MGMT 640 Spring 2021 SYLLABUS

MGMT 640 Spring 2021 SYLLABUS

Instructor: Queen Jaks Visiting Professor of Management


Office Hours:

By appointment on Calendly

Welcome! My name is Queen Jaks and I am a hoodologist/ghettologist, professor, researcher, and consultant who focuses on highlighting the contributions those from marginalized populations offer to the workplace, and society as a whole. I’m interested in advancing the academic field of hoodology in all disciplines of study. My work explores multiple facets of diversity, equity and inclusion, including race and class.

My purpose is to support you in gaining valuable knowledge that will positively affect your experience inside and outside of a class setting.

Objectives/Student Learning Outcomes After completing this course, students will be able to:

* Expand self-awareness of their values, identities, biases, and privileges * Effectively manage collaboration and conflict in diverse groups, teams, and

organizations * Identify, respond to, and prevent challenges related to diversity, equity,

and inclusion (DEI) in organizations * Locate additional resources for navigating DEI issues in the workplace

Materials MGMT 640 is a Zero Cost Course, which means that all course materials are free of charge and available on iLearn.


* iLearn will reflect the weekly assignments/activities due depending on your section, before class on Wednesdays by 12:00 pm PST/Thursdays by 12:00pm (unless otherwise specified)

* You may submit late work as long as you email or set up a meeting with me prior to the assignment deadline

* Use the Activity Completion Tool on iLearn to monitor your progress for course readings and deliverables

Assessment of Learning Your final course grade is based on the following assessments:

Percentag e


25% Assignments weekly activities + assessments 25% Engagement and participation during virtual segment 25% Group project 25% Portfolio project [individual assignment]

Your final course grade is based on overall percentages:

Percentage Range

Letter Grade

93.00% – 100.00%


90.00% – 92.99% A-

87.00% – 89.99% B+

83.00% – 86.99% B

80.00% – 82.99% B-

77.0% – 79.99% C+

73.00% – 76.99% C

70.00% – 72.99% C-

67.00% – 69.99% D+

63.00% – 66.99% D

60.00% – 62.99% D-

0.00% – 59.99% F

Course Values + Community When interacting via Zoom or email, please address me as Queen or Dr./Professor/Instructor Jaks (pronouns: they/them/theirs; she/her/her If you have any questions about the class material, job challenges, graduate school, or anything else, please reach out. You may:

* Email me at You should receive a within 48 hours on weekdays between 9 am – 5 pm

* Schedule a Zoom meeting – click here to sign up . The default meeting time is 15 minutes; if you’d like to meet for longer than this, then sign up for multiple back-to-back slots.

* Post to the Anonymous Feedback Forum on iLearn. Note: Please include your name if you’d like me to follow-up with you.

Participation Seminars require extensive interaction and participation. You can expect a range of individual and group activities that will help build your management skills, including discussions, debates, presentations, self- assessments, case studies, and creative exercises. Active participation is essential for developing your management skills. As such, this course is largely student-led and relies on your personal contributions. Regardless of your prior experience and skill level, I encourage and expect you to contribute meaningfully and frequently. Even though our class has an asynchronous aspect, I still expect you to participate meaningfully and extensively:

* asking questions in class discussions * answering questions posed by the instructor or classmates * sharing examples from personal experience or popular culture * referencing relevant material from other courses, current events, etc. * recommending relevant podcasts, documentaries, articles, video clips, resources,


Late Work Unless otherwise specified, I do accept late work. You will not receive a late penalty if you email me prior to the deadline. I encourage you to reach out to me if you think you may submit an assignment late or if you feel like you’re falling behind. I’m here to help you brainstorm strategies for managing time, projects, and deadlines.

Absences I understand that there may be circumstances in which you may not be able to attend class. In this case, please reach out to me. Keep in mind that frequent absences do negatively affect the overall percentage attributed to Engagement and Participation. However, everything is considered on a -to-case basis.

Grade Appeals If your grade is incorrect or does not accurately reflect the quality of your work, you may submit a grade appeal. You must wait at least 24 hours after receiving a grade, but no later than 2 weeks after receiving your grade. You must first meet with me in office hours (virtually) to review your assignment and feedback. If you still wish to appeal your grade, then email the following documents to me:

* A detailed explanation of why the assignment should be re-graded (1-2 paragraphs, single-spaced), including specific references to course materials that substantiate your explanation

* A PDF copy of the graded assignment (including instructor feedback) If your assignment is re-graded, the grade can increase, decrease, or stay the same, and will serve as your final grade for the assignment.

College of Business Policies Undergraduate Academic Standards SF State College of Business regards incidents of academic misconduct as serious matters. The following explains what academic misconduct is and outlines the consequences of academic misconduct. (Updated April 2017) Academic Misconduct Academic misconduct is defined as follows: 1. Cheating: Any unauthorized attempt to offer or obtain assistance in a formal academic exercise (e.g., an examination or class exercise); assuming another student’s identity with intent to provide an advantage for the student; copying, in part or in whole, from another’s test or other evaluation instrument; submitting work previously presented in another course, if contrary to the rules of either course. 2. Plagiarism: The unauthorized use (i.e., representing as one’s own work) or reproduction or close imitation of original creations (ideas, words, sentences, paragraphs, or parts thereof; or artistic/scholarly works such as computer programs, photographs, or similar works) of another author (person, group, organization, including anonymous authors) without due acknowledgment (accepted standards of citation or reference of the original source of the used or quoted content). 3. Fabrication: The distortion of data, information, or citations in any formal academic exercise or altering grading or grading instructions. 4. Deception: Providing false information to an instructor concerning a formal academic exercise—e.g., giving a false excuse for missing a deadline, falsely claiming to have submitted work, or submitting false information regarding internships.

Disciplinary Sanctions Two major types of sanctions may be imposed for any misconduct: Academic and Administrative. Academic sanctions are actions concerned with the coursework and grades which are the jurisdiction of the instructor. Administrative

sanctions are related to a student’s status on campus and are governed by the Office of Student Conduct (OSC). The imposition of one form of sanction will not rule out the imposition of the other. 1. Academic Sanctions: Upon verification of academic misconduct by personal observation and/or documentation, an instructor reserves the right to take one or more of the following academic actions: i. Reprimand: A verbal or written notification of unacceptable behavior, violating the student honor code. Reprimand may be considered for any academic misconduct at the discretion of an instructor. ii. Modification of Grade: A student may be failed in the evaluation instrument (assignment or exam), may receive a reduced course grade, or may fail the course. 2. Administrative Sanctions: Academic integrity is essential to the educational process. Traditional academic practices require that faculty members address cases of academic dishonesty in the classroom. Executive Order 1078, Article III, K, Cases Involving Academic Dishonesty, insists that, in addition, CSU faculty members report any infractions to a central location so that a student can be held accountable for multiple academic violations and the campus can recognize any patterns of misconduct. Cases of academic dishonesty for both cheating and plagiarism should be reported to their respective department chairs who should then report it to the Associate Dean or designee of the College (e.g., Assistant Dean). The Associate Dean or designee will then instruct the faculty member to complete the Confidential Faculty Report of Academic Dishonesty form. The form, which goes directly to the OSC, will ask for the following information: names of students, SFSU ID #s, date of incident, class name/number/section, instructor’s contact information, type of incident- cheating or plagiarism, etc.

I find that students often plagiarize, consciously or unwittingly, when they are under time pressure or do not understand an assignment. Please reach out if you need help with an assignment.

Course Withdrawal Policies COURSE WITHDRAWAL POLICIES A. During the first three weeks of instruction, withdrawing from courses is permitted without restriction or academic penalty. This action is commonly referred to as “dropping a class.” No symbol is recorded on the student’s permanent record, future class lists, or grade report. The drop period (the withdrawal-without-penalty period) is the three-week period beginning when all classes meeting more than once a week begin. The procedure for dropping a course during this period is described in detail by the Registrar’s Office. At SF State, dropping a course is the student’s responsibility. However, faculty are authorized to instructor-drop students who do not attend the first class meeting or do not meet the course criteria. Faculty are strongly encouraged to instructor- drop all students who are not attending class before the end of the drop period. B. Fourth Week through the Twelfth Week of Instruction From the beginning of the fourth week through the twelfth week of instruction, withdrawal from a course will be permissible, for serious and compelling reasons, by consulting the faculty member

teaching the course. The student must complete a “Petition for Withdrawal from Course or University” and submit the petition to the instructor for a decision. The petition must be accompanied by a copy of the student’s unofficial SFSU transcripts. The instructor will have the prerogative to approve or deny the request. All petitions must be signed by the instructor and by the department chair/program director and/or the college dean. If the student has previously withdrawn from the same course two times, the faculty member, department chair /program director, and/or the college dean shall deny the petition.The student will receive a ‘W’ grade (Withdrawal) if the withdrawal is approved. The student’s name will appear on the grade report with a pre- assigned ‘W,’ and the student’s permanent record will show a ‘W’ grade. However, such grades will not be used to compute a student’s GPA. From the beginning of the fourth week through the twelfth week of the semester, an instructor may initiate the withdrawal of a student for serious and compelling reasons, if the student has not previously withdrawn from the same course two times. The instructor will submit the withdrawal petition to the department chair /program director for approval. C. Thirteenth Week through the Last Day of Instruction Withdrawals shall not be permitted after the twelfth week of instruction except in cases, such as accident or serious illness, where the cause of withdrawal is due to circumstances clearly beyond the student’s control and the assignment of an Incomplete is not practicable. Withdrawals of this sort may involve total withdrawal from the university or may involve only withdrawal from one or more courses, except that course grade and credit or an Incomplete may be assigned for courses in which sufficient work has been completed to permit an evaluation to be made. Requests for permission to withdraw from a course under these circumstances shall be handled and filed as indicated in Section B, except that such requests must also be approved by the Board of Appeals and Review (BOAR). Requests for permission to withdraw from the university under these circumstances do not require instructor, department chair/program director, or college dean approval; these requests shall be submitted by the student directly to the Registrar for review by BOAR. Such withdrawals will not count against the maximum number of withdrawal units provided for in Section The Registrar’s Office is authorized to establish a unique grade symbol, e.g., “WM”, to differentiate between withdrawals permitted under Section C from withdrawals permitted under Section B. D. Maximum Number of Withdrawal Units Undergraduate students may withdraw from no more than 18 semester-units of courses taken in matriculated status at SF State. This limit does not apply to completed via self-support enrollment. Only withdrawals approved as described in Section B for matriculated students’ enrollment in regular SF State courses in Fall 2009 and subsequent semesters shall be counted towards the limit on withdrawals. Approved student-initiated withdrawals submitted as described in Section C will not count against the maximum number of withdrawal units provided for in this section. Course withdrawals that result from a student petition to “withdraw from the university’ (see Section C above) do not count against the maximum number of withdrawal units provided in this section. E. Appeal The student may appeal the instructor, chair/director, or dean’s denial of a withdrawal request through to the Board of Appeals and Review (BOAR). Withdrawals approved by BOAR or related administrative action shall be assigned a grade of ‘W.’ or, if approved under Section C, “WM.”

SF State Policies Disclosures of Sexual Violence (Title IX) SF State fosters a campus free of sexual violence including sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and/or any form of sex or gender discrimination. If you disclose a personal experience as an SF State student, the course instructor is required to notify the Dean of Students. To disclose any such violence confidentially, contact:

* The SAFE Place – (415) 338-2208; * Counseling and Psychological Services Center – (415) 338-2208; Disability Access Students with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations are encouraged to contact the instructor. The Disability Programs and Resource Center (DPRC) is available to facilitate the reasonable accommodations process. The DPRC is located in the Student Service Building and can be rea