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Revision Date: 09-Jun-22

Fall 2022 | BUS-1320-VO01 - Principles of Supervision

Online Class

Online courses take place 100% online via Canvas, without required in-person or Zoom meetings.

Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 09-06-2022 to 12-19-2022
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-26-2022 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-07-2022 - Refund Policy
Open Seats/Section Limit: 10/17 (as of 06-25-22 8:05 PM)


Bryn Mayr
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Jennifer Alberico

Course Description

Introduces the basic elements of supervision. Topics covered include communication, goal setting, delegation, time and stress management, performance appraisal, the hiring process, motivation, and responses to technology.

Essential Objectives

1. Describe the evolution of modern management theories.
2. Explain approaches to needs, power, authority, and delegation.
3. Identify and explain various styles of supervision.
4. Demonstrate methods of creative communication, problem solving, conflict management, and motivation.
5. Demonstrate the decision making process and apply the appropriate steps in a logical sequence.
6. Explain the differences between effective uses of passive, aggressive, and assertive behaviors in supervision.
7. Discuss such staffing issues as selection, orientation, training, appraisal, promotion, and compensation.
8. Identify the appropriate supervisory response to a variety of management situations.
9. Prepare, train, and manage temporary employees for interim and long-term work assignments.
10. Discuss the ethical considerations inherent in supervisory decisions.
11. Describe the means for accommodating diversity in the work place.
Instructors: In addition to meeting these essential objectives, we expect students to become aware of topics such as equity, harassment, re-engineering work, and the role of teams as they relate to the course content.

Required Technology

More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computer-recommendations/

Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.

Required Textbooks and Resources

BUS-1320-VO01 Link to Textbooks/Resources Information for this course in eCampus.

The last day to use a Financial Aid Advance to purchase textbooks/books is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.


1. Text:


Supervision (13th Edition)

Authors: Leonard and Trusty

ISBN-13: 9781285866376

ISBN-10: 1285866371
Publisher: Cengage

You may obtain this book in any format - new or used print versions are acceptable.

2. Discussions: In an online class, participation takes the form of discussion forums, in which you will be required to submit initial posts by Thursday at 11:59 pm, and reply posts by Sunday at 11:59 pm.

3. Assignments: students will have "Applying Concepts" assignments each week, in which they will apply what we covered to scenarios, questions, or other prompts. You can do these ahead of time if it suits you, but you can not do them after the week in which they are placed.

4. Quizzes: students will have chapter quizzes (each with 15-20 questions). These can be done at any time in the semester, provided they are done before the end of the term.

5. Final Project: students can choose from EITHER a Final Term Paper assignment, where they can choose to research a supervisory concept of interest to them, OR an Interview and Analysis project, where they will interview a supervisor and analyze that supervisor's role and approach.

When the Canvas classroom is available, please see the "IMPORTANT INFORMATION" tab in the top, general information module for more detail about assignments and grading criteria.

Evaluation Criteria

Participation (discussion forums): 30%

Quizzes: 25%

Assignments (Applying Concepts): 25%

Final Project: 20%

Grading Criteria

CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:

A Less than 9893
A-Less than 9390
B+Less than 9088
B Less than 8883
B-Less than 8380
C+Less than 8078
C Less than 7873
C-Less than 7370
D+Less than 7068
D Less than 6863
D-Less than 6360
FLess than 60 
NPLess than 600

Attendance Policy

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a non-satisfactory grade.

  • In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.
  • Attending an on-ground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
  • Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities:

CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please
  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.

Academic Integrity

CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.