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HR 353 Introduction to Human Resource Management
Mumford, Audrey


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 353 Introduction to Human Resource Management

Semester

S1Y 2006 MN

Faculty

Mumford, Audrey

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Associates of Libral Arts
Bachelors of Human Resource Administration
Masters of Public Adminstration

Office Location

NSA Memphis

Office Hours

0900-1630

Daytime Phone

(901) 874-5027

Other Phone

(901) 837-3552 (evenings)

E-Mail

audrey.mumford@park.edu

audry.mumford@navy.mil

audrey_mumford@msn.com

Semester Dates

13 January - 3 March 2006

Class Days

-----F-

Class Time

4:30 - 9:30 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Indroduction to Human Resources, 5th Edition, Wendell L. French, Houghton Mifflin Company

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore


Course Description:
Theory, methodology and application of human resource planning and development techniques, staffing analysis and planning, career management, management succession and development, and performance improvement. Prerequisite: :  MG352 or :  HC351. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosoph is one of interactiveness based on lectures, radings, examinations, internet, videos, 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. 1.  Define the term "human resource management."
  2. 2.  Explain how organizations can gain a sustainable competitive advantage through human resource management.
  3. 3.  Describe the functions and activities of human resource management.
  4. 4.  Identify three areas of legal concern for the management of human resources.
  5. 5.  Explain the concepts of Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Diversity.
  6. 6.  Describe the activities associated with the creation of a new position or job within an organization.
  7. 7.  Describe the terms job analysis, job description, and job specification.
  8. 8.  Describe the activities associated with the recruitment and selection of new employees.
  9. 9.  Describe three alternatives which may be used as opposed to layoff of workers.
  10. 10.  Describe the process of lawful termination of workers.
Class Assessment:
Mid-Term Examination
Presentations
Research Paper/Project
Final Examination
Participation

Grading:
Mid-Term Examination 20%
Presentation 20%
Research Paper/Project 20%
Final Examination 30%
Participation 10%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Course requirements turned in late will be graded at the next lower grade point.  For example, everyone has the potential of making an A on any requirement; however, if the requirement is submitted late, the highest possible grade that can be received is a B for that requirement (project/paper, presentation or examination).

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Chanother.
Be tolerate of other's ideas, opinions, and suggestions.
Be ready to participate.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1:  
Introduction
Cases 1.1 and 1.2
Syllabus Review
Chapters 1, 2 and 3

Week 2:
Case 2.2
Chapters 4, 5, 6

Week 3:
Case 3.1
Chapters 7, 8, 9,

Week 4:
Case 4.3
Chapters 10, 11, 12

Week 5:
Mid-Term (last hour)
Chapters 13, 14

Week 6:
Case 15.1
Chapters 15, 16, 17

Week 7:
Case 18.2
Chapters 18, 19, 20

Week 8:
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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

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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