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MGT 305: Calendar and Syllabus
MGT 305 ~ Principles of Management: A ReFraming Approach
Fall Semester 2007/Instructor: Dr. Kathy Hansen

Section 01 MW, noon to 1:15 pm
LBC 222
   Word version of syllabus available upon request

Instructor: Dr. Kathy Hansen
Office No official office, but you can find me before and after class in the LBC lobby (first floor) or CyberCafe (lower level). To drop off assignments outside of class time, use silver, metal mesh bin in LBC 415. Have assignment signed and dated by faculty, staff, or student assistant if after due date.
Office Hours: M/W, 11 am to noon, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm; T/Th: Noon to 1 pm, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Contact info: home: 740-8872
cell (I don't use it much, but feel free to try texting me): 386-871-9490

Instant Messaging:
AOL/AIM: QCCareerClinic (I will try to keep this one consistently activated)
Yahoo: kathy0quintcareers0com

MSN: quintessential@quintcareers.com


e-mail: khansen@stetson.edu
kathy@quintcareers.com


MGT 305/Principles of Management/Fall 2007
      
     August 2007
Monday
Tuesday
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Classes begin

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 Classes
Begin

Intro/Course Overview
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Week 2

Management & Organizations

DUE: Leadership Self-Rating


DUE: Student Info Form
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The Re-Framing Concept

Formation of Frame Groups
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September 2007
Monday
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LABOR DAY
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Debrief In-Basket Exercise;
followed by
Work in Teams Day
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October 2007

Monday
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Continue/Debrief
Motivational Exercises; followed by



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FALL BREAK
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FALL BREAK
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Managerial
Communication


Glossary and Managerial Dilemma Take-Home Test # 2 distributed
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Organizational
Culture



November 2007

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Week 12

Leadership
View film The Queen

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Leadership
Finish viewing film The Queen


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THANKSGIVING BREAK
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THANKSGIVING BREAK
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THANKSGIVING BREAK
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December 2007

Monday
Tuesday
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LAST DAY OF CLASSES

Semester
Wrapup

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READING DAY
 

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DUE: Glossary and Managerial Dilemma Take-Home Test #3
by 11 A.M. (end of this class's final-exam slot)

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Course objectives:
  • To acquire a basic conceptual understanding of what a manager does with a focus on the key managerial functions of planning, organizing, directing, controlling, communicating, and decision-making.
  • To explore your predisposition to managerial work (do you think you want to be a manager?) and the factors that might influence your predisposition.
  • To further develop your understanding of organizational realities that affect job performance and career satisfaction.
  • To focus on topics and activities that are of interest and use to students
  • To further develop work relevant skills, particularly in the area of teamwork.
  • To develop a personal glossary of key management terms.

This Syllabus
You are responsible for the information, assignments, and policies in this syllabus. This online syllabus is defined as this Web page and every document that this Web page links to. The syllabus is posted on Blacboard but can also be accessed independently at http://katharinehansenphd.com/mgt305/. While the instructor will make every effort not to make changes in this syllabus and the schedule of activities, they are subject to change.

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Required Texts:
  • Essentials of Contemporary Management, Jones & George; referred to in this syllabus as "text."
  • Web-based readings, handouts, and/or other readings as assigned.

  •  Grading
    Please keep track of your grades and extra-credit points. IMPORTANT: Save your papers. Occasionally instructor enters points incorrectly on Blackboard or neglects to record a grade (especially in the case of late papers); your own careful record-keeping will help prevent discrepancies. It is YOUR responsibility to monitor your grades on Blackboard and ensure that they are correctly entered.
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    ASSIGNMENT POINTS
    Student Information Form
    Counts toward
    Attendance Points

    Choice: Managerial Shadowing Paper or Book Analysis Paper 100
    Various homework assignments as outlined in calendar portion of syllabus that are designed to prepare you for class activities.

    Count toward
    Attendance Points
    Glossary and Managerial Dilemma Take-Home Tests (3)
    3 x 100 = 300
    Personal Case Papers (2)
    2 x 100 = 200
    Team Project 250
    Class attendance/participation/preparation 150, including certain in-class activities
    Total possible points from regular assignments
    1,000 
    Plus/Minus grading applies: 98-100=A+; 93-97=A; 90-92=A-; 87-89=B+; 83-86=B; 80-82=B-; 77-79=C+; 73-76=C; 70-72=C-; 67-69=D+; 63-66=D; 60-62=D-; under 60 = F.

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    Class Policies
    Class attendance/participation/preparation policy: Participation is critical to the quality of this class. Therefore, regular attendance is expected:

  • Students who miss 4 classes will be asked to drop the class.
  • 150 points are allotted for attendance/participation/preparation.
  • Preparation means that you must complete reading assignments and be prepared to thoughtfully discuss the assigned readings.
  • Attendance will usually be taken via an attendance sheet or recording of absences based on those who are not in class to pick up graded assignments.
  • Points will be deducted for each absence.
  • Additional deductions will be taken when students are absent on guest-speaker days, mandatory-attendance days, and presentation days.
  • Absences MAY be excused at the instructor's discretion, but only if the student contacts instructor BEFORE the missed class. If you plan to miss class for a pre-excused absence, you must turn in any assignment(s) on or BEFORE the due date to avoid lateness penalties.
  • Extended absences MAY be excused if student provides a doctor's note after an illness that resulted in missed class(es); HOWEVER, student is still responsible for informing instructor that he/she expects to miss class(es).
  • Athletes who expect to miss class because of games MUST supply a schedule in advance from the coach and must turn in assignments BEFORE they are due if they will be traveling on the due date.
  • Students will earn points for participation and preparation, ranging from zero points for no participation to a maximum number of points for the highest level of participation.
  • Participation grade may include participation on Blackboard.
  • Regular attendance is also to your advantage because there will be at least one unannounced in-class opportunity to earn extra-credit points.
  • The quality of attendance, preparation, and participation will determine whether we have a final exam in the class.
  • Late paper policies: Assignments are expected on the due dates. Because of the volume of students, late-assignment policies must be very stringent.
    • Assignments handed in late will have FULL LETTER GRADE deducted for EACH CALENDAR DAY (not each class day) of lateness.
    • Assignments 5 calendar days late are automatically subject to a baseline grade of not higher than 50 percent. ABSOLUTELY NO ASSIGNMENTS ACCEPTED AFTER 5 CALENDAR DAYS OF LATENESS. NO EXCEPTIONS.
    • Athletes who will not be in class because of an athletic event on a day when an assignment is due must hand in the assignment BEFORE the due date to avoid lateness deductions.
    • Late assignments tend to get backlogged in the grading process and may not be graded until late in the semester. If that happens, you won't be able to monitor your grade on Blackboard. Do not bug me with questions like, "When are you going to grade X assignment?" if you turned in that assignment late.
    NOTE SPECIAL LATENESS POLICIES IN BOX BELOW

      • Late papers may NOT be slipped under instructor's door. This policy also applies to ON the door or anywhere in the vicinity of the door. They must be submitted directly to instructor or to A MEMBER OF THE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT FACULTY OR STAFF in LBC 432 so date/time of submission can be recorded. Any papers slipped under instructor's door are subject to MAXIMUM lateness penalties.
      • E-mailing assignments or uploading to Blackboard Dropbox: Although virtual communication is encouraged in this class, the volume of students precludes electronic submission of assignments except as noted by instructor. The time and resource burden on instructor to print out, store, and organize electronically submitted assignments is too great. Therefore:
        • NO assignment may be electronically submitted – via e-mail attachment or Blackboard – unless the Web page describing that assignment specifically permits electronic submissions OR you have made special arrangements with instructor.

      Unacceptable/ungraded paper policy
      :
      Occasionally students turn in papers that, if graded, would result in a failing or near-failing grade. If such a paper is returned to you ungraded, you have 48 hours to re-work the paper and turn it back in. The highest grade you can receive for a re-worked paper is the point-value equivalent of 89 percent. The final paper usually cannot be re-submitted for a higher grade, depending on timing.

      Policy/procedure for "firing" a team member: A team that is having a problem with a team member who is not pulling his or her weight in the development of the group project or otherwise impeding the progress of the group project should follow the following procedure:

        1. As a group, the complaining group members should confront the problem group member to ensure that he/she knows he/she is causing a problem.
        2. If no improvement occurs, the complaining group members should alert instructor.
        3. Instructor will talk to all parties separately and then attempt to arbitrate the problem with all parties present.
        4. If improvement still does not occur, complaining group members will inform instructor, and then group members will "fire" the problem group member. The fired group member will have to do an individual project, which will be worth only 75 percent of the available points for the team project.
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    Academic Honesty policies: The Connections Handbook and the University’s Honor System detail numerous guidelines regarding ethical behavior in our academic environment. Any student found in violation of these guidelines will fail this course. You can review information on the Honor System at: http://www.stetson.edu/honorsystem/.

    Cell Phone Policy: If your cell phone rings in class and plays a tune, I WILL start dancing to it. Trust me; you do not not want to see this.

    Text-messaging Policy: Text-messaging in class is rude, and I won't tolerate it.

      Writing Expectations: Competent writing is expected. Instructor will provide ample feedback on graded papers, and students are expected to improve their writing throughout the semester. Most writing assignments will be returned with detailed editing; students are expected to learn from these errors and not repeat them in future assignments. An error handout can be found at this link: "Why Is It Red?" It's a good idea to refer to this page before your first and subsequent writing assignments to familiarize yourself with the types of flaw instructor will be looking for. You are also welcome to submit assignments to instructor before the due date for critique.
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      Blackboard: Blackboard will be used for class announcements, reminders, syllabus changes, postings of helpful information, extra-credit assignments, and may be used for interactive discussion. You are strongly encouraged to check Blackboard regularly – several times a week and certainly before your MGT 305 classes.

    Overview of assignments and requirements

    Team Project

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      You and 2-4 other MGT 305 students will form "frame" teams based on a "re-framing" concpt that will be introduced early in the semester. Click here for more information. Total points = 250.

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    Individual Assignments
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    Glossary and Managerial Dilemma Take-Home Tests (3): The glossary portion of these tests is to provide you with a compendium of management terms/concepts that you may wish to keep and refer back to in the future as a resource. Each test asks you to define roughly 15 management terms/concepts in your own words and give an example of how each term/concept can be applied. In addition, each test will present a managerial dilemma that will enable you to apply the concepts you've learned in the class and in the text(s) to explain how you would handle the dilemma if you were a manager. The 3rd test will be due at the end of this class's final-exam slot. Tests will be distributed roughly 4 weeks before they are due to give you plenty of time to complete them. Further explanation and example here.

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    Personal Case Papers (2): Write 2 personal-case papers that describe and analyze an organizational event or experience that
    was significant or challenging for you. You have several choices of topic for each paper. 1.5-2 pages, double-spaced.
    Points = 100 each = 200. More explanation here.

    Topic choices (choose 2 of the following; write about one of your chosen topics in the first Personal Case Paper and your second chosen topic in the second Personal Case Paper):

      • Your best and worst experiences in applying political skills in an organizational setting.
      • Leadership autobiography. The people, places, and events that have had the greatest influence on your understanding of leadership and of yourself as leader.
      • A challenging change effort you have experienced in an organizational setting.
    Be prepared to share and discuss your personal cases in class.


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    Homework Assignments:

    Leadership Self-Rating (part of team project)
    HR Problem Vignettes Preparation
    Preparation for In-Basket Exercise (part of team project)
    Motivational Exercise (part of team project)
    Team Frames Assessment (part of team project)

    Choice: Managerial Shadowing Paper or Book Analysis Paper: 3-page, double-spaced:

    Choice 1: Analysis of a management-related book that has been on the Business Week or New York Times Business Bestsellers list within the last five years. More explanation here.
    Choice 2: Shadow a business manager for a minimum of half a day and compare his/her managerial roles with Henry Mintzberg's Managerial Roles. More explanation here.
    Points = 100.


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    Keys to Success in MGT 305


    1. Read the syllabus carefully. Note due dates, policies, and point values.

    2. Check Blackboard regularly – at least a few times weekly and definitely before each class.

    3. Come to class.

    4. Submit assignments on time.

    5. Be prepared to participate in each class based, in part, on having completed the readings.

    6. Monitor your grade on Blackboard and alert instructor promptly if your grade for a given assignment does not seem to be recorded.

    7. If you are confused or have questions about any assignment, policy, or aspect of the course, ASK INSTRUCTOR. No question is stupid, and I am always happy to answer. Do not rely on assumptions or what friends/classmates tell you.

    8. Read the Syllabus.

    9.
    Check Blackboard regularly.

    10. Read the Syllabus.

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