Course Syllabus

Fall 2019

 NOTE:  For each course credit students should expect to spend an additional two hours outside of class studying or working on class assignments. Hence, for a three-credit course, this means about six hours per week of work outside of class.

 Course Title:              Fundamentals of Tribal Management

Course Number:         BUS 127

Credits:                        3 cr

Class Times:          Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00 – 4:30

                                    Room 500 main campus and through Zoom

 

Instructor:                  David (Wabigaikek) Fleming Sr.

                                         (715) 634-4790 ext. 146

                                         E-mail: dfleming@lco.edu

 Office Hours:             Monday through Thursday 1:00 – 3:00 pm or by appointment

 Required Text(s):      American Indian Business

                                               by Kennedy, Deanna M.; Harrington, Charles F.; Verbos, Amy Klemm; Stewart, Daniel; Gladstone, Joseph Scott

                                                 ISBN: 9780295742090

Required Supplies/Materials:   None

Recommended Texts & Other Readings: Selected by instructor (handout in class)

Additional readings will include postings on Canvas and in class handouts.

Course Description:  This course covers leadership, motivation, organizational dynamics, personnel, and budgeting within a Native American community and sovereign government context. Studies include federal Indian law and policy, community and economic development, and culturally specific management practices.

 Pre-requisites: None             

 This course is required for:  None

General Education Program Outcomes:

Students receiving an associate degree will:

Gen Ed 1 Communication:

Students read, write, speak, and listen effectively to increase knowledge, to foster understanding, or to promote change in          attitudes, values, beliefs, or behaviors.

GEN ED 2 Mathematic Literacy:

Students demonstrate a strong foundation in mathematical concepts, processes and structure.

GEN ED 3 Social Responsibility

Civic Responsibility includes the skills and awareness necessary to live as responsible, ethical, and contributing citizens of the    community, state, nation, and world.

GEN ED 4 Culture: Ojibwe and other Native Cultures

Students demonstrate understanding of Ojibwe and other Native American culture.

GEN ED 5 Critical Thinking:                                                                                                                                                                                                    Students analyze, synthesize, and evaluate diverse concepts and make reasoned decisions based on evidence.

GEN ED 6 Global Awareness:                                                                                                                Students interact effectively and appropriately in a diverse, multi-cultural, and global society.

Culture & Tradition:

The Mission Statement of LCOOCC states:

 The Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College mission is to provide Anishinaabe communities with post-secondary curriculum and continuing education while advancing the language, culture, and history of the Ojibwe.

 In order to adhere to the college's mission statement, this course will incorporate Ojibwe Language, Culture, and History into class activities wherever possible. These activities have been included in the class schedule.

 

Course Schedule/Outline/Calendar of Events

Week

Topic   Section

Course Assessment

1

Foreword and Preface, Introductions, syllabus review, Learning management system review (Canvas)

Assignment

2

A brief history of American Indian Business

Assignment

3

Embracing cultural traditions: historic business activity by Native people in the Western United States.

Assignment

 

4

American Indian entrepreneurship

Gikinoo’ amaagan Odanokiiwin project review

Assignment

5

Business Strategy: building competitive advantage in American Indian firms

Assignment

6

The business law of the Third Sovereign: legal aspects of doing business in Indian Country.  Legal forms of organization

Class Discussion

7

Tribal finance and economic development: the fight against economic leakage

Class Discussion

8

Midterm paper

Mid-Term

9

High stakes negotiation: Indian gaming and Tribal-state compacts

Class Discussion

10

American Indian leadership practices

Assignment

11

Business ethics and Native American values

Assignment

12

Native American health care management systems (Coyote)

Class Discussion

13

A Native American values-infused approach to human resources

Assignment

14

Service management for Native American customers

Assignment

15

Native Americans and Marketing: A paradoxical relationship

Assignment

16

Review Final paper deliverables.  Wrap up and reflection

Share student project work

Final Paper

 

 

Final Grades due

 

 

Evaluation Procedures and Grading Criteria:

 

Grading at LCOOCC is based on your level of achievement on papers, projects and examinations. The level of proficiency achieved will be indicated by the following letter grades for each academic level. Please refer to the Student Handbook for additional data. 

 

GRADING SCALE

A

 

100- 90

EXCELLENT!

B

 

89-80

ABOVE AVERAGE

C

 

79-70

AVERAGE

 

 

 

 

IF YOUR GRADES FALL BELOW THEY WILL NOT TRANSFER TO ANOTHER INSTITUTION

D

 

69-60

BELOW AVERAGE

F

 

59 or below

FAILING

 

 

 

 

I

 

N/A

INCOMPLETE

W

 

N/A

WITHDRAW

Z

 

N/A

AUDIT

P

 

N/A

PASS

 

Component

Points- if applicable

Weight

Class Assignments

10 @ 10 points = 100 points

50%

Midterm Paper

40 points

20%

Final Paper

40 points

20%

Student Project

20 points

10%

Total

200 points

100%

 

Attendance Policy: 

 Students who fail to make Academic Progress (minimum GPA) or meet the Pace of Progression (completing at least 67% of courses) standards may be placed on Financial Aid Probation.  Please refer to the current Student Handbook, for the Class Attendance Policy. 

Outside of Class Study Expectations:

The US Department of Education and the Higher Learning Commission have the expectation that students should be working approximately two hours of outside of class for each credit of instruction.

Gikinoo'amaagan Odanokiiwin - Student Work:

Gikinoo’amaagan Odanokiiwin – Student Work is a Student Learning Project which incorporates Ojibwe knowledge and values, with Course Specific Outcomes and with those General Education Outcomes that pertain to this course. In addition, the Student Learning Project will provide a means to better evaluate student understanding and application of knowledge taught in the classroom. For this class, the Gikinoo’amaagan Odanokiiwin project is Tribal Management Presentation.   The results of this project will assess students’:

  1. Ability to communicate effectively. (Gen. Ed. 1)

 

  1. Creation of a project that integrates both course-specific content and Ojibwe cultural knowledge. (Gen Ed. 4 and Course Objective(s) ____ )
  1. Ability to locate, gather, and synthesize information. (Gen. Ed. 5)

**IMPORTANT**

Students with Disabilities

It is the policy and practice of the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College to create inclusive learning environments for all students, including students with disabilities.  If there are aspects of this course that result in barriers to your inclusion or your ability to meet course requirements, please notify the instructor as soon as possible. I will maintain and uphold confidentiality of any information shared. 

 

Institutions of Higher Education under the Americans with Disabilities Act are required to provide appropriate aids and services to students who have identified documented learning disability or other disability which might affect classroom performance. It is the responsibility of the student to provide the appropriate documentation to the college in a timely manner. Students requesting accommodations are asked to contact Lisa Munive, Academic Dean at least two weeks before the start of classes to allow sufficient time for any adaptive accommodations to be made.

 

Academic Honesty & Integrity Policy:

Please refer to the current Student Handbook for Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism.

Assignments and Tests:

It is well-established that students show improved learning when they regularly attend and participate in class discussions and activities.  From time to time you may experience an unexpected event that prevents you from attending class.  If you miss a test or are unable to turn in your assigned work for that particular missed class period, you will have 1 class period to turn in your work or make-up your test.

Reading Assignments:

You will be expected to complete assigned material before coming to class. You will be held accountable for the work assigned even if you miss class (excused or unexcused).

Midterm and final papers:  You will write one midterm paper and one final paper instead of an exam (s).  The instructor will go over the deliverables for these papers in class.  

Special Note Regarding Incompletes: 

Please refer to the current Student Handbook for the policy on Incompletes.

Computer Use:         
All students receive an lco.edu email account for the duration of the semester. In order to comply with FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act), all official notifications about your courses, Canvas, financial aid, and student evaluations must be sent through your lco.edu email account. You can access your lco.edu email account from any browser.

 

Necessary Technologies:

  • Internet connection (DSL, LAN, or cable connection desirable)
  • Access to Canvas or other Learning Management Systems

**Note**: Not having computers or Internet at home is NOT an excuse to be late with homework. Your education is your responsibility. We strongly encourage you to schedule time to make use of the resources provided for students to complete your studies in a timely manner.

 

 

 

 

 

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