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IUPUI BUS 499 - S 15 Syllabus-2

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DRAFT Team Dynamics and Leadership Z371Tuesday/ThursdaySection 12777SPRING 2015This syllabus is one the most important documents of this course.When used effectively, it will serve as a key resource that will help you achieve a level of personal control over your learning, plan your semester, and manage your time effectively.ACTIVE LEARNINGWelcome to Team Dynamics and Leadership – Z371!Team Dynamics and Leadership will require you to take an active role in your learning beyond rote memorization and recall. You will be asked to: 1. Consider multiple viewpoints and values. 2. Develop, analyze, and evaluate alternate positions on issues or solutions to problems. 3. Participate, act, and learn in a collaborative way within this class and in addition, within your assigned I-Core project teams.4. Use critical thinking to solve problems and improve your process of thinking.In sum, your active learning in this course is critical to your success in Team Dynamics and Leadership.I’m looking forward to an interesting and mutually rewarding semester!REQIIRED TEXTBOOKS AND MATERIALSIntercultural Communication, Ting-Toomey, S. and Leeva, C.E., 2nd edition. Oxford University Press, 2012.Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us , Daniel H. Pink, 1st edition, Riverhead Books, 2009Readings Packet: Cases and some readings that will be used in class discussion will be available in a readings packer. Information about how to acquire the packet will be provided.Z371 SYLLABUS, T/TH CLASS, SPRING 2015 Page 1Instructor James Flynn, PhDOffice BS 404938Hours Before & After Class and By appointmentEmail [email protected] Office Phone 274-2544Assistant Stacey WesselOffice Phone 274-0870COURSE DESCRIPTIONThis course will cover topics in team dynamics and culture, intercultural communication, motivation and leadership that will help students learn how teams work and how to work better in teams in an organization and/or a business. Case studies, readings, and exercises will be used throughout the course.COURSE OBJECTIVES1. To understand the dynamics of culture in work groups and teams.2. To develop intercultural communication skills to communicate, solve problems, make decisions, and resolve conflict.3. To understand and be able to explain what motivates you and others, and how that makes each of us behave the way we do.4. To be able to productively influence others in a work group or team, whether we have a ‘leadership’ position and power or not.5. To be able to determine your ethical perspective, as well as the ethical perspective others through the language and terms we use. 6. To understand how our ethical perspective shapes our definition of decisions as good and bad, and the inherent weaknesses of our ethical orientation.In addition to the course goals and objectives, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI) has adopted and supports “Principles of Undergraduate Learning” (PULs). The PUL framework describes the knowledge and skills graduates of IUPUI should develop in and outside courses in their major prior to completion of bachelor’s degree requirements.The Kelley School of Business has determined which of the principles will be taught and assessed in each of its courses – and what graduates in that major will know and be able to do to illustrate competence in each of the four areas addressed by these principles. These specificprinciples – “Undergraduate Business Learning Goals” (UBLG) – apply specifically to courses inthe business major.Students successfully completing Team Dynamics and Leadership should be able to:1. Effectively collaborate within and provide leadership for group and team functions. (PUL and UBLG 1A, 5,6)2. Facilitate effective team functions using by addressing multiple dimensions of team dynamics as documented in development of team charters and team norms. (PUL and UBLG 1A, 5,6) 1. Explain models of intercultural communication within teams and organizational settings. (PUL and UBLC 1, 2, 3, and 5).2. Articulate a personal leadership model that integrates theory and practice, and demonstrates raised levels of emotional and social intelligence, and the ethical considerations and implications of different decisions that members of organizations encounter. (PUL and UBLC 1A, 2, 3, 6). Please refer to the pages 14-15 of this syllabus to see a complete description of PUL and UBLG.Z371 SYLLABUS, T/TH CLASS, SPRING 2015 Page 2COURSE POLICES AND EXPECTATIONSCOURSE ENROLLMENT- This course is part of is part of the Integrated Core (I-Core). - Work begins on the first day of class. - All class sessions held during the first six class days must be attended. You must attend all class sessions held during the first three weeks of classes (August 25 – September 15).-If any class period is missed in any of the four I-Core courses that comprise I-Core during the first two weeks of the semester, you will be administratively withdrawn from all four I-Core courses.- If you know you will miss one or more classes during the first two weeks of the semester, you should defer taking this and the other three components of I-Core until next semester. ADMINISTRATIVE WITHDRAWELYou may be subject to administrative withdrawal during the first half of the semester if your conduct with your team is deemed to be extremely detrimental to the performance of the team by the team’s faculty I-Core facilitator. Your Team Dynamics and Leadership (Z371) instructor isyour team’s faculty I-Core facilitator. Detrimental conduct can involve:- Not attending team meetings.- Not behaving in a professional manner when meeting with or communicating with team members.- Not completing team assignments by the date/time agreed to.- Conduct in violation of the Kelley Honor Code.- Failure to comply with the team’s charter.Potential consequences include:- Receiving a grade of “F” in one or more of the I-Core courses.- Administrative withdrawal from one or more of the I-Core courses.- Dismissal from the Kelley School of Business.- No tuition refund.MYERS BRIGGS TRAIT INVENTORY- As part of I-Core, you must complete the Myers Briggs Trait Inventory (MBTI). - Here is the link to the MBTI http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp that you can use. PLEASE COMPLLETE THE MBTI BY THE START OF CLASS ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 12.- Your MBTI results are your personal property. The contents of your MBTI results will not be shared or read by any staff, students, or faculty, except


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