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Fall 2014

BMGT 2309.F30C - Leadership

          Office Hours

Course Schedule

Instructor:

  Sue Jones

Class Time/Room:

 TTH 8:00-10:50 am - SH 210-2

Office:

  SH 209

Phone:

  432-335-6454

Email:

  sjones@odessa.edu

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BMGT 2309.F30C Leadership

Fall Schedule - 2nd 8 Weeks


Week/Date

 


Topic


Assignment

Week 1

Oct. 21

 Oct. 23

 

Introductions

 Chapter 1: Understanding Leadership

 

Week 2

Oct. 28

 

 

  Oct. 30

 

Chapter 2: Recognizing Your Traits
Chapter 3: Engaging People’s Strengths
Chapter 4: Understanding Philosophy and Styles
Review

Movie Case: “In Good Company”




 

 

Week 3

Nov. 4

 
  

Nov. 6

 

Chapter 5: Attending to Tasks and Relationships
Chapter 6: Developing Leadership Skills
 

Movie Case: “Flight of the Phoenix”




 

 

Week 4

Nov. 11

  

Nov. 13

 

Chapter 7: Creating a Vision

  

Movie Case: “Invictus”




 

 

Week 5

Nov. 18

 

 

 Nov. 20

 

Chapter 8: Establishing a Constructive Climate
Chapter 9: Listening to Out-Group Members
Chapter 10: Handling Conflict

Movie Case: “Remember the Titans”



 

Week 6

Nov. 25

 Nov. 27

 

Movie Discussion

 Thanksgiving Holiday – No Class

 

Week 7

Dec.2

 

  


Dec. 4

 

Chapter 11: Addressing Ethics in Leadership
Chapter 12: Overcoming Obstacles
Review

 

Final Exam Movie Case: “The Last Castle”



 

 

Week 8

December 9

 

Final Exam Due

 

 

 


 

BMGT 2309.720 Leadership


Faculty Information

Name: Sue Jones
E-Mail: sjones@odessa.edu
Phone: 432-335-6454
Office: Sedate Hall Room 209

Office Hours: As Posted

Preferred Method of Communication:

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

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 Information

Introduction to Leadership Concepts and Practice, 3rd Edition.  Peter G. Northouse.  Sage Publishing.

Information About the Course

Course Description: BMGT 2309 Leadership (52.0201)(3-0) 3 hours. Leadership and its relationship to management. Prepares the student with leadership and communication skills needed to motivate and identify leadership styles. (COs 1,2,3,4,5,6)

Course Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course student will be able to

·        determine individual leadership styles

·        distinguish differences between leadership and management

·        explain the effects of leadership style on organizational environment

·        apply principles of leadership with individual, groups and organizations

 

Course Prerequisites:  None

Course Topics:

1.      Understanding Leadership

2.      Recognizing Your Traits

3.      Engaging People's Strengths

4.      Understanding Philosophy and Styles

5.      Attending to Tasks and Relationships

6.      Developing Leadership Skills

7.      Creating a Vision

8.      Establishing a Constructive Climate

9.      Listening to Out-Group Members

10.   Handling Conflict

11.   Addressing Ethics in Leadership

12.   Overcoming Obstacles

 

 Grading

Categories

Percentage

Class participation/homework

40%

Written essays

40%

Final Exam

20%

Total

100%

 

Grading Scale:

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

There are projects and/or assignments associated with this course as well as a Final Exam. Each assignment must be completed and turned in by the due date. Check the Semester Schedule for details.

General Course Requirements

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 Catalog. Your final grade will be based upon a combination of the following factors:

1.      Preparedness

2.      Purposeful participation in the classroom discussion

3.      Ability to relate and apply the concepts discussed in the course

4.      Scorers on exams, projects, and other assignments

5.      Score on final exam

Please understand that this a required course for the Business Leadership program in order to prepare you for successful employment. Quality work and active participation is expected.

 

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.

For online submissions, 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.

 

Attendance Policy

Students are expected to attend class regularly. A sign-in sheet will be provided at the beginning of each class. Excessive absences will be grounds for disciplinary action, and will be determined on a case-by-case basis. I you are more than 15 minutes late to class or leave class early without notifying the instructor, this will count as an absence. Students receive points for every class attended.

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 assignment 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.

3.      An Incomplete form is submitted

 

Course Schedule

(Tentative and Subject to Change)

BMGT 2309 Leadership
Fall 2014 - 2nd 8 weeks

 


Week/Date

 


Topic


Assignment

Week 1

Oct. 21

 

Oct. 23

 

Introductions

 

Chapter 1: Understanding Leadership

 

Week 2

Oct. 28

 

 

 

 

 

Oct. 30

 

Chapter 2: Recognizing Your Traits

Chapter 3: Engaging People’s Strengths

Chapter 4: Understanding Philosophy and Styles

Review

Movie Case: “In Good Company”






 

 

Week 3

Nov. 4

 

 

 

Nov. 6

 

Chapter 5: Attending to Tasks and Relationships

Chapter 6: Developing Leadership Skills

Movie Case: “Flight of the Phoenix”



 

 

Week 4

Nov. 11

 

 

Nov. 13

 

Chapter 7: Creating a Vision

 

 

Movie Case: “Invictus”




 

 

Week 5

Nov. 18

 

 

 

 

Nov. 20

 

Chapter 8: Establishing a Constructive Climate

Chapter 9: Listening to Out-Group Members

Chapter 10: Handling Conflict

Movie Case: “New in Town”




 

 

Week 6

Nov. 25

 

Nov. 27

 

Movie Discussion

 

Thanksgiving Holiday – No Class

 

Week 7

Dec.2

 

 

 

 

Dec. 4

 

Chapter 11: Addressing Ethics in Leadership

Chapter 12: Overcoming Obstacles

Review

 

Final Exam Movie Case: “The Last Castle”



 

 

Week 8

December 9

 

Final Exam Due

 

 

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

 

Student Learning Outcome(s)

Core Objectives (CO's)

Distinguish differences between leadership and management

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

Explain the effects of leadership style on organizational environment

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

Determine individual leadership styles

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

Explain the effects of leadership style on organizational 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

Apply principles of leadership with individuals, groups and organizations

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

Apply principles of leadership with individuals, groups and organizations

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

 

 

 

 

 

And now I will show you the excellent way. . .  1 Corinthians 12:31b