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HR 491 Senior Seminar in Human Resources Development
Hepler, Linda E.


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 Senior Seminar in Human Resources Development

Semester

S1D 2006 DAZ

Faculty

Hepler, Linda E.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Office Location

Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ

E-Mail

linda.hepler@park.edu

Semester Dates

16 Jan - 12 Mar 06

Class Time

TBD, Individualized Instruction

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Human Resources 04/05, Annual Editions, Maidment, Fred H., Editor, McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, 14th edition, 2004.


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:
The course will be taught through the use of faculty/student discussions, case studies, and interviews with currently practicing professionals.  The course will present the student with information on the integration between strategy and human resources as approached from a general managerial perspective.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify three characteristics of learning organizations.
  2. Explain how an organization
  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. Describe two functions expressed by current applicants for entry-level positions in organzations.
Class Assessment:
Assessment will be based on discussion input, case studies, and required written assignments.

Grading:
Grades for unit assignments and participation will be assigned in an on-going format.  Individual grade updates are available at any time upon request from the student.  

The final grade will be determined using the following measurements:

Attendance/Participation    30 points
Unit Written Assignments (10 points each)    70 points
Personal Interview (35 points each)    70 points
Analysis of Interviews    30 points
Total  200 points

Grade Breakdown:
A...........................180 - 200 points
B...........................160 - 179 points
C...........................140 - 159 points
D...........................120 - 139 points
F............................below 120 points

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments are due as outlined in the course syllabus.  Any late submissions must be coordinated and approved by the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Student is responsible for attending class as scheduled and notifying the instructor in the event of an absence.  Roll will be taken each class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1: Introduction
Unit 1:  Human Resources Management in Perspective

Week 2: Unit 2:  Meeting Human Resources Requirements

Week 3:   Unit 3:  Creating a Productive Work Environment
Preliminary Interview Plan Submitted for Feedback

Week 4: Unit 4:  Developing Effective Human Resources

Week 5: Unit 5:  Implementing Compensation, Beliefs, and Workplace Safety
Final Interview Plan Submitted

Week 6: Unit 6:  Fostering Employee/Management Relationships

Week 7: Unit 7:  International Human Resource Management

Week 8:   Written Reports of Interviews and Analysis Due

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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