First meeting Januray 27th 7:30 am to 6:00 p.m.
Second meeting May 4th 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:
• Define concepts of organizational behavior for effective management.
• Identify current research in management practice.
• Define principles of performance appraisal, group theory, and conflict resolution.
• Describe effective techniques for influencing employee behavior, job satisfaction and employee attitude.
• Describe principles of time management, staffing and staff scheduling in management and organization theory.
• Assess the value of staff development and continuing education in effective management.
• Discuss managerial challenges to include diversity, temporary workers, organizational culture, reimbursement/coding issues, and interviewing procedures.
Scholarly Paper - 25%
Scholarly paper topics must be related to Radiologic Science Administration / Management. Topics must be approved by the instructor (first come – first serve). A list of topics already selected by class members will be posted on the course WebCT.
Examples of management challenges include:
Other ideas for topics can be gleaned from the textbook or from outside resources. See chart at syllabus end for due dates. Students will present their topics (as a Power Point presentation) to the class during discussion time the second class weekend.
The paper should use the standard MSU title page and be written in APA format. It should be 7-10 pages in length, not counting the cover page, abstract, reference list, and any appendices. The paper should:
Organizational Assessment - 25%
Based on current place of employment discuss the following:
This assignment should be compiled and emailed electronically. If you have paper copies of some documents you should scan them and include as part of the file. Include copies of organization chart, appraisal system, etc. as applicable. Some of this information may be tied into your literature review paper. See due date on the chart at the end of the syllabus.
CPT Coding Assignment – 20%
The student will be given a list of common procedures. Using the appropriate resources the student will determine the appropriate CPT code and submit the assignment as a Word document for grading.
Presentation - 10%
Create a Power Point presentation to present your research paper to the class during the second seminar weekend. The presentation should reflect an overview (not necessary to discuss search or methods, just key findings and conclusions.) for the RADS 5103 scholarly paper. Each presentation will be 10 minutes in length with 5 minutes allotted for question/answer.
Electronic Discussion - 10%
Each student must introduce one workplace issue (water cooler discussion). At minimum, each student should log-in to the discussion forum at least once each week. While each student does not have to make comments on each topic, but each student must make comments on at least 50% of the topics presented for discussion (in addition to his/her own new topic). Open discussion is encouraged.
(To make this discussion format work smoothly, students should become familiar with techniques to follow existing electronic discussion threads and to open new discussion threads using the WebCT Discussion Tool.)
Class Participation – 10%
Each student is expected to prepare and to participate in class discussions and activities on each topic. Students will present a summary of their topic by way of their posters to other students and the faculty during the second weekend. The quality, relevancy, and consistency of each student's participation will be evaluated by the instructor according to the following factors:
2012 Tentative Class Schedule
First Class Participation
Paper Topic (2 weeks)
Organizational Assessment (4 weeks)
CPT Coding Assignment (7 weeks)
Scholarly Paper (11 weeks)
Power Point Presentation
Bring to second class
Second Class Participation (13 weeks)
Scholarly Paper 25%
Organizational Assessment 25%
CPT Coding Assignment 20%
Electronic Discussion 10%
Class Participation 10%
A 100 - 90
B 89 - 80
C 79 - 70
D 69 - 60
F 59 and below
Assignments will be submitted electronically as email attachments using the following guidelines:
· IBM compatible format (not MAC)
· Word 2003 or newer version
· Times New Roman 12 point font ONLY
· Standard 1” margins on all sides
· Double spaced
· Standard MSU Cover Page
All assignments must be posted by the deadlines listed on the calendar. Late assignments will be reduced by a letter grade per week and will not be accepted 3 weeks past the deadline.
Without exception, students MUST attend and participate in both graduate seminar weekends to receive credit for this course.