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HR 434 Compensation Management
Bennett, Alvoid R.


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

S2SS 2006 RA

Faculty

Tavares, Richard S.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Master of Arts in Human Resources Development
Master of Arts in Management
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Office Location

Randolph Campus Center

Office Hours

By phone or email

Daytime Phone

(210) 213-7438

Other Phone

(210) 930-4228

E-Mail

richard.tavares@park.edu

richard.tavares@twcable.com

Semester Dates

March 14 - May 4, 2006

Class Days

Tuesday - Thursday

Class Time

7:40 - 10:20 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Compensation Management, in a Knowledge-Based World, Henderson, 10th Edition, Prentice Hall

Additional Resources:
Randolph Library
San Antonio Library


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 instructor believes in the Socratic Method, i.e., learning through self-discovery.  This is facilitated by the student reading the requisite text, applying their relevant experiences, examinations, writings, presentations, and the on-going dialogue of the student and instructor.

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.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. 1.  Appreciate the vital role compensation management plays in the success of an organization.
  2. 2.  Understand the elements required of compensation management to retain employees and reducing the cost of employee turn-over.
  3. 3.  Analyze a compensation program that is a significant role in hiring new personnel.
  4. 4.  Design and understand a compensation program that contributes to the organization
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Students will read all class material prior to coming to class and be prepared to participate in class discussion.  Each student will be required to present to the class, material obtained from an outside source, as it pertains to the chapter being reviewed.  There will be two examinations, a five page paper (APA style), and a presentation of the paper are the requisite graded activities.

Grading:
Midterm/Final Examinations = 100 points each
Paper = 75 points
Presentation = 75 points
Participation = 50 points

360 - 400 = A
320 - 359 = B
280 - 319 = C
240 - 279 = D
240 and below = F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late assignments will be lowered by 5 points, and examinations will be lowered by 10 points each.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to attend all classes, to include those that are rescheduled.  You are expected to arrive on time and stay during the entire class.  The instructor will be notified in advance, either by phone or e-mail, if you are unable to attend.  Five class participation points will be deducted for each unexcused absence.  More than three unexcused absences are deemed excessive and will result in an Involuntary Withdrawal and a failing grade.  Make-up examinations are permitted only for excused absences.  Communication devices will be turned off during 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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Date

Assignments Remarks
March 14 Chapter 1
March 16 Chapter 2
March 21 Chapter 3 Select Paper and Presentation Topic
March 23 Chapter 4
March 28 Chapters 5 & 6
March 30 Chapters 7 & 8
April 4 Mid-term Examination Good Luck!
April 6 Chapters 9 & 10
April 11 Chapters 11 & 12
April 13 Chapters 13 & 14
April 18 Chapters 15 & 16
April 20 Chapters 17 & 18
April 25 Final Examination Good Luck!
April 27 Begin Presentation
May 2 Continue Presentation
May 4 Continue Presentation
May 9 Wrap-up THANK YOU!

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