|New course number:||3750:380|
|Course title:||Industrial/Organizational Psychology|
|New course title:||Industrial/Organizational Psychology|
|Grading method:||Current: letter grade
New: letter grade
|Flexibly Scheduled Course:||
|Prerequisites (list each individually, one course per line, with course number and title)|
New prerequisites to be checked at time of registration? no
|Corequisites (list each individually, one course per line, with course number and title)|
New corequisites to be checked at time of registration? no
|Prerequisite: 100. Survey of the application of psychology to the workplace including an emphasis on organizational (e.g., motivation) and personnel issues (e.g., selection).|
|Industrial/Organizational Psychology (240) is typically an advanced class in most undergraduate curricula across the U.S. However, here at The University of Akron, it has traditionally had a 200-level number even though the course has been taught as if it were a 300-level class. This change will simply make the course that we've been teaching here match with the level signified by it's new number, 380. It also will place it among its peer classes which includes the Psychology Department's other 300-level classes. This number change should help students identify the level, requirements, and expectations involved in this course.|
|THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
3750:380 INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
DR. PAUL E. LEVY
Dr. Levy's Office: Polsky 316H Office Hours: T, W, Th 1:00-2:00 and by appointment
Textbook (Available from Barnes & Noble Bookstore)
Required: Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Understanding the Workplace by Paul E. Levy, Houghton Mifflin, 2003.
Attendance is required. You will sign an attendance sheet each class and attendance records will be maintained. The University's attendance policy will be honored and states that:
"A student is expected to attend all meetings of a class for which he or she is registered. A student may be dropped from a course by the dean if absences are repeated and the instructor recommends this action; a student can gain readmission only with permission of both dean and instructor. A student dropped from a course receives an 'F' which counts as work attempted whenever grade-point ratio calculations are made."
Tape Recording Policy:
It is the policy of the Department of Psychology that taping by students or others of lectures or classroom discussions of any kind shall be done only with the prior expressed permission of the instructor; tape recordings and other material distributed by the instructor shall be restricted to the personal use of the students enrolled in the course.
1. Three examinations; each will be worth 50 points and consist of multiple choice questions and short answer questions.
2. NO makeup examinations will be given. No early examinations will be given. If you miss an examination, you will receive a "0" score. If you are going to be out of town on official university business you must take the examination before you leave town and have proper documentation verified in advance by Dr. Levy.
Your final grade in this course is based on the total number of points out of 200. Two projects will be due, one on October 24th and one on December 5th. Each project will be worth 25 points. You will receive more details about the projects in the first couple of weeks of the semester. Pluses and minuses will be used in assigning final grades.
Students can earn extra credit points by participating as a research subject in Psychology Department research projects. Participation is entirely voluntary. You can earn 2 points for each hour of out-of-class participation.
Sign-up sheets for research participation are posted in the hallway outside Polsky 310. Sign up and participate during the first 13 weeks of the semester. You cannot earn extra points after the 13th week of the semester.
Finally, you can use a maximum of 10 extra-credit points toward your grade. Any points that you obtain beyond 10 will not be used in the calculation of your grade!!!
This course is conducted in accordance with the official University policy which follows:
"A student may withdraw from a course without an advisor's or course instructor's signature through the 14th day of a semester or comparable dates during summer session, intersession, etc. After the 14th day of a semester, and up to the midpoint of a semester, a student may withdraw from a course with the signature of the student's advisor.
After the midpoint of a semester, a student must have the signature of both the course instructor and the advisor. Such authorization must be dated and processed through the offices of the Registrar and Cashier no later than the last day of the 12th week of classes or comparable dates during summer session, intersession, etc.
Should the instructor or advisor refuse to sign the withdrawal form, the student may appeal to the dean of the student's college, who shall make the final decision after consultation with the instructor or advisor who declined to approve the withdrawal.
An approved withdrawal will be indicated on the University office academic record by a "WD". A student who leaves a course without going through the withdrawal procedure will be given an "F" in the course."
There will be no withdrawals after the 12th week of the semester. In other words, the last day to drop is Friday, November 17th.
Students whose names do not appear on the University’s official class list by September 11TH will not be permitted to participate (attend class, take exams, or receive credit) in class.
Course Schedule: (subject to change; numbers refer to chapters)
WEEK OF TOPIC READINGS
August 28 HISTORY/METHODS CHAPTERS 1 & 2
September 4 METHODS/JOB ANALYSIS CHAPTERS 2 & 3
September 11 CRITERIA/APPRAISAL CHAPTERS 4 & 5
September 18 PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL CHAPTER 5
*********TEST 1 (Chs. 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5) TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 26th *********
September 25 SELECTION CHAPTER 6
October 2 SELECTION CHAPTER 6 & 7
October 9 SELECTION CHAPTER 7
October 16 TRAINING CHAPTER 8
October 23 MOTIVATION CHAPTER 9
Project #1 Due on October 24th
October 30 MOTIVATION/JOB ATTITUDES CHAPTERS 9 & 10
November 6 JOB ATTITUDES CHAPTER 10
*********TEST 2 (Chs. 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10) THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9th************
November 13 STRESS CHAPTER 11
November 20 STRESS/GROUPS CHAPTERS 11 & 12
November 27 GROUPS/LEADERSHIP CHAPTERS 12 & 13
Thanksgiving Holiday, November 25-26
December 4 LEADERSHIP/OD CHAPTER 13 & 14
Project #2 Due on December 5th
**** FINAL EXAM (Chs. 11,12,13, & 14) MONDAY, DECEMBER 11TH, 2-3:55 ****