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Syllabus for MGT 155, Elements of Supervision
FALL 2006

The course requirements, relevant assignments and readings are outlined in the material that follows on this page.

Instructor

Richard Weidmann, FMP, MBA
Associate Professor

Office

Marlboro Hall, Room 3026

Office Hours

Posted on Website

Office Telephone

301-322-0139

If I am not in my office, please leave a message (include time, date, and call back number) on the voice mail. I will return your call as soon as possible.

FAX

 

Email

Frweidmann@aol.com

Spring Semester Dates

This course runs from August 28 to December 10, 2006

Textbook

Supervision: Concepts and Practices of Management 
Leonard & Hilgert, 10th Edition
Thomson Publishers

Course Objectives

The purpose of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of the role and responsibility of supervisors. It is intended for practicing or newly appointed managers and supervisors as well as those aspiring to these positions. We will examine the problems and challenges facing todayís supervisors. Special emphasis is placed on developing potential solutions including the potential results of each. This course will cover management theories coupled with a "hands-on" realistic approach to problem solving.

Class Format

The online student should follow a basic format. First, read the assigned text material. Then, click on Course Document for an overview of important chapter concepts. Third, review the chapterís PowerPoint presentation.

There will be questions assigned after each chapter. These questions should be answered succinctly but with evidence of coursework understanding.

Case studies will be assigned with the student taking the role of the supervisor responsible for making decisions and explaining the rationale.

Grading

6 Case Study HomeWork

25%

 

3 Online Tests

(each Test-50 multiple choice)

45%

 

Weekly Online Discussions

10%

 

Chapter Questions (Short Answers)

20%

   

100%