Course Description: Considersations of the development, legal environment, and corrent problems of the industrial relations system. Emphasis is placed on thhistorical evolution of both the union movement and the legislative system that shapes its activities.
Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites, and writings.
Learning Outcomes:1. Understand the purpose and activities of the organized labor movement and its effects on the management process and management decision making.
2. Discuss the laws affecting the labor management relation and the impact of legislation on the disputes through mediation, arbitration, and the courts.
3. Be prepared to have a proper foundation to function in the complex industrial relations arena.
4. Define and understand the positions of management and labor on specific issues and how these differences impact employee objectives as well as the organization's competitive position and profit goals.
5. Apply and use tools to recognize those issues, which will be easily negotiable as well as those which may become impasses.
6. Apply collective bargaining and grievance resolution procedures.
Course Assessment: 1. Completion of all READING ASSIGNMENTS.
2. Participation in CLASS DISCUSSIONS.
3. Participation in and completion & presentation of a GROUP PROJECT.
4. Completion and presentation of TWO COURSE RELATED ARTICLES selected by the student to lead class discussion & SUBMISSION OF A 1-2 PAGE SUMMARY of its contents including the student's personal opinion.
5. Selection and submission of a TERM PAPER TOPIC approved by the instructor.
6. Completion, presentation, and timely submission of a TERM PAPER on the approved topic (8-10 pages).
7. Pass a MIDTERM EXAM and a Final Exam.
Grading: The student's final course grade will be based on a 100 POINT SCALE distributed as follows:
GROUP PROJECT..............20 pts.
TWO ARTICLES...............10 pts.(5 pts.ea.)
TERM PAPER & PRES..........25 pts.
MIDTERM EXAM...............20 pts.
FINAL EXAM.................25 pts.
The method of evaluating the TOTAL POINTS EARNED and GRADES AWARDED will be according to the following scale:
90 - 100 pts. = A
80 - 89 pts. = B
70 - 79 pts. = C
60 - 69 pts. = D
59 pts.or less= F
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of "0" unless otherwised arranged with the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: 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 or alcohol, etc. Students who are dismissed from class may be given failing grades, suspension, or expulsion from Park University. Students whose behavior, either verbal or written, is detrimental to the good order of Park University may be subject to disciplinary action ranging from suspension to expulsion from Park university. Students who exhibit abusive or obscene language or behavior toward administrative personnel or support staff are also subject to suspension or expulsion from Park University.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: DUE TO THE TWO MONDAY HOLIDAYS THIS TERM, TWO OF OUR SESSIONS WILL BE DETERMINED AT OUR FIRST SESSION ON MONDAY JUNE 6th. THERE WILL BE NO CLASS SESSIONS ON MON.,MAY 30th and MON.,JULY 4th.
1ST SESSION - "Introduction and Orientation to Course", Chapters 1-2.
2ND SESSION - "American Labor Movement" and Art. Pres.,Chapters 3-5.
3RD SESSION - "Labor-Management Relations" and Art. Pres., Chapters 6-8.
4TH SESSION - "Union Organization & Representation" and Art. Pres., Chapters 9-11.
5TH SESSION - "MIDTERM EXAM" (Review Chapters 1-11, Lecture Notes, & Handouts) and "The Negotiations Process", Chapters 12-13.
6TH SESSION - "Strikes and Dispute Settlement" and Term Paper Pres., Chapters 14-16.
7TH SESSION - "Rights of Mgt., Unions, & Employees and Wages/Benefits" and Term Paper Pres., Chapters 17-19.
8TH SESSION - "Grievances, Arbitration, & Employee Disciplinary Action" and Term Paper Pres., Chapters 20-22.
9TH SESSION - "Group Project Presentations" and "FINAL EXAM"(Review Chapters 12-22, Lecture Notes,& Handouts).
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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
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Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100
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