FS1822: Time Planning and Management

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 15, Max 30.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this module will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 16hr(s) Lectures; 30hr(s) Other (worked examples); 10hr(s) Other (discussions); 10hr(s) Other (games); 20hr(s) Other (self-reflection); 20hr(s) Other (action planning)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Joanne Uí Chrualaoich, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Food Industry Training Unit.
Module Objective: To introduce participants to the key topics of effective time management including both micro and macro perspectives of both the individual productivity and business performance.
Module Content: Monitoring time usage and creating and saving time. Effective organisation. Personal working rhythms. Delegation, Eisenhower matrices and prioritization. Time planning. The functions, roles and employee time records.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Identify their peresonal working rhythm and how to maximise time usage efficiency.
  • Create effective time charts.
  • Implement prioritization techniques.
  • Run timely meetings.
  • Reduce procrastination.
  • Decide between different time usages.
  • Analyse time matrices within the organisation.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (In-class assignment, 20 marks; 1,000 word development and demonstrated implementation of an action plan, 60 marks; 1,000 word reflective log, 20 marks).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Application project and reflective log.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Module Coordinator).

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