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Course Informati ion MAS 6V01.PI1 48 862 Legal Consideratio in Project Management l ons t Fall 2010 2

Profe essor Contact Information t jimszot@utd James Szot s dallas.edu (in nstructor of re ecord) Rick Joosten J r.joosten@ti i.com Larry Bassuk l-bassuk@ti i.com

quisites, and/or Other Res strictions Course Pre-requisites, Co-req OPRE E6271

Course Descriptio on This course provid an overvie of legal iss c des ew sues encounte ered during th life of a pro he oject. Include ed are di iscussions of civil and crim c minal law; inte ellectual prop perty consider rations; and O OSHA, safety y, enviro onmental and real estate la d aw. Delivery is via thre online lear ee rning modules with accomp s panying onlin quizzes sup ne pplemented b by an on-campus mod during th project man dule he nagement cor phase endin retreat. re ng

Stude Learning Objectives/O ent g Outcomes Stude will demo ents onstrate the ab bility to recal and apply k concepts r ll key related to lega issues al encou untered during the life of a project. g

uired Textboo and Materials oks Requ All materials neede to prepare for the quizz are deliver via the on m ed zes red nline learning management t system m.

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Assignments & Academic Ca s alendar Title/Date
Mo odule 1: Ov verview of Legal Sy ystem

Overview
This module provides a general l discussion of legal issues f including com mmon law, statutes s, civil law, court organization, s commissions and authorities, regulations, constitutional law, c civil and crim minal litigation, reporter system, Statute of a Limitations, and Statute of Frauds.

Objectives s
The student will be able to discus the key aspects w ss of  Torts, including intentional a acts, negligence, and strict/ /products liability  Contracts including formatio consideration, s, on, third-party agreement, assig y gnment, conditions, and dama ages for breach  Property, including real, pers sonal, purchase ransactions, and and sale, leasing, secured tr gifts  Uniform Commercial Code, including sales, C leases of personal property, negotiable nts, instrumen bank deposits, fund transfers, letters of credit, bulk sales, w warehouse receipts, investment securities, and secured ons transactio The student will be able to descr w ribe the intellectual property consi iderations and key actions required to o protect the rights of intellectual p property owners including: p physical security  Setting up and maintaining p  Obtaining agreements with e g employees to maintain secrets s  Marking documents propriet d tary  Providing education on rules and procedures s The student will be able to discus the key aspects w ss of  Real esta law, including th basics of ate he transactio such as the pur ons rchase or sale of property and facilities; the le a easing or subleasin of facilities; ease ng ement and license rights; and some of the primary issues in construction contracting afety law, including an overview of  OSHA/sa certain ke OSHA standards and the General ey s Duty Clau use; and a review o what to expect of and how to be prepared for a OSHA t an inspection n  Environm mental law, including a brief review of g the ADA; Superfund and cle eanup liability; operating environmental permits and o ents; and spills, law wsuits and potentiall requireme criminal liability. Page 2   

Assignments
Review the online materials e Listen to th recorded presen he ntation Complete o online quiz with a s score of 70% or greater

Mo odule 2: Int tellectual Property y Co onsiderations

y This module discusses property rights, focusing on patents, trademarks, copyrights, and s. trade secrets

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Review the online materials e Listen to th recorded presen he ntation Complete o online quiz with a s score of 70% or greater

Mo odule 3: Re Estate, eal En nvironmental, Safe ety, and OSHA

This module provides project ith managers wi a basic understandin of those aspects ng s of real estate safety, and e, environmenta laws and al regulations most likely to impac m ct their assignm ments.

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Review the online materials e Listen to th recorded presen he ntation Complete o online quiz with a s score of 70% or greater

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Title/Date
Su upplemental topics s arry Bassuk La Ric Joosten ck Fe ebruary 2 AM

Overview
This session is held as part of the project management core m phase ending retreat to provide g e supplementa content and the al opportunity fo live Q&A with the or e faculty.

Objectives s

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Grad ding Policy
All qu uizzes must be completed on BlackBoard Assignments by midnight of th due date list You must B he ted. pass each quiz with a minimum sco of 70%. Mu ore ultiple attempt are permitted Your grade w be ts d. will determ mined by a weighted combina ation of the qui scores: iz 90 <= A 80 <= B < 90 9 70 <= C < 80 8 00 <= F < 70 7 If you do not find a link, e-mail Da Wurmstein [wurm@utdal l ave n llas.edu], Debb Samac bie [debbi ie@utdallas.ed and Jim Szo [jimszot@ut du] ot tdallas.edu]. ssignments As Quiz 1 Quiz 2 Quiz 3 Module Over rview of Lega al Sy ystem (#1) Intelle ectual Propert ty Considerations (#2 2) Real Estate, Environ nmental, Safe ety, and OSHA (#3) d Perce entage 3% 33 34 4% 33 3% Type Ind dividual Ind dividual Ind dividual Due Date F February 1 F February 1 F February 1

nical Suppor rt Techn
For assistan with BlackB nce Board, Ellumin nate, and other Project Mana r agement Progra technology am issues, e-ma Dave Wurm ail mstein [wurm@ @utdallas.edu] and Debbie Sa amac [debbie@ @utdallas.edu]. If you experience any prob blems with you UTD accoun you may sen an email to ur nt nd assist@utda allas.edu or cal the UTD Com ll mputer Helpde at 972-883esk -2911. Do not contact the t UTD Comp puter Helpdes for question about or pr sk ns roblems with B Blackboard or Elluminate. They canno help you – th ot hese products are supported b the Project M a by Management P Program.

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Unive ersity Policie es Stude Conduct & Discipline ent e
The Univer rsity of Texas System and The University of Texas at Dall have rules a regulations S f las and s for the orde and efficien conduct of their business. It is the respo erly nt t onsibility of eac student and ch each studen organization to be knowled nt dgeable about t rules and re the egulations whic govern ch student con nduct and activi ities. General information on student condu and discipli is contained i n uct ine d in the UTD printed public cation, A to Z Guide, which is provided to a registered stu G s all udents each academic year. rsity of Texas at Dallas admin a nisters student discipline with the procedu of hin ures The Univer recognized and established due process. Procedures are defined and d e described in th Rules and he Regulations Series 50000 Board of Reg s, 0, gents, The Univ versity of Texa System, and in Title V, as g Rules on St tudent Services and Activities of the univers s s sity’s Handboo of Operating ok Procedures Copies of these rules and regulations are available to stu s. udents in the O Office of the Dean of Stu udents, where staff members are available to assist studen in interpretin the rules an s o nts ng nd regulations (SU 1.602, 972/883-6391) an online at nd http://www.utdallas.edu/ju udicialaffairs/U UTDJudicialAf ffairs-HOPV.h html A student at the university neither loses the rights nor e y escapes the res sponsibilities o of citizenship. He or she is expected to obe federal, stat and local law as well as th Regents’ e ey te, ws the Rules, university regulatio and admin ons, nistrative rules. Students are subject to disc . cipline for violating th standards of conduct wheth such condu takes place on or off camp or whether he her uct pus, r civil or crim minal penalties are also impos for such co sed onduct.

Academic Integrity
The faculty expects from its students a high level of re y h esponsibility an academic ho nd onesty. Because the value of an academic degree depends upon the abso f d olute integrity of the work do by the one student for that degree, it is imperative th a student d hat demonstrate a h high standard o individual of honor in his or her scholas work. s stic Scholastic Dishonesty, an student who commits an ac of scholastic dishonesty is subject to D ny ct c discipline. Scholastic dish S honesty include but is not lim es mited to cheatin plagiarism, collusion, the ng, , e submission for credit of an work or ma ny aterials that are attributable in whole or in part to another e n person, taki an examina ing ation for anothe person, any act designed to give unfair a er o advantage to a student or th attempt to commit such ac he c cts. Plagiarism, especially from the web, from portions of p m papers for othe classes, and from any other er source is un nacceptable and will be dealt with under the university’s p d e policy on plagi iarism (see general cata alog for details This course will use the re s). e esources of turn rnitin.com, whi searches th ich he web for pos ssible plagiarism and is over 90% effective. 9 .

yright Notice Copy
The copyrig law of the United States (Title 17, Unite States Code governs the m ght U ( ed e) making of photocopies or other repro s oductions of co opyrighted mat terials, includin music and s ng software. Copying, di isplaying, repro oducing, or dis stributing copy yrighted works may infringe t copyright the owner’s rig and such in ghts nfringement is subject to appr ropriate disciplinary action a well as as criminal pen nalties provide by federal la Usage of su material is only appropri when that ed aw. uch s iate usage const titutes “fair use under the Co e” opyright Act. A a UT Dallas student, you a required to As s are follow the institution’s copyright policy (Policy Memo i orandum 84-I.3 3-46). For more information about the fa use exempti see http://w air ion, www.utsystem m.edu/ogc/intell lectualproperty y/copypol2.htm m

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Emai Use il
The Univer rsity of Texas at Dallas recogn a nizes the value and efficiency of communic e y cation between n faculty/staff and students through electro mail. At th same time, email raises so issues ff onic he ome concerning security and th identity of each individual in an email ex he e l xchange. The u university udent email cor rrespondence b sent only to a student’s U.T Dallas email be T. l encourages all official stu address and that faculty an staff consid email from students offici only if it ori d nd der ial iginates from a UTD studen account. Thi allows the un nt is niversity to ma aintain a high d degree of confi idence in the identity of all individual corresponding and the securit of the transm a c a ty mitted informat tion. UTD furnishes ea student wit a free email account that is to be used in all communica ach th s ation with university personnel. The Department of Information R p f Resources at U Dallas prov U.T. vides a method d for students to have their U.T. Dallas ma forwarded t other accoun s U ail to nts.

Withdrawal from Class m
The administration of this institution has set deadlines for withdrawa of any colleg s s al ge-level course es. These dates and times are published in th semester's course catalog Administratio procedures s hat g. on must be foll lowed. It is the student's resp e ponsibility to ha andle withdraw requiremen from any wal nts class. In oth words, I can her nnot drop or withdraw any st w tudent. You mu do the prop paperwork ust per to ensure th you will not receive a fina grade of "F" in a course if y choose not to attend the hat t al you t class once you are enrolle y ed.

Stude Grievanc Procedure ent ce es
Procedures for student gri ievances are fo ound in Title V Rules on Stud Services a Activities, V, dent and of the unive ersity’s Handbo of Operati Procedures ook ing s. In attemptin to resolve an student grie ng ny evance regardin grades, eval ng luations, or oth fulfillments her s of academic responsibility it is the oblig c y, gation of the st tudent first to m make a serious effort to resolve the matter with the instructor, su e upervisor, admi inistrator, or co ommittee with whom the grievance originates (here o eafter called “th respondent” Individual f he ”). faculty membe retain ers primary responsibility for assigning grad and evalua des ations. If the m matter cannot be resolved at e that level, th grievance must be submitt in writing t the responde with a copy of the he m ted to ent y respondent’ School Dean If the matter is not resolve by the writte response pro ’s n. r ed en ovided by the respondent, the student may submit a wr , ritten appeal to the School De o ean. If the grie evance is not resolved by the School De y ean’s decision, the student ma make a writ appeal to t Dean of ay tten the cademic Graduate or Undergraduat Education, and the deal wi appoint and convene an Ac r te a ill Appeals Pan The decis nel. sion of the Aca ademic Appeals Panel is final The results o the academic s l. of c appeals process will be distributed to all involved parti l ies. Copies of th hese rules and regulations are available to s e students in the Office of the D Dean of Students, where staff mem w mbers are available to assist s students in interpreting the ru and ules regulations. .

Incom mplete Grade Policy e
As per univ versity policy, incomplete gra i ades will be gra anted only for w work unavoida ably missed at the semeste end and on if 70% of th course work has been com er’s nly he k mpleted. An inc complete grade e must be resolved within eight (8) weeks from the first day of the subsequent long s semester. If the e required wo to complete the course an to remove th incomplete g ork e nd he grade is not sub bmitted by the e specified de eadline, the inc complete grade is changed au e utomatically to a grade of F.

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Disab bility Service es
The goal of Disability Ser f rvices is to prov students w disabilitie educational o vide with es opportunities equal to tho of their non ose n-disabled peer Disability S rs. Services is loca in room 1. ated .610 in the Student Union. Office ho are Monda and Thursda 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Tu ours ay ay, o uesday and Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and Friday, 8:30 a y, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m m. The contact information for the Office of Disability Se t fo o ervices is: The Univer rsity of Texas at Dallas, SU 22 a PO Box 830 0688 Richardson, Texas 75083-0688 (972) 883-2 2098 (voice or TTY) disabilityservice@utdallas s.edu If you antic cipate issues rel lated to the for rmat or require ements of this c course, please m with the meet Coordinator of Disability Services. The Coordinator is available to d r s discuss ways to ensure your o full particip pation in the co ourse. If you de etermine that fo ormal, disabilit ty-related acco ommodations are necessar it is very im ry, mportant that you be registere with Disabil Services to notify them o ed lity o of your eligibi ility for reasonable accommodations. Disab bility Services can then plan how best to coordinate your accommo y odations. It is the stud dent’s responsi ibility to notify his or her pro y ofessors of the need for such a an accommoda ation. Disability Services pro ovides students with letters to present to fac s o culty members to verify tha the student has a disability and needs acc at h y commodations. Individuals r . requiring specia al accommoda ation should co ontact the profe essor after clas or during off hours. ss fice

Religious Holy Da ays
The Univer rsity of Texas at Dallas will excuse a stude from class or other requir activities fo a e ent red for the travel to and observa ance of a religi ious holy day for a religion whose places of worship a n s are exempt from property tax under Section 11.20, Tax Co Texas Cod Annotated. m n ode, de The student is encouraged to notify the instructor or ac t d ctivity sponsor as soon as po r ossible regardin ng the absence preferably in advance of th assignment. The student, so excused, wi be allowed to e, n he ill take the ex xam or comple the assignm ete ment within a reasonable tim after the ab me bsence: a perio od equal to the length of the absence, up to a maximum of one week A student w notifies th e e m k. who he instructor and completes any missed exa or assignm a am ment may not be penalized for the absence. A r student who fails to comp o plete the exam or assignment within the pr t rescribed period may receive a e failing grad for that exam or assignmen de m nt. If a student or an instruc t ctor disagrees about the natu of the abs ure sence [i.e., for the purpose o r of observing a religious holy day] or if there is similar d y disagreement a about whether the student ha r as been given a reasonable time to comp plete any miss ed assignment or examinat ts tions, either th he student or the instructor may request a ruling from the chief executiv officer of th institution, o t m r e ve he or his or her designee. The chief executive officer or des d c e signee must ta into accoun the legislativ ake nt ve intent of TE 51.911(b), and the stude and instruc EC , ent ctor will abide by the decision of the chief e executive officer or design nee.

Th hese descripti ions and time elines are sub bject to chang at the disc ge cretion of the Professor.

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