 6, 7, 8
3. Goal Setting Project – Chpt 6
4. Web Assignment – Leadership Style

 

Part Four: Skills of the Supervisor

Chapter 10 –Communication: Theory and Modern Media
Chapter 11 - Motivating Employees Chapter 12 - Problem Employees: counseling and Discipline
Chapter 13 - Managing Time and Stress
Chapter 14 Managing Conflict and Change

10/3

1. Online Quiz - Chpt 10,11,12,13,14
2. Ten Essay Questions – Chpts 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
3. Web Activity – Chpts 13/14

 

Part Five: Supervision and Human Relations

Chapter 15 - Selecting Employees
Chapter 16 – Providing Orientation and Training
Chapter 17 - Appraising Performance

10/10

 

1. Online Quiz –Chpts 15, 16, 17
2. Eight 0Essay Questions –Chpts 15, 16,
3. Problem Solving Case – Chpt 16

 

Final Exam

 

10/13

 

Final Exam Essay

  

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

 

Student Learning Outcome(s)

Core Objectives (CO's)

Identify the principles of management at the supervisory level

Critical Thinking Skills - to include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information

Explain the role, characteristics, and skills of a supervisor

Communication Skills - to include    effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication

 

Empirical and Quantitative Skills - to include the manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions

Explain motivational techniques used by a supervisor in a working environment

Teamwork - to include the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal

Define the human relation skills necessary for supervision

Personal Responsibility - to include the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making

Explain motivational techniques used by a supervisor in a working environment

Social Responsibility - to include intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities

 

Odessa College Policies

Tuition Discounts

The “First Course is Free” discount waives standard tuition and fees for the first 3 credit hours taken at Odessa College. The discount applies to high school graduates taking their first class at Odessa College as well as transfer students taking their first class at Odessa College.

The “Academic Progress Discount” provides a 10% tuition discount upon completion of 30 credit hours until reaching 45 credit hours. It provides a 20% discount upon completion of 45 credit hours until reaching 60 credit hours. Student must maintain a 2.0 GPA to remain eligible for the discount.

Academic Policies

Note that the OC Student Handbook states (page 32) that “[i]n cases of academic dishonesty, the instructor has the authority to impose appropriate scholastic penalties. Complaints or appeals of disciplinary sanctions may be filed in accordance with the college due process procedure. Copies of the college due process procedure are available in the office of The Director of Student Life (CC104).”

For more information on your rights and responsibilities as a student at Odessa College, please refer to the following: The 411 of OC: Student Handbook 2012-2013; Student Rights & Responsibilities http://www.odessa.edu/dept/studenthandbook/handbook.pdf 

Scholastic Dishonesty

Scholastic dishonesty shall constitute a violation of these rules and regulations and is punishable as prescribed by board policies. Scholastic dishonesty shall include, but not be limited to, cheating on a test, plagiarism and collusion.

"Cheating on a test" shall include:

  • Copying from another student's test paper
  • Using test materials not authorized by the person administering the test.
  • Collaborating with or seeking aid from another student during a test without permission from the test administrator.
  • Knowingly using, buying, selling, stealing or soliciting, in whole or in part, the contents of an unadministered test.
  • The unauthorized transporting or removal, in whole or in part, of the contents of the unadministered test.
  • Substituting for another student, or permitting another student to substitute for one's self, to take a test.
  • Bribing another person to obtain an unadministered test or information about an unadministered test.
  • "Plagiarism" shall be defined as the appropriating, buying, receiving as a gift, or obtaining by any means another's work and the unacknowledged submission or incorporation of it in one's own written work.
  • "Collusion" shall be defined as the unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing written work for fulfillment of course requirements. (Source: Odessa College Student Handbook 2012-2013, page 29-30)

 

Special Populations/Disability Services/Learning Assistance

Odessa College complies with Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you have any special needs or issues pertaining to your access to and participation in this or any other class at Odessa College, please feel free to contact me to discuss your concerns. You may also call the Office of Disability services at 432-335-6861 to request assistance and accommodations.

Odessa College affirms that it will provide access to  programs, services and activities to qualified individuals with known disabilities as required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), unless doing so poses an undue hardship or fundamentally alters the nature of the program or activity Disabilities may include hearing, mobility or visual impairments as well as hidden disabilities such as chronic medical conditions  (arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disorders, lupus, seizure disorders, etc.), learning disabilities or psychiatric or emotional disabilities. A student who comes to Odessa College with diagnosed disabilities which may interfere with learning may receive accommodations when the student requests them and submits proper documentation of the diagnosis. A Request for Accommodations form and guidelines for beginning the request process are available in the OC Help Center or on the Odessa College web site at  http://www.odessa.edu/dept/counseling/disabilities/index.htm. The college strives to provide a complete and appropriate range of services for students with disabilities such as assistance with testing, registration, information on adaptive and assistive equipment, tutoring, assistance with access and accommodations for the classroom where appropriate. For information regarding services, students with disabilities should contact the Office of Disability Services in the OC Help Center located in Room 204 of the Student Union Building or call 432-335-6433. (Source: Odessa College Catalog of Courses 2012-2013, page 52)

 

Dropping a Course or Withdrawing from College

Students wishing to drop a non-developmental course may do so online using WebAdvisor, at the Wrangler Express, or Registrar’s Office. A student wishing to drop a developmental course or withdraw from college should obtain a drop or withdrawal form from the Wrangler Express or the Registrar’s Office. Students are encouraged to consult with instructors prior to dropping a class. Students may not completely withdraw from the college by use of the Web. Students must drop a class or withdraw from college before the official withdrawal date stated in the class schedule. Students who are part of the Armed Forces Reserves may withdraw with a full refund if the withdrawal is due to their being ordered into active duty. A copy of the student’s orders must be presented to the Registrar’s Office at the time of the withdrawal. For details, please contact the Office of the Registrar. No longer attending class does not automatically constitute withdrawal from that class, nor does a student’s notification to an instructor that the student wishes to be dropped. Failure of a student to complete the drop/withdrawal process will result in a grade of “F.” (Source: Odessa College Catalog of Courses 2012-2013, page 36)

 

Student Support Services and Technical Support

 

Blackboard Support

I can’t log into my Blackboard Course, who do I contact?
Contact the Student Success Center: 432-335-6673 or online at https://www.odessa.edu/dept/ssc/helpdesk_form.htm. The SSC can provide you with your Blackboard login name. If you are not sure what your password is, they can reset your password.

I’m having a problem in my Blackboard Course, who do I contact?
For any problem that you have in your online course, always contact your Instructor first. Refer to the Instructor’s Contact Information area of the Syllabus for their preferred method of contact and the expected response time.

 

Additional Blackboard Help Resources:

Service

Assistance Provided

Available

Blackboard Help for Students

Website with a searchable list of topics on how to navigate and use Blackboard for online courses.

Online
Click here.

Blackboard On Demand Learning Center for Students

This website provides an extensive list of short tutorial videos for student activities performed in Blackboard.

Online
Click here.

Blackboard Collaborate: First Time Users

If you have never used Blackboard Collaborate before, this website provides a system requirements check, configuration instructions, and training and resources area.

Online
Click here.

Blackboard Collaborate: Essentials for Participants

This website provides essential information for Participants of Collaborate sessions. Any Collaborate user, whether first-time or experienced, would benefit from reviewing the information here.

Online
Click here.

 

Student E-mail Support

How do I set up, access, or update my Odessa College Student E-mail account?
Go to this website and follow the directions on the page: http://www.odessa.edu/gmail/.

I can't access my student email! I forgot my password!
Contact the Student Success Center: 432-335-6673 or online at https://www.odessa.edu/dept/ssc/helpdesk_form.htm. They can provide you with assistance in accessing your student email (created by OC) and can also assist with resetting your student email password. Make sure to have your student ID number available!

Your Blackboard login name is associated with your OC created student email account. All Correspondence for this course will be submitted using your Odessa College student email address.

 

Support for Students with Disabilities

How do I contact the Office of Special Populations?

Main Number

432-335-6861

Campus Location

SUB 204N in the Student Union Building

Email

Becky Rivera-Weiss - brivera@odessa.edu

Website

To find out more about services provided by the Special Populations office, please visit: http://www.odessa.edu/dept/counseling/disabilities/index.htm

 

Learning Resources Center (LRC; Library)

How do I contact the Learning Resource Center?

Main Number

432-335-6640

FAQ Service

LibAnswers: http://libanswers.odessa.edu

Contact a Specific OC Librarian

Pat Quintero at 432/335-6350 or pquintero@odessa.edu
Donna Clark at 432/335-6645 or dclark@odessa.edu
Carolyn Petersen at 432/335-6641 or
cpetersen@odessa.edu

LRC Services and Guidelines Website

https://www.odessa.edu/dept/library/services/index.htm

 

Equipment and Services Provided:
The Murry H. Fly Learning Resources Center (LRC) supports the college's curriculum resulting in a primary emphasis on each student's individual study and research needs. The faculty and staff work with the LRC's Technical Services and Public Services Departments in choosing materials to support all college programs. More than 59,000 books, 50,000 electronic books, 350 current periodicals, 6,700 media holdings, eight newspapers, and 60 databases are available to enhance the educational process.

Equipment/Services Available

Used For

Available

Books, videos, CDs

Research

On Campus and Online

Specialized databases not available online for free

Research

On Campus and Online

Magazines, newspapers, & scholarly journals

Research

On Campus and Online

Computers

Research & word processing

On Campus

Selected textbooks for short-term use

Course work

On Campus

Trained staff

Answer "where do I find?"

On Campus and Online

Tutorials

Tips for research strategies

On Campus and Online

Photocopiers, VHS/DVD players, FAX service

For course work

On Campus

Quiet study areas

For course work

On Campus

 

Student Success Center (SSC) / AVID Center

How do I contact the Student Success Center?
Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins will be served as soon as possible.

Main Number

432-335-6673

Campus Location

1st floor of the Library

Website with Additional Help and Information

http://www.odessa.edu/dept/ssc/

Live Online Assistance / Chat

Click Here
(If no one is currently available, please put your email and question(s) in the appropriate areas of the form and hit ‘send.’ Your question(s) will be addressed as soon as an SSC staff member becomes available.)

 

Equipment and Services Provided:
The purpose of the Odessa College Student Success Center is to provide assistance to students in meeting their academic and career goals. The SSC strives to continually provide new and updated resources that will empower all Odessa College students to succeed at OC and beyond.

Equipment/Services Available

Used For

Available

Tutoring by CRLA & Avid trained tutors

Understanding course work and motivation

On Campus and Online
Click here for more information.

Student Information Seminars (SIS)

Demo email, Blackboard and SSC resources

On Campus and Online
Click here for more information.

Study Skills

Tools needed to succeed

On Campus and Online
Click here for more information.

Basic Technology

To navigate classes, email, etc.

On Campus and Online

Plato Web

Practice for TEAS test and basic math, science, etc.

On Campus and Online
Click here for more information.

Project T.I.E.

Practice for GED/COMPASS

On Campus and Online
Click here for more information.

Student Orientation/Tour

Show individual students where their classes will be. SIS presentation

On Campus

M.O.R.E. Mentoring Program

Networking, tips to navigate college life successfully

On Campus
Click here for more information.

Smart thinking

Online tutoring service. Connect with an e-structor and interact with a live tutor.

Online
Click here for more information.

 

 

Veterans Support

How do I contact the office for Veteran’s Outreach?

Main Number

432-335-6833

Campus Location

204M (Help Center) in the Student Union Building

Email

Gloria Rangel - grangel@odessa.edu

Website

To find out more about services provided by the Veteran’s Outreach office, please visit: http://www.odessa.edu/dept/counseling/veterans/index.htm

 

 

You will receive a grade for each assignment.  See the syllabus for specific details regarding grading for this course.

When answering essay and discussion questions, please use complete sentences and include an example from your own experience or that of a friend whenever possible.  Points will be deducted for not providing examples.

 

Submitting Lessons

The Course Lesson are available to download, view and/or print from the instructor’s website:  http://www.odessa.edu/dept/management/sjones/1301lessons.htm.  For each lesson, you will need to:

  1. Read the assigned chapter or chapters and turn in the entire lesson by the due date to avoid being penalized. Lessons more than two weeks late may not be accepted for grading without prior permission from the instructor. Grades will be returned to you by e-mail along with instructor's comments regarding your work. 
  2. Access the online quiz by clicking on this link and signing in to the course site.  https://www.eztestonline.com/619320/index1.tpx.

    You will need to register on this site following the instructions found by clicking on this link:
    EZ TEST ONLINE STUDENT HANDOUT Each quiz is open for a specified period of time. Be sure to complete the quiz by the due date.
     
  3. Prepare an answer sheet for each lesson.  You can attach your answer sheet to an email to me or you can type your answer sheet in the body of the email.

 

1301_s1

 

  1. Please use an answer sheet.

Sample Answer Sheet


 

  1. Make sure you put your name and course number in the body of the e-mail. 
  2. When answering the essay questions, please use complete sentences and include an example from your own experiences.  This helps me determine if you are understanding the topic and developing critical thinking skills needed to be successful in today's workplace. Tell me story, explaining and defining all text book terms and providing details and specifics.  Points will be deducted for not providing examples. 
  3. If you have any questions, please call or email me.  Office phone:  432-335-6454    Email address:  sjones@odessa.edu 

How to Submit work if your computer crashes:  If your computer goes down, you are still responsible to have the Lessons go me by the due date.  If you cannot email me your assignment, you can

 

  • Deliver it to my office:  SH 209.  If I am not in my office, you should leave it in the box in the hall.  Please do not slide under the door.

BMGT 1301.WB Supervision
Spring 2014 Course Schedule – Lesson Due Dates

Holidays: January 20, 2014 - Martin Luther King Day (College Closed)
March 10-15, 2014 –Spring Break (College Closed)
April 18, 2014 - Good Friday (College Closed)
Last Day to Drop:  April 16, 2014
Last Class Day:  May 10, 2014
Graduation May 17, 2014

 

Lesson

Due Date

Assignments

One
What Is a Supervisor

Chapter 1 – Supervision: Tradition and Contemporary Trends

02/02

1. Online Quiz (EZTest)
2. Essay Questions
3. Problem-Solving Case
4. Web Assignment

Two
Modern Supervision Challenges

Chapter 2 - Ensuring High Quality and Productivity

02/10

1. Online Quiz
2. Essay Questions
3. Problem-Solving Case

Three
Chapter 3 - Groups, Teams, and Powerful Meetings
Chapter 4 – Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics, and Sustainability

02/17

1. Online Quiz
2. Essay/Short Answer
3. Case Analysis
4. Web Assignment

Four
Chapter 5 - Managing Diversity

02/24

1. Online Quiz
2. Essay Questions
3. Problem-Solving Case

Five
Functions of the Supervisor

Chapter 6 - Reaching Goals: Plans and Controls

03/03

1. Online Quiz
2. Essay Questions
3. Goal Setting Project


NO LESSON DUE
 

03/10

Spring Break

Six
Chapter 7 - Organizing and Authority
Chapter 8 - The Supervisor as Leader

 

03/17

1. Online Quiz
2. Essay Questions
3. Web Activity

Seven
Chapter 9 - Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Creativity

03/24

1. Online Quiz
2. Essay Questions

Eight
Skills of the Supervisor

Chapter 10 –Communication: Theory and Modern Media
Chapter 11 - Motivating Employees

03/31

1. Online Quiz
2. Essay/Short Answer

Nine
Supervision and Human Relations
Chapter 17 - Appraising Performance

Skills of the Supervisor
Chapter 12 - Problem Employees: counseling and Discipline

04/07

1. Online Quiz
2. Essay/Short Answer

Ten
Chapter 13 - Managing Time and Stress
Chapter 14 Managing Conflict and Change

04/14

1. Online Quiz
2. Essay Questions
3. Web Assignment/Current Event

Eleven
Supervision and Human Relations

Chapter 15 - Selecting Employees
Chapter 16 – Providing Orientation and Training

04/21

1. Online Quiz
2. Essay Questions
4. Problem-solving Case

 

Final

 

05/05

 

Final Exam Essay


Odessa College Policies

 

Tuition Discounts

The “First Course is Free” discount waives standard tuition and fees for the first 3 credit hours taken at Odessa College. The discount applies to high school graduates taking their first class at Odessa College as well as transfer students taking their first class at Odessa College.

 

The “Academic Progress Discount” provides a 10% tuition discount upon completion of 30 credit hours until reaching 45 credit hours. It provides a 20% discount upon completion of 45 credit hours until reaching 60 credit hours. Student must maintain a 2.0 GPA to remain eligible for the discount.

 

Academic Policies
Note that the OC Student Handbook states (page 32) that “[i]n cases of academic dishonesty, the instructor has the authority to impose appropriate scholastic penalties. Complaints or appeals of disciplinary sanctions may be filed in accordance with the college due process procedure. Copies of the college due process procedure are available in the office of The Director of Student Life (CC104).”
For more information on your rights and responsibilities as a student at Odessa College, please refer to the following: The 411 of OC: Student Handbook 2012-2013; Student Rights & Responsibilities http://www.odessa.edu/dept/studenthandbook/handbook.pdf 
 

 

Scholastic Dishonesty
Scholastic dishonesty shall constitute a violation of these rules and regulations and is punishable as prescribed by board policies. Scholastic dishonesty shall include, but not be limited to, cheating on a test, plagiarism and collusion.

 

"Cheating on a test" shall include:

• Copying from another student's test paper

• Using test materials not authorized by the person administering the test.

• Collaborating with or seeking aid from another student during a test without permission from the test administrator.

• Knowingly using, buying, selling, stealing or soliciting, in whole or in part,

the contents of an unadministered test.

• The unauthorized transporting or removal, in whole or in part, of the contents

of the unadministered test.

• Substituting for another student, or permitting another student to substitute for

one's self, to take a test.

• Bribing another person to obtain an unadministered test or information about

an unadministered test.

• "Plagiarism" shall be defined as the appropriating, buying, receiving as a gift,

or obtaining by any means another's work and the unacknowledged

submission or incorporation of it in one's own written work.

• "Collusion" shall be defined as the unauthorized collaboration with another

person in preparing written work for fulfillment of course requirements. (Source: Odessa College Student Handbook 2012-2013, page 29-30)

 

Special Populations/Disability Services/Learning Assistance

Odessa College complies with Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you have any special needs or issues pertaining to your access to and participation in this or any other class at Odessa College, please feel free to contact me to discuss your concerns. You may also call the Office of Disability services at 432-335-6861 to request assistance and accommodations.

 

Odessa College affirms that it will provide access to  programs, services and activities to qualified individuals with known disabilities as required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), unless doing so poses an undue hardship or fundamentally alters the nature of the program or activity Disabilities may include hearing, mobility or visual impairments as well as hidden disabilities such as chronic medical conditions  (arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disorders, lupus, seizure disorders, etc.), learning disabilities or psychiatric or emotional disabilities. A student who comes to Odessa College with diagnosed disabilities which may interfere with learning may receive accommodations when the student requests them and submits proper documentation of the diagnosis. A Request for Accommodations form and guidelines for beginning the request process are available in the OC Help Center or on the Odessa College web site at  www.odessa.edu/dept/counseling/disabilities.htm. The college strives to provide a complete and appropriate range of services for students with disabilities such as assistance with testing, registration, information on adaptive and assistive equipment, tutoring, assistance with access and accommodations for the classroom where appropriate. For information regarding services, students with disabilities should contact the Office of Disability Services in the OC Help Center located in Room 204 of the Student Union Building or call 432-335-6433. (Source: Odessa College Catalog of Courses 2012-2013, page 52)

 

Dropping a Course or Withdrawing from College
Students wishing to drop a non-developmental course may do so online using WebAdvisor, at the Wrangler Express, or Registrar’s Office. A student wishing to drop a developmental course or withdraw from college should obtain a drop or withdrawal form from the Wrangler Express or the Registrar’s Office. Students are encouraged to consult with instructors prior to dropping a class. Students may not completely withdraw from the college by use of the Web. Students must drop a class or withdraw from college before the official withdrawal date stated in the class schedule. Students who are part of the Armed Forces Reserves may withdraw with a full refund if the withdrawal is due to their being ordered into active duty. A copy of the student’s orders must be presented to the Registrar’s Office at the time of the withdrawal. For details, please contact the Office of the Registrar. No longer attending class does not automatically constitute withdrawal from that class, nor does a student’s notification to an instructor that the student wishes to be dropped. Failure of a student to complete the drop/withdrawal process will result in a grade of “F.” (Source: Odessa College Catalog of Courses 2012-2013, page 36)

 

Learning Resource Center (LRC; Library)
The Library, known as the Learning Resources Center, provides research assistance via the LRC's catalog (print books, videos, e-books) and databases (journal and magazine articles). Research guides covering specific subject areas, tutorials, and the "Ask a Librarian " service provide additional help.

 

Student Success Center (SCC)

Located in the LRC, the Student Success Center (SSC) provides assistance to students in meeting their academic and career goals. We strive to provide new and updated resources and services at no charge to OC students. Academic support services include tutoring, study skills training, workshops, and the mentoring program. Tutoring is available for a variety of subjects including college mathematics, English,  government, history, speech, chemistry, biology, and all developmental coursework. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins will be served as soon as possible. Smarthinking online tutoring is also available. All computers in the center have Internet access, Microsoft Office, and software resources to assist OC students in improving their reading, writing and mathematical skills. The center also offers special assistance to students preparing for the THEA/COMPASS test. Computer lab assistants are available to assist students with student email, Blackboard, OC portal, Course Compass and more. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 432-335-6673 or visit www.odessa.edu/dept/ssc/ (Source: Odessa College Catalog of Courses 2012-2013, page 54)

 

 

Expectations for Engagement:

As an instructor, I understand the importance of clear, timely communication with my students. In order to maintain sufficient communication, I will

  • provide my contact information at the beginning of the syllabus;

  • respond to all messages within 24 hours if received Monday through Thursday, and within 48 hours if received Friday through Sunday; and,

  • notify students of any extended times that I will be unavailable and provide them with alternative contact information (for me or for my supervisor) in case of during the time I am unavailable.

As an instructor, I understand that my students will work to the best of their abilities to fulfill the course requirements. In order to help them in this area, I will

  • provide clear information about grading policies and assignment requirements in the course syllabus, and

  • communicate any changes to assignments and/or to the course calendar to students as quickly as possible.

 

As an instructor, I understand that I need to provide regular, timely feedback to students about their performance in the course. To keep students informed about their progress, I will

  • post grades for discussion postings within one week of the discussion thread closing.

  • provide grades for major assignments within 2 weeks of the due date or at least 3 days before the next major assignment is due, whichever comes first.

 

As a student, I understand that I am responsible for keeping up with the course. To help with this, I will

  • identify alternative computer and internet access in case my primary computer crashes or my internet service is unavailable;

  • recognize that the college provides free wi-fi and computer labs during regular campus hours to help me with accessing my course; and,

  • understand that my instructor does not have to accept my technical issues as a legitimate reason for late or missing work if my equipment or service is unreliable.

As a student, I understand that it is my responsibility to communicate quickly with the instructor any issue or emergency that will impact my involvement with or performance in the class. This includes, but is not limited to

  • getting “kicked off” of the system during tests or quizzes;

  • having trouble submitting assignments; and

  • dealing with a traumatic personal event.

As a student, I understand that it is my responsibility to understand course material and requirements and to keep up with the course calendar. While my instructor is available for help and clarification, I will

  • seek out help from my instructor and/or from tutors;

  • ask questions if I don’t understand; and

  • access my course several times during the week to keep up with assignments and announcements.

 

As a student, I understand that I will have the opportunity to provide feedback on my experience in this course through an end-of-course Student Evaluation of Instruction (SEI).

 

Disclaimer

This syllabus is tentative and subject to change in any part at the discretion of the instructor. Any changes will be in accordance with Odessa College policies. Students will be notified of changes, if any, in a timely manner.

 

Original Effort

The work submitted for this course must be original work prepared by the student enrolled in this course.
 

Digital Protocol

Take necessary steps to ensure that your assignments are submitted on time. Back-up and/or additional copies of all assignments submitted is encouraged. Computers/printers are available to OC students in the LRC (301-303); therefore, not having access to a computer due to technical issues (crash; corrupted files) will not be considered as an acceptable reason for not completing assignments. If there is a loss of server connection with Odessa College due to maintenance, then an email will be sent to students with pertinent information and status reports. Assignments submitted electronically need to follow the file-type requirements provided by the instructor.

 

Grade Inquiry

It is the responsibility of the student to keep track of assignment submissions and grades. At any point, you are welcome to meet with the instructor to discuss your academic progress. Contact the instructor to schedule an appointment.

 

Incomplete Policy

An ‘Incomplete’ grade may be given only if:

  • The student has passed all completed work

  • If he/she has completed a minimum of 75% of the required coursework. A grade of an “I” will only be assigned when the conditions for completions have been discussed and agreed upon by the instructor and the student.

  • An Incomplete form is submitted

 

 

 

 

Technical Support

For Blackboard username and password help and for help accessing your online course availability and student email account contact the Student Success Center at 432-335-6878 or online at https://www.odessa.edu/dept/ssc/helpdesk_form.htm.

 

Blackboard Support

I can’t log into my Blackboard Course, who do I contact?
Contact the Student Success Center: 432-335-6673 or online at https://www.odessa.edu/dept/ssc/helpdesk_form.htm. The SSC can provide you with your Blackboard login name. If you are not sure what your password is, they can reset your password.

I’m having a problem in my Blackboard Course, who do I contact?
For any problem that you have in your online course, always contact your Instructor first. Refer to the Instructor’s Contact Information area of the Syllabus for their preferred method of contact and the expected response time.

Additional Blackboard Help Resources:
Service Assistance Provided Available
Blackboard Help for Students Website with a searchable list of topics on how to navigate and use Blackboard for online courses. Online
Click here.
Blackboard On Demand Learning Center for Students This website provides an extensive list of short tutorial videos for student activities performed in Blackboard. Online
Click here.
Blackboard Collaborate: First Time Users If you have never used Blackboard Collaborate before, this website provides a system requirements check, configuration instructions, and training and resources area. Online
Click here.
Blackboard Collaborate: Essentials for Participants This website provides essential information for Participants of Collaborate sessions. Any Collaborate user, whether first-time or experienced, would benefit from reviewing the information here. Online
Click here.

 

Student E-mail Support

How do I set up, access, or update my Odessa College Student E-mail account?
Go to this website and follow the directions on the page: http://www.odessa.edu/gmail/.

I can't access my student email! I forgot my password!
Contact the Student Success Center: 432-335-6673 or online at https://www.odessa.edu/dept/ssc/helpdesk_form.htm. They can provide you with assistance in accessing your student email (created by OC) and can also assist with resetting your student email password. Make sure to have your student ID number available!

Your Blackboard login name is associated with your OC created student email account. All Correspondence for this course will be submitted using your Odessa College student email address.

Support for Students with Disabilities

How do I contact the Office of Special Populations?

Main Number 432-335-6861
Campus Location SUB 204N in the Student Union Building
Email Becky Rivera-Weiss - brivera@odessa.edu
Website To find out more about services provided by the Special Populations office, please visit: http://www.odessa.edu/dept/counseling/disabilities/index.htm

Learning Resources Center (LRC; Library)

How do I contact the Learning Resource Center?
Main Number

432-335-6640

FAQ Service LibAnswers: http://libanswers.odessa.edu
Contact a Specific OC Librarian Pat Quintero at 432/335-6350 or pquintero@odessa.edu
Donna Clark at 432/335-6645 or dclark@odessa.edu
Carolyn Petersen at 432/335-6641 or
cpetersen@odessa.edu
LRC Services and Guidelines Website https://www.odessa.edu/dept/library/services/index.htm

 

Equipment and Services Provided:
The Murry H. Fly Learning Resources Center (LRC) supports the college's curriculum resulting in a primary emphasis on each student's individual study and research needs. The faculty and staff work with the LRC's Technical Services and Public Services Departments in choosing materials to support all college programs. More than 59,000 books, 50,000 electronic books, 350 current periodicals, 6,700 media holdings, eight newspapers, and 60 databases are available to enhance the educational process.

Equipment/Services Available Used For Available
Books, videos, CDs Research On Campus and Online
Specialized databases not available online for free Research On Campus and Online
Magazines, newspapers, & scholarly journals Research On Campus and Online
Computers Research & word processing On Campus
Selected textbooks for short-term use Course work On Campus
Trained staff Answer "where do I find?" On Campus and Online
Tutorials Tips for research strategies On Campus and Online
Photocopiers, VHS/DVD players, FAX service For course work On Campus
Quiet study areas For course work On Campus

 

Student Success Center (SSC) / AVID Center

How do I contact the Student Success Center?
Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins will be served as soon as possible.
 
Main Number 432-335-6673
Campus Location 1st floor of the Library
Website with Additional Help and Information http://www.odessa.edu/dept/ssc/
Live Online Assistance / Chat Click Here
(If no one is currently available, please put your email and question(s) in the appropriate areas of the form and hit ‘send.’ Your question(s) will be addressed as soon as an SSC staff member becomes available.)

 

Equipment and Services Provided:
The purpose of the Odessa College Student Success Center is to provide assistance to students in meeting their academic and career goals. The SSC strives to continually provide new and updated resources that will empower all Odessa College students to succeed at OC and beyond.

Equipment/Services Available Used For Available
Tutoring by CRLA & Avid trained tutors Understanding course work and motivation On Campus and Online
Click here for more information.
Student Information Seminars (SIS) Demo email, Blackboard and SSC resources On Campus and Online
Click here for more information.
Study Skills Tools needed to succeed On Campus and Online
Click here for more information.
Basic Technology To navigate classes, email, etc. On Campus and Online
Plato Web Practice for TEAS test and basic math, science, etc. On Campus and Online
Click here for more information.
Project T.I.E. Practice for GED/COMPASS On Campus and Online
Click here for more information.
Student Orientation/Tour Show individual students where their classes will be. SIS presentation On Campus
M.O.R.E. Mentoring Program Networking, tips to navigate college life successfully On Campus
Click here for more information.
Smart thinking Online tutoring service. Connect with an e-structor and interact with a live tutor. Online
Click here for more information.

 

Veterans Support

How do I contact the office for Veteran’s Outreach?

Main Number 432-335-6833
Campus Location 204M (Help Center) in the Student Union Building
Email Gloria Rangel - grangel@odessa.edu
Website To find out more about services provided by the Veteran’s Outreach office, please visit: http://www.odessa.edu/dept/counseling/veterans/index.htm
 

Accrediting: Odessa College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Odessa College.

 

General inquiries about Odessa College, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to the College and not to the Commission’s office.


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