SIMULATION SUBJECT:


THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY OF CHINA, INDIA, MALAYSIA AND THAILAND: COMPETITIVE AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT ISSUES.




FACULTY INFORMATION:

The three main pedagogical goals of the simulation are:

  1. to familiarize students and faculty with team work and develop the required collaborative and leadership skills,
  2. introduce students to the process of international business negotiation simulation for technology management - in this particular case in the automobile industry,
  3. familiarize students and faculty with the current computer based long distance learning technologies, the virtual class room, conferences, etc.

The wholehearted participation in this project of all faculty is an essential ingredient for the success of the simulation.

THE ROLE OF THE FACULTY TEAM LEADER (FTL):

The FTL is the student team's guide, instructor, motivator, and major cheer leader. Prior to and during simulation he/she should instruct the students in the dynamics of team work, arbitrate team conflicts if they appear, help students smoothly adjust to team work.

The main role of the FTL during the simulation is to: make sure the team did its research and prepared its positions and negotiation strategy. The FTL should encourage brain storming discussions to help students understand and appreciate the complexities of the business international negotiation process.

As part of the simulation faculty team, the FTL has to communicate often (e-mail, phone, etc.) with the FTLs of the other teams and the Simulation Lead Team (SLT). Good communications among all participants are essential for a successful simulation.

The full logistic support of each college in the areas of: simulation space, computer facilities, software, research materials, foreign language help, etc. are extremely important for a good team participation.

SUGGESTED MILESTONE RELATED ACTIVITIES:

A) Before simulation start: (September 5 - October 14, 1996)



B) During the simulation: (October 14 - November 22, 1996)



C) During feedback and simulation closing: (November 22 - December 09, 1996)

Although all the above might seem quite a bit of work, FTLs participating in similar previous simulations (i.e: the ICONS project) have experienced a great deal of satisfaction in helping create a new learning experience, interfacing on a multi-university project, seeing their students highly motivated and learning so much. The GLOBETECH II simulation is no exception.


THE FEEDBACK PROCESS:

The feedback process, the analysis, synthesis, and dissemination of the pedagogical information gathered during the simulation represents an integral part of GLOBETECH. At the end of the simulation, both FTLs and students should complete their questionnaires, feel free to provide any additional comments, and forward their answers to the SLT by December 9, 1996.

Based on this input, a report regarding the simulation will be written by Cooper Union in the January 1997. The report and any available simulation multimedia exhibits will be made available to all GLOBETECH II participants and the Gateway Coalition members, to serve as a learning platform for similar future projects.

THE FIVE TIER RATING SYSTEM:

This is the system employed for making the peer evaluations for the team projects. It was developed by the United States Air Force. Each student is given a task or area of responsibility as his/her contribution to the completed project. Tasks or areas of responsibility may be changed during the duration of the project, if needed. The peers evaluate each other on how well they have performed in that particular task. The five levels of evaluation are: Outstanding, Excellent, Satisfactory, Marginal, and Unsatisfactory. The criteria for achievement at each of these levels is as follows:

Outstanding:

Excellent:

Marginal:

Unsatisfactory:


Note: Your postings will appear in the Faculty Team email only.

FORM # 1: PROJECT TEAM EVALUATION

FORM # 2: STUDENT'S SIMULATION EVALUATION

FORM # 3: FACULTY SIMULATION EVALUATION


Copyright 1996, Roxanne Jacoby Designed and Maintained by Zan Kuang.