Mgmt 386.001 (M-W-F
Systems & Information Management
Your continuance in this course is the indication
that you agree with the policies on this handout. In order to treat all
students equally, there will be absolutely no exceptions to any written
policy that appears on this or on subsequent handouts. PLEASE
REFER TO THIS HANDOUT OFTEN!
Introduces students to the management of
information; integrated systems and general systems concepts in the
planning, development, implementation and control of
information. Prerequisites: ACCT 201; MGMT 220; passing score on
Management and Accountancy Department computer skills test. Fall and
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday
10:00-11:30 (and by appointment)
Reference Material: Haag, Cummings, Dawkins,
Management Information Systems (2nd edition)
Assignments . . . . . . . . 200
Exams (2 @ 50 pts.) . . 100
TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 pts.
B) Final letter grades will be assigned as follows:
||below 197: F
C) In the case of "borderline" points, a student will
receive the higher of the two grades only if he/she: 1) had regular class
participation and, 2) completed all assignments. Class participation and
quality of assignments have a large influence on final grades!
D) Those who do not complete ALL assignments cannot be
eligible for a final letter grade 'A'.
E) 'I' or 'W' grades are not given lightly. The student must have
had regular class attendance in order to be eligible to request an
Most assignments will require some type of
written and/or computer work and formal or informal presentation to the
Quality of Written Work and Class Presentations
All written, computer, and oral work must represent
a quality and level of competency that would be acceptable in the work
place. Therefore, points will be deducted for such things as poor
writing and presentation style, misspellings, bad grammar, and a shoddy
appearance of written documents or presentation slides. Expectations for
your work in this course are nothing more than the quality your employers
Some assignments stand out because a student puts extra effort into doing
more than is required. Unique assignments such as these are eligible for
an extra credit "plus," which will have a positive effect on the
calculation of the final course grade.
You will be faced with many critical deadlines in the work place. In
academic environments, a course can be successful only if both the
instructor and the students are prepared for each class
meeting. These are the reasons deadlines are taken so seriously in this
Deadlines appear on handouts. This date refers to the day the
paper(s) must be received in the hands of the instructor. One
point will be deducted each day any assignment is overdue, weekends and
school holidays excluded. Items that are presented too late to earn
points will receive one of the following: "check," "check
plus," or "check minus." Deadline extensions will
not be considered for any individual. If you are late, you should
gracefully accept a lowered score.
A) Exam I will be held on Monday, February 28. The final
exam will be held on Friday, May 5th.
B) Exams will include all material from lecture, readings and
C) Exams must be taken during designated class period(s). There
will be NO MAKE-UPS OR OPPORTUNITY FOR EARLY EXAMS. If a student
must miss only the first exam, the score on the comprehensive final exam
will be applied to this missed exam (with no effect on the final exam
score). If only the final exam is missed, some type of oral exam will be
administered. There are no provisions for two missed
exams; therefore a zero score will be recorded.
Any students who feels that he/she has been treated unfairly in this
course may appeal any decision of the instructor by presenting his/her
case in writing to all other students in the class.
A) Class attendance may be considered in the calculation of the
final grade. (See the "Grading" section on this handout.) Each
student is responsible for all information and assignments
discussed in class, whether or not he/she is present. When class is
missed, handouts must be picked before the next class.
B) IF CLASS IS CANCELED for any reason, students should not
assume that dates for scheduled exams and assignments will be
changed. When in doubt, check my office door and/or E-mail for any
There will be at least two special classes held in the evenings. (In lieu
of these, other M-W-F 11:00 meetings will not be held.) The evening
meetings will allow the opportunity for information systems professionals
to speak about some of the topics that are relevant to this course. Exact
dates and topics will be announced as soon as commitment is obtained from
these individuals. Every effort will be made to video tape the session
for those who cannot be present.
Academic Dishonesty Policy
Cheating on exams or on any assignment will not be tolerated! As stated
in the UNCA catalogue, "A person who knowingly assists another in
cheating is likewise guilty of cheating." There will be no second
chances. Those found cheating will receive a zero score on the assignment
or the exam in which the cheating occurred. In addition, a letter
describing the event will be sent to the Office of Vice Chancellor for
Your awareness of this policy and your confirmation that the work you
submit meets an Honor System (as related in the above paragraph and in the
UNCA catalog) will be indicated by your signature next to your printed
name on all papers submitted for grading. Work submitted without your
signature will not be graded.