Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the following subjects:
TYPE OF INSTRUCTION
Management 395 will be taught as a Web course. Web-based technologies including PowerPoint, exercises, case studies, video case studies and e-mail are employed in course instruction. It is essential that the student review all available materials located in the text, on WebCT and e-mail. The course is partially self-paced in that you may complete a specific week's assignment anytime during that week's time frame. Students must have and maintain a current e-mail address. Failure to maintain a current e-mail address may result in being dropped from the class.
All students must have an e-mail address. Should you not furnish the instructor with a home or office e-mail address your university e-mail address (first four letters of your last name and last four digits of your social security number) will be used . Home or office e-mail addresses must be furnished to the instructor in an e-mail in the following prescribed form: subject line of e-mail must use the course prefix and number, i.e. Mgt395 and the first line of the body of the e-mail must contain you name (last name first) and your e-mail address in this prescribed format: "Mohundro, Charles" <email@example.com>. You must use quotation marks and the greater-than and less-than signs as indicated. Also include both your home and office telephone numbers, including area code, on the line below your name with non local calls indicated with a (ld) after the number.
Students are required to follow file naming and e-mail subject line protocols which are set forth in "Portfolio Instructions" on the web and Submission Format Requirements below. Failure to do so will result in the non acceptance of require work.
You must be identifiable from e-mail address. Your address does not have to contain your complete name, however a reasonable person (your instructor) must be able to determine who sent the e-mail after looking at the class roster. Foxylady@xxx.com, PGISGIRL@XXX.COM, TISDFLASH@xxx.com or firstname.lastname@example.org will not work. Your address should, no must, be professional in this course. You can adjust the address that you now use, assuming that it does not contain you name in some fashion, by placing "your name" between quotation marks immediately before you address and your e-mail address proper between the less than and greater than signs (< >). The use of quotation marks around your name is usually optional. Example: "Charles Mohundro" <email@example.com>. On my e-mail program I can change my address by looking under "Tools" and "Options". Your e-mail will likely be different. You can probably find directions for your particular e-mail program by looking under its "Help" function.
Internet browsers are necessary to access the course material on WebCT online. Internet Explorer (IE) version 5.0 or higher (with the exception of IE 5.5 with Service Pack SP installed and version 6.0) is supported. Web pages are designed to be viewed with Microsoft Internet Explorer. Results with other browsers are unpredictable and may cause formatting difficulties and result in pages being difficult or impossible to read. Internet Explorer is a free download. All required submissions must be in Microsoft Word format.
Access to course materials is through "Web for Students" from the TAMU-T homepage and WebCT. You may find it helpful to tune your browser by selecting "Check Browser" at the top right hand corner of the "My WebCT Page" as you first enter WebCT. You may find that ad/pop-up blocker programs on your computer must be disabled for all of the screens in WebCT to work properly.
Audio files are in the MP3 streaming format and are designed for Microsoft Windows Media Player. One should not attempt to save the audio file but to open the file from its current location when directed by Media Player so that streaming will work properly. Windows Player should be set to "View" the control screen in "compact" format to listen to and properly view any related material.
EVALUATION AND GRADE DETERMINATION
Grades are based on the quality
of the following:
You are expected to do your own work in this course and not to give or receive any unauthorized aid or assistance. No aid, human or otherwise, is permitted in taking the online chapter quizzes and in the preparation of any research assignment. (This includes data collection, organization and the writing of the paper. You may however receive editing assistance on the paper should you desire. Remember that editing is not the writing of the paper. Papers written by someone other that you and/or internet copies are expressly prohibited). TAMU-T utilizes the services of TURNINIT.COM to assist in the prevention of plagiarism. You should review the definition of plagiarism found at http://www.turnitin.com/research_site/e_what_is_plagiarism.html and be sure that your work in no way runs afoul of University rules relating to academic dishonesty and plagiarism (please refer to the University official catalog and sections dealing with academic dishonesty and the student code of conduct therein).
Copies of previous semester case analyses or case analyses found on the web, should any exist, are expressly prohibited and to use them will place you in violation of course ethics. You may be requested to submit the following signed pledge on any assignment "I have neither given nor received any unauthorized aid on this assignment or any assignment in this course". A failure to submit the sign pledge, if requested, or other course ethics violation will result in zero for that particular assignment, at a minimum, and may result in being dropped from the course. Nothing in this course ethics statement should prevent students from studying together or discussing any assignment in the normal and accepted academic manner. The intention is that each student will do his/her own work and will not use any analyses, should any exist, in making their analysis (team or individual).
READING QUIZ DEADLINES
Quizzes must be taken over the web during prescribed times. Any failure to take a quiz during its prescribed time period will result in a zero for that particular quiz. No make up quizzes will be given. Be sure that you read the quiz deadlines correctly. Usually the ending date for a quiz is stated "To January 10, 2003, 00:00". This means that you can take the quiz until that time--which means that you take the quiz anytime until midnight January 9 . YOU CANNOT TAKE THE QUIZ ANYTIME ON JANUARY 10.
SUBMISSION FORMAT REQUIREMENTS
All required submissions must be in the format indicated in the instructions. Each shall be in an individual Word document file and attached to a transmittal e-mail (only one attachment per transmittal). The transmittal e-mail must contain a specified subject line. The attachment file must be named in a specified manner as well. The subject line and the attachment file must be identical (except for the file extension). Please see the "Information Page" in the course material for submission instructions. I receive some 4,000 e-mails in a particular semester and the rigid submission requirements are necessary so that I can give you an automated acknowledgement of submission receipt and find your submissions for grading purposes. A failure to submit in the require manner will result in a letter grade reduction for the submission if am able to find it or a zero in the event that I am not able to locate it.
Please refer to the "Schedule Page" in the course materials for assignments and due dates and to the "Quizzes Page" for date requirements for chapter quizzes.
Student Home Pages
Students will create a home page within WebCT containing, at a minimum, their photograph (approximately 2x3 inches), their areas of special interest, and contact information. The page may contain other appropriate data as well. Should the student already have a home page elsewhere that contains the above minimum data, and no inappropriate data, a simple link in the Web CT student home page to that page will be sufficient.
COMPUTER COMPETENCIES REQUIRED
Students are expected to have computer
skills and/or be able to perform the computer related tasks as indicated
below. In the event that you
do not possess these skills it is highly recommended that you take
MIS301- Microcomputer Applications in Business.
E-mail: Send and receive e-mail with file attachments.
PowerPoint: Although students will not be required to prepare PowerPoint Presentations in this class, business students should be able to, or become familiar with, the preparation of PowerPoint Presentations for future courses and career enhancement.
WebCT: students should be able to navigate content modules, discussion, homepage, and presentations. Please refer to Student Resources and the Student Guide to WebCT at http://www.tamut.edu/webcourses/index.php?pageid=37.
for initial WebCT