NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Supervision

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Supervision
    B. Course Number: BU 213G - 10030
    C. Semester: Spring 2017
    D. Days/Time: Th 6:00:00 PM - 9:00:00 PM
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Roddenberry, Mark
    G. Office: none
    H. Email Address: mroddenberry@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: none
    J. Office Hours:
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): none
    M. Corequisite(s): none
    N. Class Location: BUC218
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course examines the role of supervisory management and how important it is to the over-all success of any organization. This is a three credit hour course.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    Student should check with their advisor/counselor to determine whether courses are transferable to other institutions. This course has no guarantee of transferability.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    Supervision: Managing for Results (10th)
    John W Newstrom, University of Minnesota---Duluth
    Softcover, 496 pages
    ©2013, ISBN-13 9780078023170
    MHID 0078023173

    Suggested:

    none

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    
    Grading Policy - Supervision

    Grading Policy
    Chp Quizzes(Top 12) 20%
    Case Studies 20%
    Midterm Exams (2)@15% each 30%
    Final Exam 30%


    A late penalty of 10% per week will be assessed for any assignment submitted late. Work will not be accepted more than two weeks late.

    Failure to cite references for any assignment will result in an automatic zero for that assignment.
  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior Collegeís institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the fundamentals of supervision.

    Students in the Business/Computer Science Departments should be able to:
    1) Demonstrate an understanding of industry specific ethics (self & community),
    2) Prepare and interpret documents,
    3) Interpret and characterize data appropriate to the course (critical thinking),
    4) Demonstrate computer skills appropriate to the course, and
    5) Demonstrate the value of professionalism in the workplace.

    An investigation of the financial problems individuals and familes face: budgeting, taxes, credit, insurance, investments, planning for the purchase of a home, planning for retirement, etc., and the development of analytical techniques and skills to use in dealing with these problems. Meets three lecture hours per week. There are no prerequisites for this course.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    1.Describe the major competencies supervisors are expected to bring to their work.
    2. Explain the planning process and the differences between long-range and short-range plans.
    3. Identify the nine steps in problem solving and decision making that lead to the removal of a problemís cause.
    4. Define authority, responsibility, and accountability and explain their relationships.
    5. Discuss the six steps of the staffing process and explain the extent of a supervisorís participation in each one.
    6. Discuss the training roles of supervisors.
    7. Recognize the various leadership styles.
    8. Describe the major needs that employees have, and explain how they influence motivation and behavior.
    9. Explain the main purposes and benefits of an employee performance appraisal.
    10. Identify the most common sources of conflict in an organization and describe some effective ways to resolve conflict.
    11. Discuss the four steps of the control process.
    12. Discuss the workplace implications of a culturally diverse society.
    13. Discuss a supervisorís responsibilities in labor-management relations.
    14. Identify a set of supervisory time wasters and tactics for better time management.
    This course will consist of weekly assignments, quizzes, and a course project.

  10. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    This course is presented 100% online. Asignments, quizzes, and exams will be submitted through Canvas. Students must have access to a computer with reliable internet access.

  11. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at specialneeds@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether itís a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  12. CRITICAL INCIDENT AND EVACUATION PLAN
  13. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  14. FINALS SCHEDULE
  15. COURSE OUTLINE

    Course Outline - BU 213G Supervision

    Week

    Chapter

    Topic

    1

    1

    The Supervisor's Role in Creating a Positive Workplace

    2

    2

    Setting Goals, Making Plans, and Improving Costs

    3

    3

    Problem Solving and Managing Information

    4

    4

    Organizing an Effective Department

    5

    5

    Staffing with Human Resources

    6

    6

    Training and Developing Employees

    Midterm Exam 1 3/2/2017

    7

    7

    Leadership Skills, Styles, and Qualities

    8

    8

    Effective Employee Communication

    9

    9

    Understanding and Motivating People at Work

    10

    10

    Counseling and Performance Management

    Midterm Exam 2 4/06/2017

    11

    11

    Control:Monitoring and Improving Results

    12

    12

    Appraising Employee Performance

    13

    13

    Managing Groups, Building Teams and Resolving Conflict

    14

    14

    Managing a Diverse Workforce

    15

    15

    The Supervisor's Role in Employee Safety and Health

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    Appendix A & B Self Assessment & career in Supervision and Management

    Comprehensive Final Exam 5/9/2017

    Note: There will be a quiz each week over the chapters covered. There are seven case studies. Students are required to complete all case studies.