1215 - HMG6246 - & Organizational Behavior in the Hospitality and Tourism - Sections RVCC & RXUB - Summer 2021
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Course Description and Purpose
HMG 6246 – Organizational Behavior in Hospitality and Tourism is the study of human behavior in organizational settings, the interface between human behavior and the organization, and the organization itself. Thus, organizational behavior reflects several levels of analysis and a wide variety of interactions among these levels.
At the end of this course students will be able to perform each of the following activities with an accuracy of 73 percent or higher:
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Technical Requirements and Skills
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Accessibility and Accommodation
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Web Accessibility Statements for Partners and Vendors
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Academic Misconduct Statement
Florida International University is a community dedicated to generating and imparting knowledge through excellent teaching and research, the rigorous and respectful exchange of ideas, and community service. All students should respect the right of others to have an equitable opportunity to learn and honestly demonstrate the quality of their learning. Therefore, all students are expected to adhere to a standard of academic conduct, which demonstrates respect for themselves, their fellow students, and the educational mission of the University. All students are deemed by the University to understand that if they are found responsible for academic misconduct, they will be subject to the Academic Misconduct procedures and sanctions, as outlined in the Student Conduct and Honor Code. Academic Misconduct includes:
Panthers Care & Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
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This course will serve to embrace the diversity and inclusivity found within Florida International University. We appreciate and respect diversity, equality, equity, cooperativeness, community, and sustainability within our online courses. We are committed to the ongoing education of our students and their participation within the course regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, geographical location, religion, and disability. We strive in encouraging collaboration by preparing our students to value the differences in others. At the core of our intentions is the encouragement of acceptance and appreciation of differences within our student population and community.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Makeup and Late Assignments Policy
Students are expected to do their assignments on the assigned class dates. There are no scheduled make-up assignments; consideration will be given to those with appropriate medical documentation. No late assignments are accepted without university approved excuse documentation.
Proctored Exam Policy
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Textbook and Course Materials
Panther Book Pack
As of Fall 2021, FIU has implemented the Panther Book Pack. This is an affordable course materials subscription rental program providing you with the print and digital course materials required by the instructor at a flat rate of $20 per credit hour. When you registered for this course you were notified via email of the materials included in the Panther Book Pack for all your classes. I recommend that you review the pricing for all materials per semester for the greatest savings. You have the option to opt out of this subscription for the semester until the cancellation of enrollment date for the term. Once you opt out, the flat rate subscription amount will be credited to your student account. For more details, visit http://bookpack.fiu.edu.
Expectations of This Course
This is an online course, which means most (if not all) of the course work will be conducted online. Expectations for performance in an online course are the same for a traditional course. In fact, online courses require a degree of self-motivation, self-discipline, and technology skills which can make these courses more demanding for some students.
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Discussion Forum Expectations:
Analysis of Organizational Behavior Paper (Individual)
Description of what this assignment is
Bonus Points and Partial Credit
There are no bonus point opportunities in this class. Partial credit is not guaranteed for any assignment.
End of Course Self-Reflection
Students will be asked to complete an end of course self-reflection describing what information they have acquired from topics discussed, and how they feel they might apply this knowledge during their careers in Hospitality. Specifically, reflections should identify one concept from each chapter, a description of each concept (in your own words), and an explanation of how you feel the knowledge of each concept will help you in your career.
Zoom Video Conference
Zoom is a video conference tool that you can use to interact with your professor and fellow students by sharing screens, chatting, broadcasting live video/audio, and taking part in other interactive online activities. We will be utilizing this tool to conduct one on one meetings with the instructor on an as needed basis. Students will need to contact the instructor to schedule a Zoom meeting.
Zoom meetings can be accessed via the professors personal Zoom meeting room: https://fiu.zoom.us/j/6620598762. Once you click on the Zoom link, it will route you to join the meeting. You will also be able to view upcoming meetings, previous meetings that you have already joined, and meeting recordings. Before joining an actual zoom meeting:
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|Course Requirements||Number of Items||Points for Each||Total Points Available||Weight|
|Analysis of Organizational Behavior Paper (Individual)||1||100||100||10%|
|End of Course Reflection||1||100||100||10%|
|Module / Dates||Learning Materials||Learning Activities Due|
June 7 - 13
Supports Course Learning Objectives: All
June 14 - 20
Supports Course Learning Objectives: 2, 6, 8
June 21 - 27
Supports Course Learning Objectives: 5, 7, 10
June 28 - July 4
Supports Course Learning Objectives: 3, 4, 9
July 5 - 11
Supports Course Learning Objectives: 1, 2, 7
July 12 - 18
Supports Course Learning Objectives: 2
July 19 - 25
Supports Course Learning Objectives: 9
July 26 - 30
Supports Course Learning Objectives: 10