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HR 491 Senior Seminar in Human Resources Development
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 491 Senior Seminar in Human Resources Development

Semester

S2L 2006 WT

Faculty

Negron, Lydia

Daytime Phone

(660) 530-5627

E-Mail

lydia.negron@park.edu

Semester Dates

20 Mar - 14 may 2006

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

4:55 - 7:35 PM

Prerequisites

EN 306

Credit Hours

3


Additional Resources:
Cases will be provided.


Course Description:
This course is intended to integrate concepts and techniques from the Human Resources curriculum into a   framework of applied programs.  This course is designed for the advanced student and will give the student an opportunity to investigate and synthesize various concepts of Human Resources management and to relate them to 'real world' situations.  Pre-requisite:  :  EN306B.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The students will gain a thorough understanding of all aspects of human resources.  Strong emphasis on labor relations, motivational theories, communication skills and development theories.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify three characteristics of learning organizations.
  2. Explain how an organization's human resources can contribute to the competitive advantage, fulfillment of the mission, and getting things done.
  3. List three potential barriers organizations encountering their attempts to change their use of HRM.
  4. Describe how changing demographics, in our population, are impacting the compensation packages and the expectations of employees.
  5. Describe three challenges HR has facing diversity in the work place.
  6. Describe two frustrations expressed by current applicants for entry-level positions in organizations.
  7. Identify at least five competencies for HR professionals.


Core Assessment:


Class Assessment:
Case presentations, two exams( one midterm case due class day 8 and one final case due class day 15 ), group cases and indivdual case presentations.

Grading:
12 GPC @ 20 Pts                  240pts
05 HWC @ 10 Pts                   50pts
02 Exams @ 30Pts                  60pts
Learning outcome exercise        100pts

Total Points                     450pts

Grade Breakdown:

425-450pts            A
400-424pts            B
360-399pts            C
300-359pts            D
299-below             F

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

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

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Day 1 - Course overview/Group formation

Day 2 - GPC discussions on Cases 1&2

Day 3 - Presentation of GPC cases 1&2

Day 4 - HWC 3 due Discuss GPC cases 4,5

Day 5 - Presentation of GPC cases 4,5

Day 6 - HWC 7 due/Discuss GPC 8,9

Day 7 - Presentation of GPC cases 8,9

Day 8 - Midterm exam case due (10)/Discuss GPC cases 11,12

Day 9 - Presentation of GPC cases 11,12

Day 10 - HWC 13 due / Discuss GPC cases 14,15

Day 11 - Presentation of GPC Cases 14,15

Day 12 - HWC 16 due/Discuss GPC cases 17,18

Day 13 - Presentation of GPC cases 17,18

Day 14 - HWC 19 due

Day 15 - Final exam case due (20)

Day 16 - HWC 21 and learning outcome exercise due/feedback

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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