In-progress case presentations (2): Each team will do two oral in-progress presentations for the semester case, concentrating on the issue(s) raised in the case during the previous week. Each must include two outside references. These presentations will be evaluated by the instructor.
Weekly written case summary: During a week in which students are not involved in an “in-progress case presentation” (see above), each will write an individual 1-2 page, single-spaced, executive summary of the issue raised in the case during the previous week. This executive summary must contain at least one reference. These case summaries will be discussed in class and will be evaluated by the instructor.
Team analysis paper: Each student will write a self-evaluation and team analysis report of his or her team experience. To help with this analysis, all students will take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Test in the beginning of the semester and be involved in a “project retrospective” at the end of the semester. These team analysis papers will be evaluated by the instructor.
Pro/Con debate: The team will choose a controversial issue that faces managers. (Some examples will be given in class.) The issue must be submitted to the instructor for approval, in writing, by August 29. One of the team members will take the pro side, and one will take the con side on the issue. Each person will present his or her position in the form of a one-page, single-spaced, executive summary (distributed to the class) and in the form of an oral presentation. All positions must be supported by solid research. The team members will then lead a discussion in which they must continue to defend their respective positions. Individuals will be evaluated by other members of the class and the instructor.
Hot off the press presentation and written report: Each student will present a “hot off the press” article on any article of interest from a print (not electronic) business-related journal or newspaper. This article must be approved by the instructor one full week before the presentation. It must be presented in the form of a one-page written summary and a short (5-10 minute) presentation to the class. This will be evaluated by the instructor.
Your meaningful participation in the class meetings will determine your participation points. Contribution will be evaluated as follows:
150 – regular participation, meaningful contribution
130 – seldom participation, meaningful contribution
100 – rare participation, meaningful contribution
50 – rare participation
0 – the class hardly noticed you were there
If you are absent from class more than once, your participation score will be decreased by 20 points for each additional absence. (Please don’t present any excuses – accept your lowered score gracefully.)