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HR 434 Compensation Management
Mapes, Nancy E.


SYLLABUS: Compensation Management
Park University, DSCC
Columbus, Ohio

COURSE SYMBOL AND NUMBER: HR 434

COURSE DESCRIPTOR: N/A

COURSE TITLE: Compensation Management

SEMESTER/TERM COURSE BEING TAUGHT: Term V - U3DD 05

NAME OF FACULTY MEMBER: Nancy E. Mapes

TITLE OF FACULTY MEMBER: Senior Instructor

FACULTY OFFICE LOCATION: DSCC Bldg. 11 Room TBA

FACULTY OFFICE HOURS: Anytime

FACULTY TELEPHONE NUMBER: 740-927-1165
FACULTY EMAIL ADDRESS: Bmapes@aol.com

DATES OF THE SEMESTER/TERM: July 4 - July 31, 2005

CLASS SESSION DAYS: Tuesday and Thursday evenings

CLASS SESSION TIME: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

PREREQUISITE(S): NONE
CREDIT HOURS: 3

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 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.

FACULTY’S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY: My philosophy is one of interactiveness and exploration based on lectures, class discussion/exercises and student research.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

1. Identify various components of compensation management.

2. Develop the skills necessary to design and understand a basic compensation program.

3. Understand the role of the compensation manager.

4. Explore facets of the future of compensation management.

COURSE TEXTBOOK(S): Henderson, Richard I. Compensation Management in a Knowledge-Based World. 9th edition. Prentice Hall, 2003.
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ACADEMIC HONESTY: “Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community. Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments. Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park.”

PLAGIARISM: “Plagiarism—the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one’s original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance. Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.”


ATTENDANCE POLICY: Instructors are required to keep attendance records and report absences. The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of “F”. An Incomplete will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student. Reports of F grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for students receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
LATE SUBMISSION OF COURSE MATERIALS: The research paper (see below) is due no later than the last class meeting. Research papers submitted late will not be accepted.
COURSE ASSESSMENT: Readings, class discussions/exercises, 3 examinations, research paper and brief oral presentation.

Research paper - Each student should choose a topic of personal interest related to compensation management and prepare a research paper on that topic. Papers should be at least 8 pages in length (typed, double spaced). The 8 pages does not include title page, table of contents, bibliography, illustrations, or the like. Papers should exhibit an acceptable footnoting/bibliographic style. At least 3 current research sources, other than your textbook, should be used and cited (the textbook may be used, but may not be counted as one of your 3 sources). Papers are due no later than the last class session (July 28). In addition, each student will briefly discuss/summarize his/her paper for the class.

CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT: Please show respect for fellow students and the classroom environment. Please clean up after yourself before leaving the classroom.

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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students 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: www.park.edu/disability.


COURSE TOPICS/DATES/ASSIGNMENTS:

Tuesday July 5 Chapters 1, 2, 3

Thursday July 7 Chapters 4, 5

Tuesday July 12 Chapters 6, 7
Examination #1 covering Chapters 1 - 5

Thursday July 14 Chapters 8, 9, 10

Tuesday July 19 Chapters 11, 12, 13
Examination #2 covering Chapters 6 - 10

Thursday July 21 Chapters 13, 14, 15

Tuesday July 26 Chapters 16, 17, 18

Thursday July 28 Presentation of oral reports (if not done previously)
Final Examination covering Chapters 11 - 18

GRADING PLAN:
90 - 100 = A Exam #1 = 20%
80 - 89 = B Exam #2 = 20%
70 - 79 = C Final Exam = 20%
60 - 69 = D *Research Paper = 25%
Below 60 = F Class Participation = 15%


*Grade for Research Paper based on:
Quality of research/analysis - 20%

Paper organization/flow - 20%
Grammar, spelling, sentence structure - 20%
Adherence to directions - 20%

Oral presentation - 20%