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HR 491 Senior Seminar in Human Resources Development
Butler, John,, Jr.


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

S2B 2006 BL

Faculty

Butler, John,, Jr.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

PhD, Sociology
MA, Human Resources Development
MS and BS, Sociology

Office Location

El Paso, Texas

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Daytime Phone

915.887.2064

Other Phone

915.252.6374

E-Mail

john.butler@pirate.park.edu

jbj713@aol.com

Web Page

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Semester Dates

March 13, 2006 - May 6, 2006

Class Days

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Class Time

5:00 - 10:00 PM

Prerequisites

EN-306B

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Textbook:
Managing Human Resources, Gomez, Balkin, and Cardy, 4th ed.,  ISBN: 0-13-100943-5.
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
None required


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:
Our goal is to provide students with some basic, foundational, and advance knowledge for engaging in meaningful work and dialogue about Human Resources in a complex and diverse society. We will use examinations, term paper, simple and complex case studies to show and demonstrate the value and effectiveness of well organized and orchestrated Human Resources program. We will demonstrate how staffing, employee development, and compensation are  interdependant of each other. We will create and maintain a classroom environment that stimulates a desire to participate and learn. We will engage in provocative discussions about governance and other human resources issues as it relates to large and small organizations.

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, fulfillment of the mission, and getting things done.
  3. List three potential barriers organizations encountering 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 expressed by current applicants for entry-level positions in organizations.
  7. Identify at least five competencies for HR professionals.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain the role of Human Resources officers in organizations.
  2. Develop a comprehensive employee development plan.
  3. Evaluate and solve simple and complex human resources problem and issues.
Core Assessment:


Class Assessment:
Student learner will be assessed using presentations based on organization of material, subject knowledge, elocution, and self presentation. 2. Special projects will be assigned to reinforce application of material read and and covered in lectures. 3. One comprehensive examination will be used to evaluate student knowledge, comprehensiveness, practical application of knowledge, analysis, synthesis, and ability to design, develop, and implement an effective human resources program,

Grading:
A maximum of grading points may be achieved in this course.
1. 150 points maximum for term paper project
2. 25 points maximum for special project
3. 125 points maximum for comprehensive examination.

Letter Grade Assignment:
A---275 - 300
B---250 - 274
C---225 - 249
D---200 - 224
F---000 - 199

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submissions will not be accepted without prior arrangement with the instructor, no exceptions.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Student are expected to be in class on time, ready to work. If you are going to be late for class you are required to notify the instructor.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Class Activities Assignments Test
Week - 1 Introduction/Lecture/Discussion Chapter 1, 2 and 3

Week - 2 Lecture/Discussion/Debate Chapters 4, 5 and 6

Week - 3 Lecture/Discussion/Review For   Examination I Chapters 7, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 I

Week - 4 Examination /Lecture/Discussion Chapters 9 and 10

Week - 5 Lecture/Discussion/Debate Chapters 11, 12, 13,

Week - 6 Lecture/Discussion/Conference/debate Chapters 14, 15, 16, 17

Week - 7 Lecture/Discussion/Presentations and Examination

Week - 8 Graduating Senior Presentations and Closure

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
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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
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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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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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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Last Updated:3/18/2006 4:27:07 PM