Instructional Materials for Wayne Smith's courses
Wed, Dec 7, 2016
[updated: Wednesday, December 7, 2016]
"Science can be the religion of the nonreligious, the poetry of the non-poet, the art of the man who cannot paint, the humor of the serious man,
and the love making of the inhibited and shy man. Not only does science begin in wonder, it also ends in wonder."
-Abraham Maslow (1908-1970)
"One should have a devotion to abstraction and a passion for details."
-Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947)
The primary purpose of this web page is to provide a "landing" page for students arriving from the CSUN portal. This
is useful for students as they begin to explore courses and enroll in specific sections. This page organizes the instructional materials
for my classes. Just as SOLAR includes course information for multiple semesters, this page too includes information
for multiple semesters. To the extent possible, the materials linked from this page conform
to the spirit of the OpenCourseWare initiative sparked by the leadership at
MIT. I have a brief CSUN 'faculty app' web page as well. The PDF
materials on this page require the "free" Acrobat Reader.
Current Office Hours
My current (Fall, 2016) office hours are as follows: Mon/Wed 8:30am - 9:30am, Mon/Wed 12:15pm - 1:15pm, Mon 6:00pm - 7:00pm, and Fri 10:45am - 11:45am.
Naturally, I am also available by appointment at a mutually convenient time. Appointments can be arranged via email or via telephone (818-677-4524); however, advisement and other key matters, including
discussions regarding scores, grades, or letters of recommendation only occurs in person in my office (JH4225).
Wayne Smith, Ph.D.
Dept. of Management
18111 Nordhoff St.
N 34° 14' 31"
W -118° 31' 50"
Web page. The individual web page links below point to a section-specific web page that is the "home page" for each
section of a course.
Email. The individual email links below provide an appropriate email subject line for each distinct section. Naturally, you may add a small
amount of information in the email subject line as well. Please ensure that you double-check your writing
both for context and content before you press the "Send" button. In particular, please ensure that
you include your full name. Good communication, especially when conducted via an electronic medium, is a critical success factor
for COBAE student professionals. If you are unsure how to communicate effectively, please read the following document entitled--"How
Successful Student Professionals Communicate Electronically".
Courses: 2017, Summer (Subsequent Semester)
I'll will teach MGT 360 in Session II (first six-week session) and will likely teach BUS 302 in Session III (second six-week session).
Courses: 2017, Spring (Next Semester)
I'll likely teach MGT 360 and BUS 302. I'll probably teach MGT 370 as well. It's possible that I may also teach BUS 497, SOM 120, or UNIV 100.
Courses: 2016, Fall (Current Semester)
BUS 302 (The Gateway Experience), Class #13305, Mon/Wed 9:30am - 10:45am (Mon 8/29 - Wed 12/14, 16 weeks), JH2206, traditional format
BUS 302 (The Gateway Experience), Class #13314, Mon/Wed 11:00am - 12:15pm (Mon 8/29 - Wed 12/14, 16 weeks), JH2206, traditional format
BUS 302 (The Gateway Experience), Class #13600, Mon 7:00pm - 9:45pm (Mon 8/29 - Mon 12/12, 16 weeks), JH2206, traditional format
MGT 360 (Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior), Class #13570, Fri 8:00am - 10:45am (Fri 9/2 - Fri 12/16, 16 weeks), NA101, traditional format
Courses: (Prior Semesters)
- Course Archive - 2016 [ .html ]
- Course Archive - 2015 [ .html ]
- Course Archive - 2014 [ .html ]
- Course Archive - 2013 [ .html ]
- Course Archive - 2012 [ .html ]
- Course Archive - 2011 [ .html ]
- Course Archive - 2010 [ .html ]
- Course Archive - 2009 [ .html ]
- Course Archive - 2008 [ .html ]
- Course Archive - 2007 [ .html ]
- Course Archive - 2006 [ .html ]
BUS 302L Statistics Exam Review
- How Successful Student Professionals Communicate Electronically [ .pdf ] (Wednesday, September 1, 2010)
- Waddell, C. (2015), Basic Prose and Mechanics. [ .pdf ]
- Beason, L. (2001), "Ethos and Error: How Business People React to Errors", College Composition and Communication, 53 (1), Sep., pp. 33-64. [ JSTOR (Arts and Sciences III) ]
- Jabr, F. (2013), "The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens", Scientific American, Apr. 11 [ Scientific American ] [ local mirror (.pdf) ]
- Rhetoric and Composition: A Guide for the College Student [ .pdf ]
- Alley, M., and Neeley, K. (2005), "Rethinking the Design of Presentation Slides: A Case for Sentence Headlines and Visual Evidence", Technical Communication, 52 (4), Nov., pp. 417-426. [ Communication and Mass Media Complete (EBSCOHost) ]
- My Personal Background [ .pdf ] (Wednesday, September 1, 2010)
- My Academic Research Streams [ .pdf ] (Wednesday, September 1, 2010)
- My Teaching Philosophy [ .pdf ] (Wednesday, September 1, 2010)
My Summer Reading
- Allen, M. (2006) Assessing General Education Programs, Anker Publishing Company, Inc.
- American Psychological Association (2013) The Nature of Work: Advances in Psychological Theory, Methods, and Practice (1st ed.), American Psychological Association
- Augier, M., and March, J. (2011) The Roots, Rituals, and Rhetorics of Change: North American Business Schools After the Second World War, Stanford University Press.
- Cuddihy, W. (2009) The Fourth Amendment: Origins and Original Meaning, 602-1791, Oxford University Press.
- Domingos, P. (2015) The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World, Basic Books.
- Friedman, R. (2014) The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace, Perigee.
- Hacker, A. (2016) The Math Myth: And Other STEM Delusions, The New Press.
- Garber, M. (2008) Shakespeare and Modern Culture, Pantheon.
- Janero, R., and Altshuler, T. (2011) The Art of Being Human (10th ed.), Pearson.
- Kahneman, D. (2011) Thinking: Fast and Slow, Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
- Kowalski, D. (ed.) (2012) The Big Bang Theory and Philosophy, Wiley.
- McElreath, R. (2016) Statistical Rethinking: A Bayesian Course with Examples in R and Stan, CRC Press.
- Rawls, J. (1971) A Theory of Justice, Belknap Press (Harvard University)
- Shermis, M., and Burstein, J. (eds.) (2013) Handbook of Automated Essay Evaluation, Routledge.
- Singer, I. (2011) Modes of Creativity: Philosophical Perspectives, MIT Press.
- Tufte, V. (2006) Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style, Graphics Press.
Recommended Student Organizations
Every COBAE student should strongly consider joining the student professional organization aligned with their chosen
major. For example, Management students should join MACSun. Other COBAE student organizations
are available as well.
I endowed a scholarship to business students transferring from Los Angeles City College. Transfer students with all of their
lower-division core classes completed can apply. See (near the bottom of the page): "Wayne Smith Transfer Scholarship".
I have endowed multiple scholarships at Hollywood High School. One is in Math/Computer Science (in honor of Gene Robidoux) and the other is in English (in honor of Harry Major).
On campus, I am part of a loose collection of individuals on campus called the "Transfer Network Group."
Under the leadership of Leroy Geter and Student Affairs, we help students transfer from 2-year institutions.
Transfer students now have dedicated upper-division general education course that are reserved just for them. See: Undergraduate Studies.
In the past, I have been the unofficial videographer for the CSUN Ice Hockey Team.
As part of the Southern California Chapter of the American Statistical Association, I help judge the annual High School AP Statistics poster competition.
I was the host announcer for the annual Canoga Park Memorial Parade for many years.