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CA 321 Interpersonal Conflict Solution
Rasmussen, Leah J.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

CA 321 Interpersonal Conflict Solution

Semester

S1J 2006 IN

Faculty

Rasmussen, Leah J

Title

Human Resources Manager/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

M.A. Human Resources Development
PHR Certified
Adjunct Instructor Certification

Office Location

by appointment

Office Hours

by appointment

Daytime Phone

816 448-7318 - work

Other Phone

816 853-5762 - cell

E-Mail

leah.rasmussen@park.edu

leah.rasmussen@ge.com

yorkiemother@kc.rr.com

Semester Dates

January 9 - March 12 2006

Class Days

--T----

Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Roxane S. Lulofs and Dudley, D. Cahn - Conflict: From Theory to Action, 2nd edition - Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon, 2000.  ISBN: 0205290302.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore


Course Description:
Presents various strategies for dealing with conflict in a positive manner.  Emphasizes the development and practice of skills of listening, assertiveness, problem solving, conflict management, and mediation.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Respect opinions of others.  Be open to new ideas and perspectives.  My role is to encourage critical thinking through lecture, discussion, class participation, group assignments, and research.  Class participation and engagement in subject matter is expected and encouraged.  Have fun!

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Recognize the elements of effective communication strategies.
Class Assessment:
Attendance: 5 x 8 classes                       40 points
Participation: 20 x 8 classes                  160 points
Weekly journal entry 10 x 8 classes             80 points
Application/case study analysis 30 x 8 classes 240 points
Research paper                                 200 points
Presentation                                    80 points
Final Examination                              200 points
                                             1000 total

Grading:
Grading Scale:
900-1000 points = A
800-899 points =  B
700-799 points =  C
600-699 points =  D
0-599 points =    F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Unexcused late assignments will lose one letter grade after the agreed upon deadline and an additional letter grade each week thereafter.  

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Out of respect and courtesy to the instructor and other students, cell phones and pagers must be turned off or on vibrate mode.  Faculty members are expected to dismiss from their classrooms students whose behavior is detrimental to good order in the classroom.  Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the use of abusive or obscene language, attending class under the influence of drugs of alcohol.  Observe the Golden Rule at all times.  

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
1/10/06  Course overview.Lecture: Chapters 1-3; group work.
1/17/06  Lecture: Chapters 4-6; group work
1/24/06  Lecture: Chapters 7-9; group work
1/31/06  Lecture: Chapters 10-11; group work
2/7/06   Lecture: Chapters 12-14; group work
2/14/06  Lecture: Chapters 15-16; group work
2/21/06  Final exam review; presentations
2/28/06  Final comprehensive exam

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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