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HR 434 Compensation Management
Negron, Lydia


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 S1L2006
Faculty Negron, Lydia
Title Academic Director/Adjunct Faculty
Office Location Whiteman Campus
Other Phone 660.530.5627
E-Mail lydia.negron@park.edu
Semester Dates 09 Jan - 05 Mar 2006
Class Days -M-W---
Class Time 4:55 - 7:35 PM
Credit Hours 3

Textbook:
Compensation Management in a Knowledge-Based World, Richard Henderson, 10th Ed.  Prentice Hall 0-13-008115-9

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
Internet, Professional Journals and Periodicals.

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:
The student will gain a thorough understaning of Compensation Management.  They will be provided an opportunity to develop the skills necessary to design and understand a basic compensation program for an organization.  Students will learn compensation strategies from a variety of business, manufactoring and service organizations.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the term, students will be able to:
A. Define compensation management
B. Describe compensation management functions
C. Examine the influence compensation has on motivation
D. Analyze the influence compensation has on employee behavior
E. Identify the primary concepts of compensation management
F. Illustrate and recognize job content and job worth
G. Research and compose critical analysis on chapter articles
H. Deliver an oral presenation on a chapter article analysis

Course Assessment:
Lecture, group discussions, presentations, classroom activities, journal articles and two exams.

Grading:
Completion of all coursework, group presentations, homework cases, assigned readings and two exams.

Grade Breakdown:
Journal articles                 17@10pts       170pts
Exams                             2@50pts       100pts
Attendance/Participation         16@2.5pts       40pts
Oral Presentation                 1@15pts        15pts

Total points                                    325pts

Point/Grade assignment:
325-300pts           A
299-275pts           B
274-225pts           C
224-220pts           D
199pts - below       F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Missed work must be made up with term.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Class attendance and participation is expected and is part of the grade.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Day 1 - Introduction and Course overview

Day 2 - Chapters 1,2

Day 3 - Chapters 3,4

Day 4 - Chapters 5,6

Day 5 - Chapters 7,8

Day 6 - Chapter 9/Exam review

Day 7 - Exam 1 Chps 1-9

Day 8 - Chapter 10/ Feedback on Exam 1

Day 9 - Chapters 10,11

Day 10- Chapters 11,12

Day 11- Chapters 12,13

Day 12- Chapters 14,15

Day 13- Chapters 16,17

Day 14- Chapter 18/Exam 2 Review/Journal due

Day 15- Exam 2 Chps 10-18

Day 16- Course feedback session

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.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100


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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