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HR 491 Senior Seminar in Human Resources Development
Gailey, James A.


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.
CourseHR 491 Senior Seminar in Human Resources Development LR
SemesterU1LL2005
FacultyGailey, James A.
E-Mailjames.gailey@pirate.park.edu
Semester DatesMay 16 - July 10, 2005
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time6:00 - 9:00 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
HR Scorecard: Linking People, Strategy, and Performance; Harvard Business School Publishers


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:
This instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, case studies, homework, examinations, and class discussions. The instructor will encourage students to explore new ideas, to examine different points of view, and apply critical analysis to case studies and discussions.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Identify three characteristics of learning organizations.
2. Explain how an organizations's Human Resources Department can contribute to the competitive advanage, fulfillment of the mission, and getting things done.
3. List three potential barriers organizations encounter in their attempts to change their use of HRM.
4. Describe how changing demographics, in our population, are impacting the compensation packages and the expectations of employees.
5. Describe three challenges HR has facing diversity in the work place.
6. Describe two frustrations ecpressed by current applicants for entry-level positions in organizations.
7. Identify at least three competencies for HR professionals.

Course Assessment:
There will be two examinations, case studies, homework, and class discussions. Each student will have case studies to prepare and give an oral presentation to the class. Class participation is not class attendence, but is taking part in class discussions.

Grading:
Mid Term- 25%
Case Studies & Homework- 25%
Class Participation- 25%
Final Test- 25%

A=93-100%  B=85-92%  C=77-84%  D=69-76%  F=Below 69%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Since timeliness is a critical aspect of HRM, the instructor will asses a 10% late penalty on assignments turned in after the due date. (The penalty may not be assessed if there are extenuating circumstances.)

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Cell phones are to be turned off or set on "vabrate" in the classroom. If you must answer your cell phone, you must leave the classroom to do so. Children of any age may not be brought to class. You may not leave the classroom and re-enter during an exam: if you leave the classroom, your exam will be considered "completed" at the time you leave.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
May 17     Chapter 1  HR as a Strategic Partner

May 19     Chapter 1   Continued, Case Studies

May 24     Chapter 2   Clarifying and Measuring HR's   Strategic Influence,  Case Studies

May 26     Chapter 2   Continued, Case Studies

May 31     Chapter 3   Creating an HR Scorecard, Case studies

June 2     Chapter 4   Cost-Benefit Analyses for HR Interventions, Review for MID TERM

June 7     Chapter 4   Continued, Case Studies

June 9     MID TERM

June 14     Chapter 5   The principles of Good Measurment, case studies

June 16     Chapter 5   Continued, Case Studies

June 21     Chapter 6    Measuring HR Aligment, Case studies

June 23     Chapter 6    Continued, Case studies

June 28     Chapter 7    Competencies for HR Professionals, Case studies

June 30     Chapter 8    Guidelines for Implementing an HR Scorecard,   REVIEW FOR FINAL

July 5      Chapter 8     Continued

July 7       FINAL: TEST

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 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
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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 Undergraduate 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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