ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR/INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS
MGMT 4330, 2nd MINI-TERM, ONLINE COURSE
FALL, 2013


PROFESSOR: DR. PATRICIA LAPOINT
OFFICE: COOKE 209A
OFFICE PHONE: (325) 793-3855
E-MAIL ADDRESS: lapointp@mcmurryadm.mcm.edu
WEB ADDRESS: http://www.mcm.edu/~lapointp

OFFICE HOURS:

M: 8:30-11; 12:00-1:00; 2:30-3:30
W: 8:30-11; 12:00-1:00; 2:30-3:30
F: 9:00-11:00; 12:00-1:00

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The study of individuals, groups, and organizations in the work environment, to include the structure, processes, and effects of each upon the other. Also, Interpersonal relationships emphasizing individual and group behavior, and communication in an organizational setting with further emphasis upon identifying and classifying individual behavior and personal styles of behavior are examined.

PREREQUISITES: A fundamentals course in Management

COURSE OVERVIEW: The Organizational Behavior course examines person, group and organizational processes both individually and integratively. Students will examine and develop the 7 foundation competencies for effectiveness. These competencies are: Self, Communication, Diversity, Ethics, Across Cultures, Teams, and Change. Student are administered a pre-competency assessment at the beginning of the semester in order to ascertain their level of competency in each area. Upon completion of the course, students will be administered a post-competency assessment of the 7 foundation competencies in order to assess their learning in the course. There are several exercises, case studies, and research project as part of the course structure, the purpose of which is to develop the student's critical thinking and competencies skills.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

Course Objectives and Goals Linked to Which Departmental Program Goal(s) Linked to Which Institutional Goal(s) Evidence of Student Learning to Meet This Goal
To develop a working knowledge and understanding of behavior in an organizational context Knowledge: 1, 5-9; Skills: 3, 4 #2; #3; #4; #5; #7; #8; #9 Examinations; applied exercises; written analyses
To create self-wareness of one's personal behavior and personal interaction with others Knowledge: 5; Skills: 4 #2; #3; #4; #7; #8; #9 pre-and post-competency assessment; exercises
To develop competencies in interpersonal relationships which include leadership, conflict management and team work Knowledge: 5, 5, 8; Skills: 2, 4, 5 #2; #3; #4; #5; #7; #8; #9 research project; pre-and-post competency assessment
To develop strategies for improving the effectiveness of interpersonal relationships Knowledge: 5; Skills: 4 #2; #3; #4; #7; #8; #9 exercises (goal and strategy development); pre-& post-competency assessment (goal & strategy development)

Program Goals

Knowledge-Students will understand:

1.     Core Business Discipline
2.     
Economic concepts
3.     Financial Statements
4.     Basic Computer knowledge
5.     Social processes, including decision making
6.     Data collection and Interpretation
7.     Interrelationships of issues in Business
8. Ethical Issues

9.    Global issues in Business

Skills Development:

1.     Make effective written presentations
2.      Engage in critical thinking and problem solving

COURSE MATERIALS AND SUPPORT:

Required Course Materials:

TEXTBOOK: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR , 13th edition. Hellriegel, Slocum and Woodman. Southwestern College Publishing, 2011, ISBN: 13-9781439042250

A copy of the Key Competencies Self-Assessment Inventory is located at the end of Chapter 1 in your textbook. You will be required to take this self-assessment twice during the semester so do not mark up the original.

Students who plan to minor in Curriculum and Instruction should refer to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for your subject area at: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=6148.

COURSE POLICIES:

CLASS ATTENDANCE: Expected, but flexible. Students are expected to actively attend and participate in the online class. Attendance will automatically be satisfifed if you meet the Weekly Discussion Requirement. Refer to the Moodle course page for the Weekly Discussion Requirement. Failure to do so may result in an automatic withdrawal from the online course.

Grade Determination:

3 examinations online @ 15% each 45%
Video Case Analysis ("12 Angry Men") 20%
applied exercises (2) @ 10% each 20%
Participation/DQs 15%

Make Up Work: No make up for the online examinations is permitted. The "window of opportunity" to take the examinations is sufficient to complete them. All other assignments will be accepted late assuming there is a valid reason for missing the deadline. However, no assignment will be accepted after 1 week from the due date. Points will be subtracted from the grade for late submission.

+/- Grade System:

93 and above = A
90-92 = A-
88-89 = B+
83-87 = B
80-82 = B-
75-79 = C+
70-74 = C

68-69 = D+
63-67 = D
60-62 = D-
59 and below = F

NOTE: THE USE OF GRADEBOOK IN THE MOODLE LEARNING SYTEM IS LIMITED IN THIS COURSE. ONLY EXAMINATION GRADES WILL BE REPORTED THORUGH GRADEBOOK. GRADES FOR OTHER ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE REPORTED ON THE RETURNED ATTACHMENT OF THE ASSIGNMENT VIA EMAIL.

Final Grades can be accessed through Campus Connect on the McMurry Homepage after grades have been turned in to the Registrar's Office.

Academic Dishonesty:

Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated in this course. Academic dishonesty is defined as cheating, plagiarism, collusion or other forms of academic dishonesty. Any student found to have committed misconduct of academic dishonesty is subject to the conduct sanctions outlined in the Council Fire.

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Compliance: McMurry University abides by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which stipulates that no otherwise qualified student shall be denied the benefits of an education "solely by reason of a handicap". If you have a documented disability that may impact your performance in this class and for which you may be requesting accommodation, you must be registered with and provide documentation of your disability to the Disability Services Office, located in Old Main Room 102. Arrangements will be made for students needing special accommodations.

Cell Phones, Calculators, and other Electronic Devices:

NOT APPLICABLE TO AN ONLINE COURSE

Other Course Policies:

WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS: All written assignments must be typed, double spaced, grammatically correct, and saved as a WORD 2007 or higher document. Do not send your written assignments as a compressed zip folder; I cannot open these files.

Poorly written work is unacceptable; a part of the assignment grade includes effectively written papers. Use the resources of Spellcheck, Grammar Check, and/or a good proof reader (you can find someone in the AEC to assist you in the proof reading) to review your papers before submitting them to me. My policy on writing is: if I find 5 errors, I stop reading the assignment and grade the assignment at the point of stoppage. Poorly written assignments can have a serious negative consequence for your overall grade in this course.

MAJOR PROJECTS, REQUIRED ACTIVITIES, AND ASSIGNMENTS:

1. textbook chapter readings
2. case analyses, problem solving, and decision making
3. applied exercises
4. active participation and online discussions
5. examinations

TENTATIVE COURSE SCHEDULE:

WEEK 1: The course begins on October 17 (Thursday);

REQUIRED SIGN-IN TO MOODLE LEARNING SYSTEM NO LATER THAN SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19. FOR THE DATES OF THE WEEKLY DISCUSSIONS, REFER TO THE COURSE MOODLE PAGE-- DISCUSSION FORUMS .

Pre: Key Competencies Pre Self-Assessment Inventory due on
Monday Week 2. This key competency assessment can be found at the end of Chapter 1 in the textbook. I do not need the individual question scores, but I do need the summed score for each of the 7 categories. Send the summed scores for each of the 7 categories to my email address.Do not write on the original because you will also have to do this again at the end of the semester.

Read Chapter 3 (Understanding Individual Differences), Chapter 4 (Perceptions and Attributions), & Chapter 8 (Workplace Stress and Agression).
Exercise #1: Perceptions-- posted on Moodle under Assignments link. Assigment due: Thursday, Week 2; E-mail the assignment to me as a attachment (refer to instructions for submitting written assignments).

WEEK 2:

Read Chapter 10 (Leading Effectively: Foundations) & Chapter 11 (Leading Effectively: New Perspectives)

Online Class Discussions

WEEK 3:

Read material on Interpersonal Styles--lecture module on Moodle; Chapter 12 (Developing and Leading Teams)

EXAMINATION #1 (CHAPTERS 3, 4, &8). Date and Time posted on Moodle. Examinations in this course will be taken online, closed book.

Exercise #2: Enrichment Module--Interpersonal Styles. Exercise posted on Moodle under the Assignments link; we will generate a discussion on Moodle using the data from the exercise. The exercise must be finished no later than Tuesday, Week 3. Send the dominate interpersonal style to my email address.

Online Class Discussions

WEEK 4:

Read Chapter 13 (Managing Conflict and Negotiating Effectively) & Chapter 14 (Managerial Decision Making)

Online Class Discussions

View the video case "12 Angry Men" (1957 black & white version): A copy of the film is located in the McMurry Library Media Center or can be located from another retail distributor. The packet of information for analyzing the video case is posted on Moodle under the Assignment link. Assignment Due: Monday, Week 6.

WEEK 5:

EXAMINATION #2 (CHAPTERS 10, 11. and 12; ALSO THE INTERPERSONAL STYLES MODULE); examination date and time posted on Moodle. Examinations in this course will be taken online, closed book.

Online Discussions

WEEK 6:

Read Chapter 17 (Managing Change)

WEEK 7:

Read Chapters 15 and 16 (Organizational Design) & 16 (Cultivating Organizational Culture)

NO CLASS DICUSSIONS DURING WEEK 7--THANKSGIVING BREAK

WEEK 8:


EXAMINATION #3 (CHAPTERS 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17); examination date and time posted on Moodle. Examinations in this course will be taken online, closed book.

Post: Key Competencies Post Self-Assessment Inventory due (end of Chapter 1 in the textbook): Tuesday, Week 8. Send the summed scores for each of the 7 categories to my email address.