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PA 575 Developing Human Resources
McGregor, Neal L.


Mission Statement: The mission of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Park University is to provide leadership and directions to Park University's graduate and professional programs to assure that they are specialized, scholarly, innovative, and designed to educate students to be creative, independent, and lifelong learners within the context of a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University's School of Graduate and Professional Studies will be an international leader in providing innovative graduate and professional educational opportunities to learners within a global society.

Course

PA 575 Developing Human Resources

Semester

S2P 2006 GS

Faculty

McGregor, Neal L.

Title

Senior Professor

Degrees/Certificates

A. A.  Johnson County Community College Law Enforcement; BS Park University HR/Mgmt., Soc. Psy., CJA
Park University M.A. Religion; University of Missouri M.B.A.
Walden UniversityPh. D. Management and Administration

Daytime Phone

816 881 9191 (Pager)

Other Phone

816 224 4833 (Home)

E-Mail

Neal.Mcgregor@park.edu

scotsman@toto.net

Semester Dates

03/13/06 to 05/07/06

Class Days

-M-----

Class Time

5:45 - 8:15 PM

Credit Hours

2


Textbook:
Berman, E., Bowman, J., West, J., & Van Wart, M. (2006).  Human resource management in public service: Paradoxes, processes, and problems. 2nd. ed. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.


Course Description:
The management of relations between an organization and its work force; substantive issues and current practices in human resource management and development. A critical review of government's role in human resource development programs. Achieving harmony in labor-management relations.

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogues, internet, videos, web sites and writings.  The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe ethical judgments required in HRM.
  2. Delineate the relationships between employee rights, responsibilities, and liabilities.
  3. Explain and illustrate the composition of workforce needs and the environmental issues that create employment trends.
  4. Compare and contrast different training and development strategies.
  5. Describe how job descriptions, employee selection, and performance evaluations are related.
  6. Compare and contrast differences in labor laws between public and private sector organizations.
  7. Outline how HRM may help create an environment that encourages real productivity.
Class Assessment:
Weekly Essay         200
Term Paper           500
Class Participation  300
Weekly Current Issue 100

Grading:
900 to 1000 Points A
800 to 899  Points B
700 to 799  Points C
600 to 699  Points D
Below 600   Points F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Any work submitted late will be penalized 25% per week.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The expectation of the classroom being conducive to learning is valid.  Therefore, students are asked to engage the course text and material in a serious manner.  All outside distractions are to be eliminated if possible, and held to a minimum if not.  Cell phones, pagers, and other electronic devices should be set on silent modes of operation.  No phone conversations are to be conducted during class sessions in the classroom.
There is to be an atmosphere of academic freedom in the classroom.  All students are expected to conduct their selves in a manner that encourages the opinions of others when expressed as a response to course issues.  Issues of race, religion, ethnicity, politics, gender orientation, and other social considerations may be topics for academic discussion, however no discrimination will be tolerated.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Session 1 Expectations
Grading
Introduction to Course and Lecture
Critical Thinking Issues


Session 2 Topic: Chapters 1 and 2
Current Issues
Essays
Class Discussion

Session 3 Topic: Chapters 3 and 4
Current Issues
Essays
Class Discussion


Session 4 Topic: Chapters 5 and 6
Current Issues
Essays
Class Discussion
Draft Paper Due


Session 5 Topic: Chapters 7 and 8
Current Issues
Essays
Class Discussion


Session 6 Topic: Chapters 9 and 10
Current Issues
Essays
Class Discussion


Session 7 Topic: Chapter 11
Current Issues
Essays
Class Discussion


Paper Presentations
Current Issues
Class Discussion

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 Graduate Catalog Page 20-22

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 Graduate Catalog Page 20-22
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
Plagiarism:
Plagiarism —the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one's original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance.  Learners who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their facilitator.

To prevent misunderstanding and error related to the documentation of the term paper, it is important that APA format is used for the papers.  It is important that all students know this format and that assumptions not be made that other formats will do.  In addition, it is best not to cite large blocks of data in the paper.  Rather, it is best to paraphrase and document the information.  Large blocks citations of information do not demonstrate the ability of student to research, understand, and explain the information or the subject.
At the end of each paper, the following notice to readers of the paper must be attached.  This notice is to acknowledge that the student is responsible for all work on the paper.


I have researched and written this term paper in accordance with the policies of Park University and the requirements of the course as described in the course syllabus.  I have not plagiarized, contracted this paper to be written by another, copied or reproduced any or all parts of the paper.

Student's Name:

Date:

Signature: _________________________________________

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 Graduate Catalog Page 23-24

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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