Concepts, terminology, principles, theories, and issues in the field of management.
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Welcome to the Principles of Management Web Class. Please follow steps 1 thru 4 below for all the information on how to take this course. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Required Text: Essentials of Contemporary Management, 5th edition with Connect Plus Access Card; Jones/George, McGraw Hill, ISBN: 0078029341.
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Complete Student Information Form. I will be communicating with you using your Odessa College Student Email Account. If you do not have a student email account, please activate your account by following the instructions found on the OC web site. After you have submitted your completed form, you should continue with Step 2.
Read the General Information page (Syllabus). This will give you all the information you need to complete this course. (Course Description, Grading, Lesson Submission, etc.) After you have read the information page, proceed to Step 3.
Lesson Due Dates - every lesson has a specific date that it is due. Late lessons will be penalized with a point deduction for each day the lesson is late. Proceed to Step 4.
Get the lessons. - Connect Website: http://connect.mcgraw-hill.com/class/s_jones_fall_
1327.WB Principles of Management
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.
Required Text: Essentials of Contemporary Management, 5th edition with Connect Plus Access Card; Jones/George, McGraw Hill, ISBN: 0078029341. This book may be purchased from the Odessa College Bookstore or from an online book seller. Instructor will provide instructions for registering on the Connect Management Site.
Course Description: (Catalog Description): BMGT 1327 Principles of Management (52.0201) (3-0) 3 credit hours. Concepts, terminology, principles, theories, and issues in the field of management. (ICOs 1,2,3,4,5,6) No prerequisite required.
This information applies to each of the lessons for this course.
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:
Each lesson consists of multiple assignments:
1. Online quiz – 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. 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.
Class Website: http://www.odessa.edu/dept/management/sjones/1327.htm
Connect Website: http://connect.mcgraw-hill.com/class/s_jones_fall_2013 . Online registration instructions: Go to the website and click the "register now" button.
Instructor's Office Hours: The instructor's office hours and phone numbers are listed below. Please do not hesitate to utilize this time to discuss any course-related topic.
Course Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, student will be prepared to
Odessa College’s Institutional Core Objectives (ICOs):
1) Critical Thinking Skills - to include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information
2) Communication Skills - to include effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication
3) Empirical and Quantitative Skills - to include the manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions
4) Teamwork - to include the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal
5) Personal Responsibility - to include the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making
6) Social Responsibility - to include intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities
Course Expectations: This is a college level course and you will, therefore, be expected to uphold established college standards as below under Odessa College Policies. Your final grade will be based upon a combination of the following factors:
Business Leadership students are encouraged to make an appointment with Connie Nichols or Sue Jones to discuss both academic and career goals toward the end of each long semester.
Departmental and Instructor Course Requirements, Evaluation Methods, and Grading Policy: There are projects and/or assignments associated with this course as well as a Final Exam. The assignments must be completed and turned in by the due date. Students are required to attend a minimum of 4 community leadership meetings during each semester. Check the calendar page located on the instructor's website for a list of organizations, meeting dates and times, and instructions. (http://www.odessa.edu/dept/management/sjones/meetings.htm )
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 following categories:
Lessons will be available beginning the first day of class. Lessons are completed online – all are interactive on the Connect Plus website. You may work on the assignments and save your progress; however, the lesson may only be submitted for grading once. If you experience technical difficulties, please contact me. Also, the McGraw-Hill Connect website has user support including a computer diagnostic tool to make sure your computer is updated.
The projected cutoff point for A’s, B’s, C’s, and D’s are based on a 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 will receive an updated grade sheet weekly along with the graded lesson and any comments or suggestions regarding the work submitted. If work is submitted before the due date, it will be evaluated after the due date.
Success Coaches: The Odessa College Student Success Coaches will help you stay focused and on track to complete your educational goals. If an instructor sees that you might need additional help or success coaching, he or she may submit a Retention Alert or a Starfish Alert. A Student Success Coach will contact you to work toward a solution.
If you consider withdrawing or dropping this class, please contact the instructor who will provide information regarding withdrawals, dropping a class or receiving an incomplete.
Business Leadership students should be aware that a grade of a “C” or better is necessary to meet the degree or certificate requirements.
Student E-mail: Please access your Odessa College Student E-mail, by following the link to either set up orupdate your account: http://www.odessa.edu/gmail/. Correspondence will be submitted using your Odessa College email as an alternative method to contact you with information regarding this course
Objective of the Business Leadership Department: The primary object of the business leadership program is to prepare each student for employment by providing skills training in critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, communication, self-management, and leadership. The business leadership program is not intended to serve as preparatory work toward a baccalaureate degree. Students planning to pursue a four-year degree should consult the upper level institution of their choice regarding transferability of courses.
Department Web site: http://www.odessa.edu/dept/management/
BMGT 1327.WB Principles of Management
Holidays: September 2, 2013 – Labor Day (College Closed)
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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)
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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)
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.
Expectations for Engagement – Face to Face Learning: To help make the learning experience fulfilling and rewarding, the following Expectations for Engagement provide the parameters for reasonable engagement between students and instructors for the learning environment. Students and instructors are welcome to exceed these requirements.
Reasonable Expectations of Engagement for Instructors
Reasonable Expectations of Engagement for Students
Student Evaluation of Instruction: The SEI process for face-to-face and online courses is scheduled for Nov. 18 - 22, 2013
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Design for Completion: As part of the Design for Completion initiative, your Odessa College Student Success Coach and faculty mentor will help you stay focused and on track to complete your educational goals. If an instructor sees that you might need additional help or success coaching, he or she may submit a Retention Alert. Your Student Success Coach or faculty mentor will contact you to work toward a solution.
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.
And now I will show you the excellent way. . . 1 Corinthians 12:31b
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