i387c managing information services and organizations






Learning Objectives

  1. Understand how the management discipline and its major theories of organizations and managerial strategies evolved.
  2. Demonstrate competency in the performance of practical tasks that are essential to manager's role. Includes: leadership, strategic planning, evaluation of systems and projects, and budgeting.
  3. Gain practical experience in solving problems inherent in supervising employees in a variety of information service settings.
  4. Develop insights into his/her innate competencies, and learn to maximize strengths and minimize weaknesses as manager
  5. Identify personal potential for leadership.
  6. Develop a personal management philosophy.

Course Expectations

The methods for instruction and learning in this course are necessarily different from that practiced and experienced in a face-to-face class. Nevertheless, many of the same opportunities will be present. Students must:

  1. Read slowly and deeply. Assigned readings include the required textbooks, as well as Web-based resources and the chapters or articles available through E-Res, the library's online reserve system.
  2. Participate daily and thoughtfully in online and physical classroom discussions on relevant management topics and organizational problems. Your participation is critical to exploring and gaining a deeper understanding of the the topics under review.
  3. Read and reflect on case studies that exemplify realistic managerial and organizations situations. These episodes will provide students and faculty the opportunity to analyze as groups, to discuss (in the online forums), and to practice problem-solving skills.
  4. Master the challenges and rewards of team work to apply principles of project management, collaborative work, and online communication.
  5. Take responsibility for your individual learning.


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Last update 13 may 2005