General Learning Goals:
General learning goals represent the skills that graduates will carry with them into their careers. While assessing student performance in obtaining these general learning goals, the Dillard College is assessing its programs. The assessments will assist us as we improve our curriculum and curriculum delivery.
Course Specific Learning Goals: After completing this course, students should be able to:
Exams (2): Exams will cover assigned chapters, in-class lectures, speakers, and any other assigned readings. Students are responsible for all assigned textbook material, even if it is not directly discussed in class.
Team Projects (3): There will be threeteam projects. Each student will be part of a team. Each team will be responsible for a “Group Projects” assignment at the end of five selected textbook chapters. The assignment will consist of a written summary and an oral presentation. The team members should work jointly to complete these projects. For each team project,
Individual Project (1): Each class member will be the lead discussant for one of the chapter “closing case study”. It is up to the student to decide whether to use PowerPoint and/or handouts and how to conduct his/her discussion session. However, it will take at least 30 minutes to cover the material. This is also a great opportunity to do some research and present some additional quality current information to the class. Your role will be the instructor for your case study. Your best efforts and preparation will be necessary to be successful.
Participation: To benefit most from this course, the student must take the perspective of a practicing manager rather than that of a mildly interested onlooker. Class participation is extremely critical in this course. While basic chapter material is important, the classes will concentrate on applying that material to the cases and exercises at the ends of the chapters. There will be very little lecturing by the instructor. Because this course depends so strongly on discussions, each student bears responsibility, not only for her/his own learning, but also for contributing to the learning experiences of others. Coming fully prepared for each class is a prerequisite for optimizing the benefits from this course. Preparation is demonstrated by both the quality and quantity of involvement in the assigned topic of discussion. Attendance alone is not enough for an above average participation grade. You must talk and make informed comments. Each student’s participation (or lack thereof) will be noted for each class period. 50 of the 200 points will be based on the percentage of classes attended. Absences will be excused only for approved school trips and serious health issues. 150 of the 200 points will be based on being prepared for class and actively participating in class discussions on a daily basis. Not being prepared daily and non-participation in classes will limit your grade to a maximum of a B in the course. Everyone starts with 0 out of 150 points possible for participation. Grades will be given as earned.
Peer Evaluation: For all team activities, you will grade your team members on the quality and quantity of their participation in the team by completing peer evaluation forms. You are required to turn in these evaluation forms.
Points will be allocated using the following scheme.
Grades will be assigned using the following scheme.
Team Projects (100 points each)
Attendnce & Partiptn
Regular attendance is expected and roll will be taken. Participation in class discussion is mandatory and a significant part of the overall class grade. Students must read the assigned material and complete assignments prior to coming to class and be prepared to discuss and ask questions relating to assigned material. See the MSU Student Handbook for University Class Attendance Policy.