Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:50-11:30, Bridwell Rm 305
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
GRADED ITEMS AND GRADE DETERMINATION
There will be five in-depth lecture examinations. These examinations may consist of multiple choice, short answer, definitions, listing, true/false, and/or essay.
SELF-GENERATED CASE STUDY
(Use APA style)
Phase 1: In approximately 500 words, identify a management problem you have encountered in your work place and suggest a possible solution for the problem. This is due on March 19, 2012.
Phase 2: Read at least three academic journal articles, which discuss this problem and then rewrite the case study incorporating the information you have discovered. This addendum should also be approximately 500 words. Include a reference list with your case study.
You may use, but are not limited to, any of the following:
Administrative Science Quarterly
Academy of Management Journal
Harvard Business Review
Journal of Applied Psychology
Journal of Management
Journal of Managerial Issues
CASE STUDY PRESENTATION:
Briefly identify the problem you addressed in general terms. Elaborate on your recommended actions and the data you discovered in your research. This presentation should last approximately 15 to 20 minutes and you may use any media you choose. I will be available for consultation regarding presentation methods such as overheads, slide projectors and/or Power Point. Class presentations (to include submission of Phase II) are scheduled on May 3, 2012.
As part of this course, I am asking you to read Bed Number Ten by Sue Baier. I have scheduled four discussion periods throughout the semester specifically referencing sections of the book. You are expected to read and be able to discuss during those class periods. There will be a short quiz associated with each section prior to the discussion. You will be required to complete a literature review of this book. This literature review should be two-pages, double spaced with no greater than a 12 font. Please include your thoughts in reference to the main characters experience. The literature review should be submitted no later than May 1, 2012.
Lecture examinations 50%
Quizzes & Literature Review 20%
Self-Generated Case Study 30%(Phase I – 5%, Phase – II – 25%)
APPROXIMATE GRADING SCALE
MISSED EXAM POLICY
If a student is going to miss an examination, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor prior to the exam to arrange with the instructor to make up the missed exam. A 15% reduction will be taken for each day (weekends and holidays included) after the scheduled exam date. The professor reserves the right to make unscheduled exams essay in nature and considerably more challenging.
Regular class attendance is required. No distinction is made between excused and unexcused absences unless the absence has been cleared through the office of the Dean of Students, Athletic Department or Academic Affairs. If a student misses a lecture, it is the student’s responsibility to work with other class members to determine what material was missed. Please refer to the MSU Student Handbook for more information.
All components of RESP 4443 are designed to represent the efforts of each student INDIVIDUALLY and are NOT to be shared, copied or plagiarized from other sources. When students submit their efforts for grading, they are attesting that abided by this rule.
Cheating includes, but is not limited to, (1) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests or examinations; (2) dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems or completing other assignments; or (3) the acquisition of tests or other academic materials belonging to the university faculty or staff without permission.
Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use of, by paraphrase or direct quotation without correct citation in the text and on the reference list, the published and unpublished works of another person. Students may NOT submit papers and assignments that they have previously submitted for this or other courses. The use of materials generated by agencies engaged in “selling” term papers is also plagiarism.
Academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism, etc.) will not be tolerated in this class. Whenever a student is unsure of whether a particular situation will be interpreted as academic dishonesty, he/she should ask the instructor for clarification. If students are guilty of academic dishonesty, a grade of “0” will be given for the quiz, assignment, etc. Cases may also be referred to the Dean of Students for possible dismissal from the university.
By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a “limited right” in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The “limited right” shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes. Specifically, faculty may submit student papers and assignments to an external agency to verify originality and authenticity, and to detect for plagiarism.
Student Honor Creed
"As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."
As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.
Thus, we, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.
We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.
We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.