Information Organizations and Management
Fall 2013 Greensheet
Fall Semester: August 21 - December 9, 2013
This course has a D2L site. You will be enrolled into the site automatically on the first day of the semester.
Identifying distinguishing characteristics, culture, and relationships of information agencies. Emphasizes the role and responsibilities of managers and leaders, orchestrating people in achieving organizational goals. NOTE: Effective Spring 2009, LIBR 204 must be completed with a B grade or higher.
Complete LIBR 203: Online Social Networking: Technology and Tools
This is a mandatory one unit course that introduces students to the various e-learning tools used in the SLIS program, including D2L, Elluminate and Second Life. This course must be completed by all new SLIS students within the first four (4) weeks of their first semester. If you have questions about this course, e-mail Debbie Faires or Dale David.
For more information, see http://ischool.sjsu.edu/classes/coursedesc.htm
Course Format and Office Hours
This is a virtual class. There are no class meetings. Private conference time can be set up as telephone call or e-mail.
Class Materials Access
Scheduled by student (Asynchronous)
Students are expected to login to the class (D2L) at least 4 to 5 times a week.
Access to the Internet is necessary. Students must have the ability to:
- send and receive email with attachments in Word format
- view the WWW with a graphical browser
- view and create PDF files in version 3.0 or higher
- use a current virus protection program to scan all assignments before electronic submission.
If an instructor finds that a student's writing ability is unacceptable the instructor will require the student to sign up for online writing tutoring. The student will ask the tutor to confirm with the instructor that the student is attending sessions.
The course will be conducted using the SLIS course management system D2L. A code will be distributed to all enrolled students via MySJSU prior to the beginning of the class.
- Students are required to participate in online discussions on D2L as required each week.
- Assignments should be posted on the appropriate discussion forum in D2L for your colleagues to share and compare. If an assignment is sensitive for any reasons, you have the option of sending it directly to the instructor.
- Questions about the class or procedures should be posted on the D2L “Class FAQ” discussion forum so that all the other students will see the question and the answer. Chances are your question is one that others have as well.
- All papers should follow the latest edition of APA style using The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
- A1: Class Discussion Board (DB1-DB05) – SLO #1 ; SLO #3 & SLO #6: Assessment: Students will participate in class discussions that address current management and leadership theory and practice in the information professions.
- A2: Analytical Essay: Good to Great and the Social Sectors – SLO #8: Assessment: Students will read, analyze, and rspond to Jim Collins' brief monograph considering its application to the theory, principles, and practice of information organizations and management. The analytical essay will be up to four pages, double-spaced.
- A3: Strategic Plan/Budget – SLO #2 ; SLO #5 & SLO #8 : Assessment: Students will work as a team on a strategic plan for a library and information science organization. The team project will include an evaluation of the group experience and peer review of other team members.
- A4: Resume and D2L ePortfolio – SLO #4 & SLO #7: Assessment: Students will develop their resume and post it on the D2L ePortfolio system.
- A5: Philosophy of Management and Leadership --SLO #1 & SLO #8 : Assessment: Students will be asked to synthesize the major elements of LIBR204 and present their own philosophy of management and leadership, supported and informed by the course material and professional experience. A standard paper, up to four pages is acceptable, but students are encouraged to consider producing and presenting this final work in an alternative format (e.g. website, wiki, blog, podcast, video, etc.)
- A1: Weekly Discussion of the Course Topics (5 Postings @ 10 Points Each (50 Points))-- Date Due: 9/1, 9/8, 9/29, 10/13, 10/27 -- (10% of Grade)
- A2: Analytical Essay: Good to Great (50 points) -- Date Due: 9/15 --(15% of Grade)
- A3: Strategic Plan/Budget – Team Assignment (200 Points) -- Dates Due: 10/20 (Pt. 1) & 11/17 (Pt. 2) -- (Pts. 1 & 2 = 50% of Final Grade)
- A4: Resume & D2L ePortfolio (50 Points) – Date Due: 11/24 -- (10% of Grade)
- A5: Philosophy of Management and Leadership (50 Points) – Date Due: 12/9 (15% of Grade)
Rules for submission of assignments:
- All pages should be consecutively numbered with the student’s name and the name of the assignment in the header of each page
- Each project should include a cover sheet with the title, name(s), and email of each contributor
- All submitted work should be in Microsoft Word, double-spaced, 12-point font.
- Spelling, grammatical and syntactical errors will affect the evaluation negatively. Use spell checker. It also helps to have someone review your paper and provide feedback -- before you submit your paper.
- Work(s) cited should include complete bibliographical information and conform in format to the APA style manual
- Assignments are due by midnight on the date indicated. Grades will be reduced for any late work each day late, by twenty percent (20%). Please contact your instructor prior to a deadline in the case of illness or emergency.
- Assignments must be your own or your team’s work. Academic honesty and ethical standards relative to another person's work are highly valued. See the SJSU Academic Integrity Policy – http://sa.sjsu.edu/student_conduct
Course Workload Expectations
Success in this course is based on the expectation that students will spend, for each unit of credit, a minimum of forty-five hours over the length of the course (normally 3 hours per unit per week with 1 of the hours used for lecture) for instruction or preparation/studying or course related activities including but not limited to internships, labs, clinical practica. Other course structures will have equivalent workload expectations as described in the syllabus.
Instructional time may include but is not limited to:
Working on posted modules or lessons prepared by the instructor; discussion forum interactions with the instructor and/or other students; making presentations and getting feedback from the instructor; attending office hours or other synchronous sessions with the instructor.
Student time outside of class:
In any seven-day period, a student is expected to be academically engaged through submitting an academic assignment; taking an exam or an interactive tutorial, or computer-assisted instruction; building websites, blogs, databases, social media presentations; attending a study group;contributing to an academic online discussion; writing papers; reading articles; conducting research; engaging in small group work.
LIBR 204 has no prerequisite requirements.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Compare management theories, principles and practices.
- Understand analytical and strategic planning processes and skills.
- Identify the roles and activities of managers and leaders.
- Identify portfolios as a means of performance assessment.
- Experience and assess working in teams.
- Recognize issues of diversity in the workplace.
- Prepare a resume and consult career development resources.
- Review, use and properly cite the professional and research literature of management and leadership.
Core Competencies (Program Learning Outcomes)
LIBR 204 supports the following core competencies:
- D Apply the fundamental principles of planning, management, marketing, and advocacy.
- M Demonstrate oral and written communication skills necessary for professional collaboration and presentations.
- N Evaluate programs and services based on measurable criteria.
- Collins, J. (2005). Good to great and the social sectors: A monograph to accompany good to great. New York: Neal-Schuman. Available through Amazon: 0977326403.
- Evans, G. E., & Ward, P. L. (2007). Management Basics for Information Professionals (2nd ed.). New York: Neal-Schuman. Available through Amazon: 1555705863.
The standard SJSU School of Information Grading Scale is utilized for all iSchool courses:
|97 to 100||A|
|94 to 96||A minus|
|91 to 93||B plus|
|88 to 90||B|
|85 to 87||B minus|
|82 to 84||C plus|
|79 to 81||C|
|76 to 78||C minus|
|73 to 75||D plus|
|70 to 72||D|
|67 to 69||D minus|
In order to provide consistent guidelines for assessment for graduate level work in the School, these terms are applied to letter grades:
- C represents Adequate work; a grade of "C" counts for credit for the course;
- B represents Good work; a grade of "B" clearly meets the standards for graduate level work;
For core courses in the MLIS program (not MARA) — INFO 200, INFO 202, INFO 204 — the iSchool requires that students earn a B in the course. If the grade is less than B (B- or lower) after the first attempt you will be placed on administrative probation. You must repeat the class the following semester. If -on the second attempt- you do not pass the class with a grade of B or better (not B- but B) you will be disqualified.
- A represents Exceptional work; a grade of "A" will be assigned for outstanding work only.
Students are advised that it is their responsibility to maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA).
General Expectations, Rights and Responsibilities of the Student
As members of the academic community, students accept both the rights and responsibilities incumbent upon all members of the institution. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with SJSU's policies and practices pertaining to the procedures to follow if and when questions or concerns about a class arises. See University Policy S90-5 at http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/docs/S90-5.pdf. More detailed information on a variety of related topics is available in the SJSU catalog at http://info.sjsu.edu/web-dbgen/catalog/departments/LIS.html. In general, it is recommended that students begin by seeking clarification or discussing concerns with their instructor. If such conversation is not possible, or if it does not serve to address the issue, it is recommended that the student contact the Department Chair as a next step.
Dropping and Adding
Students are responsible for understanding the policies and procedures about add/drop, grade forgiveness, etc. Refer to the current semester's Catalog Policies section at http://info.sjsu.edu/static/catalog/policies.html. Add/drop deadlines can be found on the current academic year calendars document on the Academic Calendars webpage at http://www.sjsu.edu/provost/services/academic_calendars/. The Late Drop Policy is available at http://www.sjsu.edu/aars/policies/latedrops/policy/. Students should be aware of the current deadlines and penalties for dropping classes.
Information about the latest changes and news is available at the Advising Hub at http://www.sjsu.edu/advising/.
Consent for Recording of Class and Public Sharing of Instructor Material
University Policy S12-7, http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/docs/S12-7.pdf, requires students to obtain instructor's permission to record the course and the following items to be included in the syllabus:
- "Common courtesy and professional behavior dictate that you notify someone when you are recording him/her. You must obtain the instructor's permission to make audio or video recordings in this class. Such permission allows the recordings to be used for your private, study purposes only. The recordings are the intellectual property of the instructor; you have not been given any rights to reproduce or distribute the material."
- It is suggested that the syllabus include the instructor's process for granting permission, whether in writing or orally and whether for the whole semester or on a class by class basis.
- In classes where active participation of students or guests may be on the recording, permission of those students or guests should be obtained as well.
- "Course material developed by the instructor is the intellectual property of the instructor and cannot be shared publicly without his/her approval. You may not publicly share or upload instructor generated material for this course such as exam questions, lecture notes, or homework solutions without instructor consent."
Your commitment, as a student, to learning is evidenced by your enrollment at San Jose State University. The University Academic Integrity Policy F15-7 at http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/docs/F15-7.pdf requires you to be honest in all your academic course work. Faculty members are required to report all infractions to the office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development. The Student Conduct and Ethical Development website is available at http://www.sjsu.edu/studentconduct/.
Campus Policy in Compliance with the American Disabilities Act
If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, or if you need to make special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible, or see me during office hours. Presidential Directive 97-03 at http://www.sjsu.edu/president/docs/directives/PD_1997-03.pdf requires that students with disabilities requesting accommodations must register with the Accessible Education Center (AEC) at http://www.sjsu.edu/aec to establish a record of their disability.
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