HR 353 Intro to Human Resource Mgmt
S2AA 2008 LC
Allen, Robert E.
Professor of Management and Human Resources
B.S. in Business Administration, SUNY at BuffaloMBA, SUNY at BuffaloPh.D. in Management, SUNY at Buffalo
8002 Corinth Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78413
March 17, 2008 to May 11, 2008
4:45 - 7:25 PM
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Becoming an effective manager involves more than acquiring knowledge about the management of human resources. It also involves the acquisition of attitudes and skills sets needed to effectively perform the wide range of tasks performed by managers in contemporary organizations. Although having a strong knowledge base is essential to managerial success, it is not enough. You also have to have good problem solving skills, verbal and written communications skills, a dedication to high quality work, and the ability to think critically. Therefore, it is part of my responsibility to provide you opportunities to develop these critical skills. I have designed a class that will demand your time and attention. It will push you to work hard and to develop new understanding as well as new skills.
We have a shared interest. Both you and I want you to leave this class better prepared for life, in general, and career success, in particular. I will be thorough in my review of your work and objective in its evaluation. I will be available to you in class, by telephone, or by e-mail. I will come to class prepared so that I won't waste any of your time. I am committed to work hard to ensure that the objectives of the class are met.
As you well know, it takes more than a good professor to have a good class. The commitment of students to the course's success is also necessary. Just like you have expectations of me, I have expectations of you. I expect you to attend class, arrive on time, and to stay for the full amount of time for which it has been scheduled. I expect you to complete reading assignments prior to the class for which they have been assigned. I expect you to be rigorous in your work and thorough when completing class assignments. I expect you to be respectful when dealing with both your classmates and me. I expect you to participate fully in classroom activities. Most of all, I expect you to THINK. Think about the meaning of the readings. Think about assignments and the learning that they have been designed to encourage. Think about what you need to do in order to take full advantage of your college experience. Think about what it means to be a successful manager. You can't take this class on autopilot. To be successful, you need to be fully engaged in the learning process. It is your responsibility to help make this class one of the best in your college experience.
At all times, you must remember that this is an eight-week course. This doesn't mean that we will only cover one-half of the material found in a traditional sixteen-week course. It means that we have to do everything twice as fast. Double time, all of the time.
If you live up to your responsibilities and I live up to mine, we should have a great semester.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business and Management.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Date Topic Reading Assignment
Mar 17 An introduction to HRM Ch. 1
Mar 19 An introduction to HRM Ch. 2 & 3
Mar 24 The legal framework for HRM Ch. 4 & 5
Mar 26 First Exam
Mar 31 Job analysis Ch. 6, 7
Apr 7 Training and development Ch. 9, 10
Apr 9 Performance appraisal Ch. 11
Apr 14 Second exam
Apr 16 Compensation management Ch. 12, 13
Apr 21 Compensation management Second Case Analysis
Apr 23 Employee benefits Ch. 14
Apr 30 Union/management relations Ch. 16
May 5 Union/management relations Ch. 17
May 7 Final Exam
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
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. 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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