Syllabus
Organizational Behavior

Organizational Behavior

HRPO-2307

Spring 2011
01/18/2011 - 05/15/2011

Course Information

Section 002
Lecture
MW 1:25PM - 2:45PM
RGC6 A253
Scott Goyette
sgoyette@austincc.edu

Office Hours

  • M W
    2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
    Rio Grande Campus
    Or by appointment.

Course Requirements

 

Organizational Behavior Syllabus

Scott Goyette
Phone: 512-748-0803
Email: sgoyette@austincc.edu
Office Hours: Mon & Wed 2:45 - 3:30 PM (or by Appt.)
Rio Grande Adjunct Office

Course

HRPO 2307 -  Organizational Behavior

Spring - 2011

Course Description

Fundamentals of human behavior within business organizations, organizational relationships, social considerations, and communication processes that affect motivation and human behavior in the business world.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course the student should be able to explain organizational theory as it relates to management practices, employee relations, and structure of the organization to fit its environment and operation; analyze leadership styles and determine their effectiveness in employee situations; discuss experiences in managing and resolving organizational problems; describe the impact of corporate culture and atmosphere on employee behavior; and analyze team dynamics, and cultural diversity.

 

Textbook

Organizational Behavior -11th Edition

John R. Schermerhorn, James G. Hunt, Richard N. Osborn,  and  Mary Uhl-Bien

John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Publisher 

ISBN # -  13978 -0-470-29441

 

 

 

Course Grade

Grading

Exams 4

70%

Participation

15 %

 Cases

15 %

 

 

Grading Scale

90

-

100%

 

= A

80

-

89%

 

= B

70

-

79%

 

= C

60

-

69%

 

= D

below 60%

 

= F

Success Tips!

  1. Read the text; but more importantly take notes and attend class.
  2. Take exams as scheduled.  If I need to give make-up tests, there are penalties.
  3. Failure to complete exams may result in a failing grade for the course (see Grading and Evaluation section)
  4. Participate in class.
  5. Review the Chapters before class.  
  6. Become familiar with key terms as you read the text book.
  7. Ask questions!

Course Policy

It is the students' responsibility to withdraw if it is determined they are unable to complete the course with the grade they desire. Students who do not complete at least 50% of the course work by the withdrawal deadline may be withdrawn by the instructor.

Incomplete Grade Policy

An incomplete (I) will be granted to a student in rare circumstance. Generally, to receive a grade of (I), a student must have completed all examinations and assignments to date, be passing, and have personal circumstances that prevent course completion that occurs after the deadline to withdraw with a grade of "W". All work to complete the course must be completed before the end of the following semester for the granting of an appropriate grade. Failure to complete the work will result in a failing grade for the course.

Make-up Exams

I need to be contacted before the test by either phone or email if you plan to miss a test.  If you do not contact me or have a “very” good excuse, I will allow you one make-up test.  Make-ups will be one essay and will be very difficult.  Additionally, I will automatically take 20 points off since you missed the original test.

Scholastic Dishonesty Statement

"Acts prohibited by the College for which discipline may be administered include scholastic dishonesty, including but not limited to cheating on an exam or quiz, plagiarism and unauthorized collaboration with another in preparing outside work. Academic work submitted by students shall be the result of their thought, research or self-expression. Academic work is defined as, but not limited to tests, quizzes, whether taken electronically or on paper; projects, either individual or group; classroom presentations, and homework". In the event of scholastic dishonesty, the instructor will exercise the appropriate options up to and including the assignment of an "F" to the student for the course.

Student Freedom of Expression

"Each student is strongly encouraged to participate in class. In any classroom situation that includes discussion and critical thinking, there are bound to be many differing viewpoints. These differences enhance the learning experience and create an atmosphere where students and instructors alike will be encouraged to think and learn. On sensitive and volatile topics, students may sometimes disagree not only with each other but also with the instructor. It is expected that faculty and students will respect the views of others when expressed in classroom discussions."

Students with Disabilities

"Each ACC campus offers support services for students with documented physical or psychological disabilities. Students with disabilities must request reasonable accommodations through the Office for Students with Disabilities on the campus where they expect to take the majority of their classes. Students are encouraged to do this three weeks before the start of the semester".

Rule of Six......Withdrawing from a course

"Per state law, effective spring 2006 any student taking a class for the third time or more may be charged an additional $60 per credit hour unless exempted. For additional information students may access the following link". http://www.austincc.edu/support/admissions/ruleofthree/

Students may withdraw from a course at any time before the withdrawal deadlines published in the academic calendar. Withdrawing from a course or notifying the instructor do not constitute authorized withdrawal. Students who fail to officially withdraw from a course are at risk of receiving an F on their transcript. See the catalog for details on student-initiated withdrawals and instructor-initiate withdrawals.

Rule of Three or Third Attempt

Per state law, students enrolling for the first time in fall 2007 or later at any Texas college or university may not withdraw (receive a W) from more than six courses and allow a student to withdraw from a course without having it count toward this limit. Students are encouraged to carefully select courses.

You may withdraw from a class at any time before the withdrawal deadline published in the academic calendar. Dropping out of class or notifying the instructor, do not constitute authorized withdrawal. Students who fail to officially withdraw from a course are at risk of receiving an F on their transcript. See the catalog for details on student-initiated withdrawals and instructor-initiated withdrawals.

Emails to the Instructor

The subject line for emails should read "Organizational Behavior". Please include your first and last name in the body of the email. Do not use nick names.

Testing Center Information

Contact the Testing Centers for information on Testing Center locations, phone numbers, and hours of operation, policies and other testing center information. http://www2.austincc.edu/testctr/.

Student Initiated Withdrawal/Instructor Initiated Withdrawal
It is the student's responsibility to withdraw from the course if they feel they are unable to complete course requirements or if they feel they may not receive the grade they desire.  Students who do not successfully complete at least 50% of the course work by the withdrawal deadline may be withdrawn by the instructor.  Withdrawals may count toward the "Six" withdrawals rule, see policy rule of six in the syllabus tab.

Students may withdraw from a class at any time before the withdrawal deadlines published in the academic calendar. Dropping out of class or notifying the instructor do not constitute authorized withdrawal. Students who fail to officially withdraw from a course are at risk of receiving an F on their transcript.  See the catalog for details on student-initiated withdrawals and instructor-initiated withdrawals.

NOTE:Per state law, students enrolling for the first time in fall 2007 or later at any Texas college or university may not withdraw (receive a W) from more than six courses during their undergraduate college career. Some exceptions for good cause could allow a student to withdraw from a course without having it count toward this limit. Students are encouraged to carefully select courses; contact an advisor or counselor for assistance.

Readings

Textbook

 

Organizational Behavior -11th Edition

John R. Schermerhorn, James G. Hunt, Richard N. Osborn,  and  Mary Uhl-Bien

John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Publisher 

ISBN # -  13978 -0-470-29441

 

 

  

Course Subjects

Organizational Behavior

Assignments and Class Schedule

Scott Goyette, RGC

 

 

Class

Due Dates and Chapters

 

CHAPTER

ASSIGNMENT

Intro

Course Begins: January 19, 2011

Class Orientation

Welcome

1

January 24, 2011

Introducing Organizational Behavior

1

2

January 26, 2011

Culture and Values; Personalities and Individual Differences

2

     3

             January 31, 2011

Emotions, Attitudes and Job Satisfaction

                         3

4

 

February 2, 2011

Perception, Attribution and Learning

4

5

February 7, 2011

Exam 1 – Chapters 1,2,3,4

N/A

6

February 9, 2011

Motivation Theories

5

7

February 14, 2011

Motivation and Job Design

6

 

     8

 

February 16, 2011

Teams in Organizations

7

9

 February 21, 2011

 Teamwork and Performance

 

8

10

 February 23, 2011

 Exam 2 – Chapters 5,6,7,8

 

N/A

11

February 28, 2011

Decision Making and Creativity

9

12

March 2, 2011

Conflict and Negotiation

10

13

March 7, 2011

Communication and Collaboration

 

11

14

March 9, 2011

Case Study

N/A

15

March 14, 2011 Spring Break – No Class

N/A

16

March 16, 2011 Spring Break – No Class

N/A

17

March 21, 2011

Power and Politics

12

18

March 23, 2011

Exam 3 – Chapters 9,10,11,12

N/A

19

March 28, 2011

Leadership Essentials

13

20

 March 30, 2011

 Strategic Leadership and Organizational Change

14

21

April 4, 2011

Organizational Culture and Innovation

15

22

April 6, 2011

Organizational Goals and Structure

16

23

April 11, 2011

Strategy, Technology and Organizational Design

17

24

April 13, 2011

Total Balance

N/A

25

April 18, 2011

Individual Wellbeing

N/A

26

April 20, 2011

Exam 5 – Chapters 13,14,15,16 and Balance/Wellbeing

N/A

27

April 25, 2011

Open Discussion

N/A

28

April 27, 2009

Case Study

N/A

29

May 2, 2011

Interview Techniques

N/A

30

May 4, 2011

Interview Techniques

 

N/A

31

May 9, 2011

Case Study

N/A

 

   

Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives

Students will have a better understand of how organizations function, how individuals behave within organizations and how to manage interactions in the workplace.