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HR 434 Compensation Management
Newman, Pam S.


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

HR 434 Compensation Management

Semester

S2J 2006 IN

Faculty

Newman, Pam S.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Bachelor of Science
Masters of Business Administration
Certified Management Accountant

Office Location

None

Office Hours

None

Daytime Phone

816-729-4390

E-Mail

pam.newman@park.edu

pam@rppc.net

Semester Dates

3/13/06 - 5/7/06

Class Days

-M-----

Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
ISBN: 0-13-149479-1
Compensation Management in a Knowledge-Based World, 10/E

Additional Resources:
To be handed out in class.


Course Description:
A study of compensation theories, policies, systems and practices with emphasis on the design of effective compensation programs.  The course views compensation basically from the employer's point of view.  3:0:3.

Educational Philosophy:
Instructor Newman's educational philosophy is based on using a variety of methods in learning, focusing on the interactive.  Lectures, readings, quizzes, group work, class discussion, examinations, writing, and use of the Internet are significant components of this learning process.  Students will be required to analyze, criticize, and synthesize information learned. Students are encouraged to participate in the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Define the term “compensation management.”
  2. Explain how compensation management can impact employee morale, productivity, and turnover.
  3. Explain how compensation management may influence strategic planning and the development of a sustainable competitive advantage.
  4. Describe the activities included in job analysis.
  5. Identify and describe three alternative sources of information for comparisons of compensation patterns.
  6. Describe how pay for performance functions.
  7. Identify four broad categories of government involvement in compensation systems.
  8. Describe the potential role of unions on compensation.
  9. Design a compensation system for a given situation.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Students will be required to complete all assignments.  Since we will ALL be sharing our educational and work life experiences during this learning process, class attendance and participation are absolutely essential.  Reading, written current event reports, and oral presentation assignments will be the launching point of many class activities. Satisfactory participation in this class may prove difficult if you have not completed the required reading assignments.

Grading:
Current Events               20
Oral Presentations       40
Quizzes/Assignments/Projects/Participation     40
Total points possible      100

A 90 – 100%
B 80 – 89%
C 70 – 79%
D 60 – 69%
F 59 and below

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The instructor will not accept assignments late.  Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of “zero”.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1. Instructor is not responsible for contacting absent students or providing items from missed classes.
2. Be prepared for class.  This means that you have read the assigned readings and are prepared to discuss them.  Quizzes may be given at the beginning of class.  Tardy arrival at class will result in missing the quiz.  Quizzes may not be made up.  This course will consist of class discussion, small group discussion, group work, and lecture.  You are expected to take part in the discussions and group work.  Your in-class participation is evident in your grades through the oral presentations, chapter discussions, etc.  Also, assigned reading will not always be reviewed in class, but examinations will be from both assigned readings and class discussions.
3. No makeup exams will be given unless the student produces a written excuse signed by a doctor (with the doctor's registration number) in the case of illness, or a tow bill from a tow company in the case of car problems.  A written excuse from the campus nurse is acceptable.  The same requirement applies to illness of children.
4. Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive.  Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems.  Printers run out of ink and hard drive crash.  Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology.  Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
5. No late assignments are accepted for any reason without the written excuses designated in #3. Excused absences producing late assignments received more than 1 week from due date are given a 0.
6. Attendance is taken at the beginning and end of class. You must be present at both to receive the participation points in full for the evening along with active participation in class discussions.
7. Extra credit may be given equally to all students at the discretion of the instructor. Do not count on extra credit for your grade.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1    Bring an HR Resource to Discuss in Class and a Newspaper Article about an HR Compensation Related Topic.

Week 2    Current Event #1 Due and Chapter Review
Week 3    Chapter Review
Week 4    Chapter Review and Oral Presentations
Week 5    HR Interview Due and Chapter Review
Week 6    Chapter Review and Current Event #2 Due
Week 7    Chapter Review
Week 8    Final – Oral Presentation
* Surprise quizzes over chapter readings may be given at the discretion of the instructor on any night.
*Chapters for the week should be read and ready for discussion prior to class. Students are responsible for all information in the chapters whether or not the specifics are discussed in class.
*Instructor reserves the right to make changes to the session assignments schedule as needed and students will be notified of such changes in class.

NOTE*More specific details will be provided on the first night of class.

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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