Discussion forums provide an opportunity for student’s to actively engage in the learning while sharing their knowledge in a common learning space. Students must read the chapters and review the chapter PowerPoint Presentations, in-class lecture, etc. in order to effectively respond to the weekly discussion questions.
Each student is to engage in weekly online discussions. Questions will be specific to the topics/concepts from each week’s learning unit. There will be a weekly Online Course Discussion Forum. Each forum will contain question questions specific to the chapters under study. Each forum will begin with an “initial question”. The initial question will evolve to provide students the opportunity to meet the weekly requirement of 6 posts for the week.
All discussion questions are “required and graded” throughout the course. The discussion week begins each Wednesday 12:01 a.m., and concludes each Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. CST. Students are required to make three (3) responses to each question: one (1) to the original post (the instructor) and one (1) response to two (2) additional students, for a total of six (6) posts for the week or each question.
Students are required to make their first response to each “initial” question no later than Friday, 9:00 p.m. of each week. Failure to do so will result in a 2 point loss for each question not responded to. The question will evolve during the week to ensure that all learning objectives are addressed in the open forum.
Rules of Netiquette apply in all postings/responses/replies. Students must address/identify the person that they are responding to and must conclude/sign with their name.
Participation – engaging and interacting with other students,
Frequency – number of times and day engaged in each online discussion
Content – 50-100 words per posting/response
Quality – depth of knowledge and insight added to the discussion forum (high – 2; low – 1)
Two Questions to be answered
Remember the old adage, what’s new is old and what’s old is new? There is a lot to be said for the old-fashioned way of conducting business. I understand the fact that many of you have no knowledge of “the way things were”, however let’s explore the role and impact of organizational culture, values and ethics on how supervisors/managers manage in business today. As a supervisor/manger, ethics begins and ends with you, the leader, motivator and role model that your employees will follow. What are some of the factors that shape and impact the supervisor’s/manager’s ethical decision making?