University of Baltimore

SYLLABUS for
Motivation / Satisfaction / Leadership
APPL 642.185 (3 credit hours) Spring 2018)

Instructor: Tom Mitchell, Ph.D. 837-5348

 Schedule of dates and assignments - Overview:  

CASE 1 CASE 2 CASE 3
Date Session Activity  Northouse Chapter Sedalia 1st Federal Megalith
           
Jan31 1     1: Intro

 

   

Feb 7

2   Discuss Sedalia   2: Trait        
Feb 14 3     6: Skills      
Feb 21  4     4: Behavioral      
Feb 28 5    Guest speaker/Discuss 1st Fed   5:Situational Reports  Due -
extended to 3/12 5PM

 

 
Mar 7 6 Guest speakers/Discuss Megalith   6: Path-Goal      
Mar 14 7 Midterm Exam

 

      
Mar 21     Spring break  

 

   
Mar 28     7: LMX

  Present

   
Apr 4 9     8: Transformational      
Apr 11 10   Guest: Takieya Williams- Newball   13. Leadership Ethics    Reports Due Ap 9  
Apr 18 11 Guest: Jeff Godbout   15. Gender and Ldr      Reports Due 
Apr 25 12 SIOP attend NO CLASS        
May 2 13 Guest: Erica Merritt  16: Culture     Present  
May 9 14 Final Exam Review
Guest: Will Haller
        Present
May 16  15  Final Exam

 

     
           

Syllabus Resources:


I. Descriptive Information

                                                                       A. Catalog description: A critical examination of the interactive effects of personal and organizational variables on human behavior as reviewed in work group structure,
                                                                           accommodation to change, interpersonal perception, and problem solving behavior. Factors considered include emergent group leadership, managerial, motivational, and
                                                                           personality interactions.

B. Course description: Using motivation as a central concept, this course will provide the student with an in-depth understanding of how person and environmental factors interact to influence organizational behavior. Predominant motivational theories will be used to explain how group dynamics and cross-cultural influences affect motivation, and how attitudes toward the job and the organization relate to performance. Students will learn to apply motivational techniques to improve work performance and satisfaction.

II. Student Learning Outcomes: At the completion of the course the student will be able to:

                                                                     (1) Analyze causes for organizational behavior to develop effective ways to improve work performance.

(2) Discuss how group activity may facilitate or inhibit work performance.

(3) Work collaboratively with effectively with others to solve problems related to organizational behavior.

III. Class format: Assigned readings will be discussed. Ideas and conclusions generated from the discussions will be used by groups to solve problems presented in case studies. Case studies will be discussed in class and on Sakai 

IV Texts required:

V. Course requirements for each student:

* NOTE: Failure to submit the summaries and questions may result in a 10% grade decrement

                                   VI. Assessment:

  1. Exams: Two written exams (essay and short answer): midterm and final exam covering course content
  2. HBS case reports (instructions)
  3. Class participation to include Sakai article postings and in-class discussions

100%  TOTAL     Grade Scale:    90-100 A;    85-89 B+;    80-84 B;   75-79 C+;   70 C

NOTE: Attendance is not required but expected


Additional online syllabus Resources:


Session /  Date  / Chapters /  Case Activity / Readings (see also Bibliography at end)


(1)  Jan 28  Discussion of syllabus /   Harvard Business School cases            

            Northouse Chapter 1 Introduction 


(2)   Feb 7   Northouse Chapter 2 Trait Approach (P19)            

            -> Discuss Sedalia         

         
LOQ site http://www.creativeorgdesign.com/testpages/loq.htm (distribute LOQ questionnaire) 

       McGrath outline of trait paradigm        


(3)  Feb 14    Northouse Chapter 3 Skills Approach (P43)   


(4)  Feb 21    Northouse Chapter 4 Behavioral Approach (P71)    Article Questions           

      (LOQ): Report results and discuss

     (JCM): Report results and discuss  

          Pink, D.  "More than a paycheck" WSJ 2-2-10   


  (5)  Feb 28     Northouse Chapter 5 Situational Approach (P93)
        
       
 
-> Case 1: Sedalia  Reports Due ***  

        -> Discuss 1st Federal  

     bonus article (please do not read): WSJ (2/19/2008)Modern Conundrum: When Work's Invisible, So Are Its Satisfactions       

     Motivation and Leadership from a Chinese  Perspective


(6)   Mar 7 Northouse Chapter 6 Path-Goal Theory (P115)           

        -> Discuss Megalith       

         ***Midterm Review***              


(7)   Mar 14     *** Midterm Exam ***  Northouse Chapters 1-6; Articles assigned     


Mar 21     *** Spring Break *****     

         PPT Presentation: Dennis Dulaney   (has the link to apply for an internship)


(8)   Mar 28      Northouse Chapter 7 Leader-Member Exchange (P137) 

              > Case 1: Sedalia Team Presentations     


(9)  April 4   Northouse Chapter 8 Transfomational Leadership (P161)                                

        Majority of U.S. Employees Not Engaged Despite Gains in 2014 Gallup Poll results


(10)  Apr 11       Northouse Chapter 13 Leadership Ethics (P329)      

 > Case 2: 1st Federal  Reports Due                   

      (NOTE: following articles not required for online discussion)

     Engage Employees and Boost Performance  HayGroup 2001 Article Question

    Peter Warr (2007). Jobs and Happiness. The Industrial Psychologist, 44, p. 19                                                                             


(11)  Apr 18            Northouse Chapter 15 Gender and Leadership (P397)     

      -> Case 3: Megalith  Reports Due           -   


 (12)  Apr 25         


(13)  May 2     Northouse Chapter 16 Culture and Leadership (P427)       

> Case 2: 1st Federal Team Presentation             


(14)  May 19   Review for Final Exam  Northouse Chapters 7-9; 14-16; Articles Assigned

-> Case 3: Megalith Team Presentation


(15) May 16     **** Final Exam *** 


Judge, T., et al. (2002). Job satisfaction: A cross-cultural review. Handbook of Industrial, Work and Organ Psych, V. 2
  
For reference only *** not required reading