BMGT 1305.FIC- Communications in Management
Business Communication Building Critical Skills 6th Edition by Kitty O. Locker and Stephen Kyo Kaczmarek. McGraw-Hill/Irwin Publisher. ISBN: 9780073403267.
BMGT 1305 Communications in Management (52.0201) (3-0) 3 credit hours. Basic theory and processes of communication skills necessary for the management of an organization’s workforce. (COs 1, 2, 4, 5, & 6).
Course Student Learning Outcomes
This course is designed to help student explain the communication process; identify communication channels and their relationship to semantics and perception; compare and contrast the relationship of communication and management; and demonstrate competencies in verbal and written communication skills through oral and written presentations.
Expectations: This is a college level course and you will, therefore, be expected to uphold established college standards as outlined in the most recent Odessa College Bulletin. Your final grade will be based upon a combination of the following factors:
2. Purposeful participation in the classroom discussion
3. Ability to relate and apply the concepts discussed in the course
4. Scores on exams, projects, and other assignments
5. Score on final exam
Note that preparedness and purposeful participation are the first two elements of the grading criteria. This is not strictly a lecture course. Students will be required to actively participate in the discussions, both individually and in assigned groups. You cannot participate if you are not present in class, and purposeful participation is difficult to achieve if you are not prepared. If you must be absent, please contact your instructor before the absence if possible or as soon after the missed class as possible to make arrangements for the make-up work or missed assignments. This is your responsibility. Show respect to everyone in the class by communicating appropriately - do not sleep or put your head or feet on the tables or chairs. Cell phones should be placed on either vibrate or silent mode and are to be accessed in emergency cases only
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 due date. Your grade will be posted to the grade book located on Web Advisor. Your grade will be a compilation of the following categories:
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 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).
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.
The work submitted for this course must be original work prepared by the student enrolled in this course.
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.
Students are expected to attend class regularly. A sign-in sheet will be available for each class period. Make sure you sign-in when you arrive for class.
It is the responsibility of the student to keep track of assignment submissions and grades. Your grades will be posted on the gradebook in Web Advisor. 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 assignment is late.
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.
3. An Incomplete form is submitted
(Tentative and Subject to Change)
BMGT 1305.F01C Communications in Management
Holidays: January 19, 2015 – Martin Luther King Day (College Closed)
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Odessa College Policies
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.
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 /dept/studenthandbook/handbook.pdf
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 /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
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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.
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Learning Resources Center (LRC; Library)
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BMGT 1305.F1Communications in
Holidays: January 19, 2015 - Martin Luther King Day (College Closed)
And now I will show you the excellent way. . . 1 Corinthians 12:31b
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