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The goals of this course

The goals of this course are to: 1. Promote active, self-directed learning by providing you with an effective combination of inclass teaching and online learning. 2. Provide you with more flexibility by allowing you to do more of your work from home and to complete online learning activities at times that best suit your weekly schedule and learning preferences. It is important to remember that: 1. All students in this course must have access to the Internet. You must use the D2L site regularly to keep up with the announcements and to complete the assigned activities. 2. Less structured classroom activities does NOT mean less work. It is expected that your active participation will enhance your learning. 3. Learning is not a spectator sport. You are expected to take the responsibility to actively use the online learning material and to manage your time so that you complete assigned reading and online activities and be prepared for classroom discussion. The following are few things you can do right away to prepare for this course: 1. I recommend you start by visiting D2L and reading the Course Information and Course Policies posted in the Content Area. These documents cover most aspects of the course and will give you a good start to success. If you have never taken a blended course before be sure to review the D2L and technology documentation and tutorials. 2. If you have any questions about the course that are not fully explained in the documents mentioned above or this syllabus, please post your questions to the "Raise Your Hand" topic in the Discussion Area. If another student has the same question, or knows the answer to your question, please share that information. I will monitor the Q&A discussion forum for new messages, but don't be surprised if another student replies before I do--I encourage it. 3. Please write an introduction for yourself that you can post in the Introductions Topic in the Discussion Area. Your introductions will help me get to know you and your classmates. These introductions are public to the whole class. With the online introductions you can share information about yourself, and the introduction remains in the course to review later as you get to know each other. I encourage you to be creative and open in introducing yourself. 4. Most importantly, print out and read this Syllabus for important due dates and readings. You are expected to refer to this document throughout the course to ensure you complete all the activities in the time allotted. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: The overall objective of this course is to prepare the student for Leadership in a complex world. For those interested in becoming Army Officers this class will contribute to your success at the Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC) Phase B, which the student will attend upon graduation and commissioning. Also, to develop the student into a leader imbued with the Army Values, who can think critically and will be capable of leading in the Contemporary Operating Environment. This course has specific learning objectives for the five tracks listed below: 1. Leadership: Examine, compare and contrast Army, business, and general leadership principles and models. Describe the relationship between leadership attributes, character and competency. MS110 Introduction to Leadership, Fall 2014, Syllabus Page 2 of 9

Identify the leader attributes and core leader competencies of the Army Leadership Requirements Model Explore and discuss leadership models in business and general contexts and compare/contrast similarities and differences. 2. Values and Ethics: Understand the role and importance of a strong personal and corporate value system in leading yourself and others Army Leadership: Explain the Warrior Ethos and define the seven Army Values Corporate Leadership: analyze and compare stated values of fortune 500 companies 3. Personal Development: Understand the impact of physical fitness, resiliency and stress management in leadership Define the standards for Comprehensive Fitness Write near and long term goals and a personal vision and mission statement Explain the basic elements of time and stress management Identify benefits of resiliency awareness in an overall personal fitness program 4. Introduction to Cultural Understanding Recognize the components of culture Understand how different forces influence culture Explain the importance of increasing cultural and foreign language competencies 5. Officership: Explain the importance of citizenship principles for leaders and military officers Explain corporate citizenship and corporate culture Describe the importance of basic heritage elements COURSE POLICIES: Participation in Learning Community: Attendance at all classes and completion of online activities are mandatory. Five (5) attendance points are awarded for each class attended for a total of 100 attendance points possible. Absences are considered excused when they are due to circumstances beyond your control. Contact the instructor prior to being absent to be excused from class. Unexcused absences will result in the loss of 5 points per absence. Leaving class early or arriving late consistently is also considered time absent from class. Two hundred (200) participation points are awarded for overall individual class participation. Participation includes active involvement in class discussions, contributions to group activities, completion of online discussions and assignments, and overall contribution to the learning environment. Attendance and Participation account for 30% of your total grade. Late Work: Scores will be reduced by 5% on assignments turned in late. If the assignment is more than one week late the score will be reduced by 10%. Homework submitted 2 or more weeks late will receive half credit. Missed exams may be made up with the approval of the instructor. Professional Demeanor: Students are expected to behave in a professional manner. Elements of professionalism include the following: MS110 Introduction to Leadership, Fall 2014, Syllabus Page 3 of 9

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