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HR 491 Senior Seminar in Human Resources Development
Curtis, Ronald J.


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 FIH05
Faculty Curtis, Ronald J.
Title Senior Professor
Degrees/Certificates Ed.D., M.S., B.S.
Office Location Bldg. 596, Rm. 212, MCAS Beaufort
Office Hours Mon.-Fri.10 A.M.-3 P.M.
Daytime Phone 843-228-7052
Other Phone 843-522-9123
E-Mail beau@park.edu
Semester Dates 10/24-12/18/05
Class Days TBA (Individualized Instruction)
Class Time TBA (Individualized Instruction)
Prequisites EN306B. Completion of all HR core courses desired
Credit Hours 3

Textbook:
None. Materials will be provided by the professor.

Additional Resources:
All textbooks used in HR core courses.

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 student will be involved in active learning consisting of classroom academics, research, writing, oral interaction with the professor and other students, and examinations, all aimed at the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
-Identify three characteristics of learning organizations.
-Explain how an organization's HR can contribute to the competitive advantage, fulfillment of mission and getting things done.
-List three potential barriers organizations encounter in their attempts to change in their use of HR.
-Describe how changing demographics in our population are impacting the benefit packages and expectations of employees.
-Describe three challenges for white males facing more diversity in the work place.
-Describe two frustrations expressed by current applicants for entry-level positions in organizations.

Course Assessment:
Typewritten double spaced answers to each case study along with an oral discussion of the key points in the case and a final examination.

Grading:
Cases 1-7=11% each (77% total).
Case 8/final examination=23%.

Excellent=A
Very good=B
Good=C
Below average=D
Unsatisfactory=F

Late:
Written case reports are due to the professor by 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday each week during the term. Late reports will receive appropriately lowered grades.

Conduct:
Students will have completed all assignments prior to the session in which they are due and be on-time for all classes.

Class Activities Assignments/topics covered Tests
Meeting - 1 Case 1 Job analysis and HR planning.
Meeting - 2 Case 2 Equal employment opportunities.
Meeting - 3 Case 3 Staffing, entry, orientation, and placement.
Meeting - 4 Case 4 Performance appraisal.
Meeting - 5 Case 5 Management development.
Meeting - 6 Case 6 Managing problem employees.
Meeting - 7 Case 7 Employee discharge.
Meeting - 8 Case 8 Compensation and benefits. Final examination

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 Undergradute Catalog
Page 101
Academic dishonesty will result in a failing grade for this course and may result in expulsion from the University.

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
Plagiarism will result in a failing grade for this course and may result in expulsion from the Univesity.

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 Undergradute 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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