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HR 491 SrSem in Human Resources Mgmt
Davis, Christian


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 SrSem in Human Resources Mgmt

Semester

U1T 2008 DLB

Faculty

Davis, Christian

Title

Senior Professor/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MBA, Certificaton Programming, ISO Lead Auditor, ISO Internal Auditor

Office Location

Washington, DC

Office Hours

Do not call after 2000 hrs EST

Daytime Phone

703 543-8289

Other Phone

Fax 703 637-0006

E-Mail

christian.davis@park.edu

christian_99@yahoo.com

christian.davis@historicaldigging.com

Web Page

http://historicaldigging.com

Semester Dates

2 June thru 27 July 2008

Class Days

Monday thru Sunday (Academic Week as per Park University policy)

Class Time

All material must be submitted prior to grade review, Monday at the start of the new academic week!

Credit Hours

3


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Course Description:
This course is intended to integrate concepts and techniques from the Human Resource 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. 3:0:3. Prerequisites: EN306B, HR353, HR422, and MG365

Educational Philosophy:
Christian Davis has taught for leading Educational Institutions for the past 20 years while serving in the US Navy. He has consulted with senior leadership from fortune 500 companies as well as instructed courses and classes in both basic and advanced first aid, BCLS AHA to health care professionals and concepts in business and IT methodologies for business growth and development. He is a certified instructor by the United States Navy and resides in Washington DC. He spearheaded the Department of the Navy's National Disaster Management System response after September 11, 2001 providing educational resources to Naval Commands in the United States and around the world. Christian has worked in the Medical field for the past twenty years both in patient care and in administrative support roles while assigned to the United States Navy and Marine Corps. Christian obtained his BS in education in 1990 and returned to school in 1994 to complete a MBA. He has been teaching for leading educational institutions for the past 11 years, both face to face and on-line. His passion is quality process system improvements, as well as he enjoys researching historical sites and conducting archeological excavations to correlate research conducted.  
If there is one thing that he enjoys the most is assisting others to "link ideas" together to come out with the big picture to make life more enjoyable and more rewarding, as the “truly educated never graduate, they keep on learning every day!”  He has published articles for Western and Eastern Treasures magazine, Navy Medicine, and now has recently released a brand new book, "Digging." January 2008.

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 and fulfillment of the mission.
  3. List three potential barriers organizations encounter in their attempts to change in their use of human resources.
  4. Describe how changing demographics in our population are impacting the benefit packages and expectations of employees.
  5. Describe three challenges for white males facing more diversity in the work place.
  6. Write a brief assessment of the implementation and use of diversity programs and the effectiveness of these programs.
  7. Describe two frustrations expressed by current entry-level applicants for positions in organizations.
  8. Identify and describe three or more Human Resource Management Jobs for the future , the typical educational background of future HR professionals, and explain how these jobs will impact the other functions of the organization, as well as the organization's strategic plan.


Core Assessment:
Final examination

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
Class Assessment: 

  • Each student is responsible for:
    • Completing weekly reading assignments.
    • Completing Weekly Discussion Questions and submitting a reaction paper each week as specified by the instructor.
    • Developing and submitting a position paper on any of the seven weekly topics.  Minimum length is 1500 words and the use of 8 professional publications such as journals or magazines related to the human resource field.  This position paper will be due by the end of week seven.
    • Completing a Final Examination over the learning objectives (30%).

    Grades will be based on the satisfactory completion and timely submission of the weekly reaction papers, the position paper, and performance on the examination over the learning objectives. Any assignment received after the due date will have a 11 percent reduction in the score for tardiness.   The point breakdown for each required activity is: 

    Weekly reaction papers ( 20 points each)          126   (30%)

    Participation in conference discussion                84    (20%)

    Position paper                                                  84    (20%)

    Examination over learning objectives                 126    (30%)

    Total points possible                                        420    (100%)     Points will not be converted to a grade until the end of the term.  

Grading:

Grading:
 

90 to 100 percent of total possible points = A

80 to 89 percent                                = B 

70 to 79 percent                                = C

60 to 69 percent                                = D

less than 60 percent                              = F  

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.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Any assignment received after the due date will have a 11 percent reduction in the score for tardiness

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Academic dishonesty includes committing or the attempt to commit cheating, plagiarism, falsifying academic records, and other acts intentionally designed to provide unfair advantage to the students.

  • Cheating includes, but is not limited to, intentionally giving or receiving unauthorized aid or notes on examinations, papers, laboratory reports, exercises, projects, or class assignments which are intended to be individually completed.  Cheating also includes the unauthorized copying of tests or any other deceit or fraud related to the student's academic conduct.
  • Plagiarism involves the use of quotation 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 assignments (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing.
  • Falsifying academic recordsincludes, but is not limited to, altering grades or other academic records.
  • Other acts that constitute academic dishonesty include:
    • Stealing, manipulating, or interfering with an academic work of another student or faculty member.
    • Collusion with other students on work to be completed by one student.
    • Lying to or deceiving a faculty member.

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.

  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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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 "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

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 .

Bibliography:
 

Christian Davis has taught for Park University and other leading institutions for the past 20 years. He has consulted with senior leadership from fortune 500 companies as well as instructed courses and classes in both basic and advanced first aid, BCLS AHA to health care professionals and concepts in business methodologies and ISO material. He is a certified instructor by the United States Navy and resides in Washington DC. He spearheaded the Department of the Navy's National Disaster Management System response after September 11, 2001 providing educational resources to Naval Commands in the United States and around the world. Christian has worked in the Medical field for the past twenty years both in patient care and in administrative support roles while assigned to the United States Navy and Marine Corps. Christian obtained his BS in education in 1990 and returned to school in 1994 to complete a MSBA program. His passion is quality process system improvements as well as he enjoys researching historical sites and conducting archeological excavations to correlate research conducted.  If there is one thing that he enjoys the most is assisting others to "link ideas" together to come out with the big picture to make life more enjoyable and more rewarding, as every life is important!
I hope to facilitate your learning successfully.  It is my experience that online and distance learning is especially expansive and allows students the opportunity for learning, growing and discovering, unmatched by many traditional teaching approaches.  

You can literally see, read, and know what is happening all over the world.  Better yet, you can converse, interact with and exchange ideas or develop possible solutions that apply to a multitude of concerns world wide.  

This gives you a much larger vision and the opportunity to participate as a far more capable individual and as an informed, innovative world citizen!



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Identify and describe three or more Human Resource Management Jobs for the future , the typical educational background of future HR professionals, and explain how these jobs will impact the other functions of the organization, as well as the organization's strategic plan Identify three Human Resource Management jobs for the future and explain how the education background is changing for human resource professionals.

 
Identification of less than three future HR positions, or  lack of explanations for there positions. Identification of only 1 job or no substantive answer. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Thorough description, explanation, and detailed references to instances when human resource specifically to fulfillment of organizational mission. Explain how an organization's human resources can contribute to the competitive advantage, fulfillment of the mission, and getting things done. No explanation or incomplete explanation. No explanation 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Expanded description to provide examples of how demographic changes both present and future will impact benefit packages and descriptions of alternative methods organizations may use to resolve differences. Describe how changing demographics in our population are impacting the benefit packages and expectations of employees.

 
No description

Listing of demographic categories or trends
 
No significant answer or unrelated material. 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Assessment includes alternative methods to resolve or improve ineffective programs and description of methods which may be used to bridge diversity and affirmative action program outcomes. Write a brief assessment of the design, implementation, and use of diversity programs and the effectiveness of these programs.

 
No assessment

Incomplete assessment

A statement which reflects inadequate familiarity with HR-related terminology, or superficial response.

 
No answer or irrelevant material presented. 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Assessment includes alternative methods to resolve or improve ineffective programs and description of methods which may be used to bridge diversity and affirmative action program outcomes. Write a brief assessment of the design, implementation, and use of diversity programs and the effectiveness of these programs.

 
Inadequate assessment of present conditions in HR practices. Relating to diversity in the workforce. No concepts presented or irrelevant material submitted. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Description of characteristics in detail, including strategies used to promote organizational learning. Identify three characteristics of learning organizations. Lack of identification, or incomplete identification of characteristics of learning organizations No application or irrelevant material submitted. 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
A description of barriers and thorough review of alternative methods that may be used to lower or eliminate the barrier. List three potential barriers organizations encounter in their attempts to change in their use of human resources.

 
Lack of identification of potential barriers. No barriers submitted or irrelevant material submitted. 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
5 & 7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Thorough description expanded to include methods for overcoming the challenges, and predictions for new challenges as the workforce continues to change.

Thorough description expanded to include methods for resolving the frustrations, and predictions for new frustrations as the workforce continues to change.
 
Describe three challenges for white males facing more diversity in the work place.

Describe two frustrations expressed by current entry-level applicants for positions in organizations.


 
Lack of description or incomplete description of the challenges for white males.

Lack or incomplete description of frustrations expressed by current entry-level applicants.
 
No description of challenges or irrelevant material submitted.
No description of frustrations or irrelevant material submitted.
 

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