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HR 491 Senior Seminar in Human Resources Development
Degel, Thomas M.


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

S2Z 2006 ML

Faculty

Degel, Thomas M.

Daytime Phone

771-4423

Other Phone

452-1651

E-Mail

tom.degel@park.edu

tomdegel@hotmail.com

tdegel@msugf.edu

Semester Dates

Mar 20 - May 21, 2006

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Prerequisites

EN306B

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Maidment, Fred H., Human Resources 05/06, Fifteenth Edition, McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, 2005.

Additional Resources:
A list of Human Resource websites will be handed out to the class during the first week of the term.


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:
To provide an interactive learning environment focusing on critical thinking and the exchange of ideas; and to imbue the student with a conceptual and analytical understanding of human resources management through the use of lectures and class discussions coupled with readings, cases, problem solving, and examinations.  Critical thinking, writing and speaking, and problem solving are integral components of higher education.  As such, students are expected to research, analyze, criticize, synthesize, and present written and oral solutions.

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.


Core Assessment:


Class Assessment:
Learning the material in this course is important and is the main criteria the instructor will use to assign final letter grades.    Assignments and Cases:  All assignments, cases, and presentations must be completed and turned in prior to the Final Exam.  Term Paper:  The term paper will be due on the date of the last scheduled class.  There will be a  Midterm and Final Exam. Penalties will be assessed for late (unexcused) assignments and cases.  All assignments, cases, and any other required materials must be turned in to the instructor prior to the last scheduled day of class.

Grading:
Final letter grades will be determined using the following measurements:

Term Paper   20%
Participation      10%
Assignments/Cases  35%
Mid-term Exam      15%
Final Exam         20%
          TOTAL  100%

90 - 100%    =    A
80 -   89%   =    B
70 -   79%   =    C
60 -   69%   =    D
59 or less   =    F



Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments submitted late may not be accepted and, if accepted, will received a percentage grading penalty.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Attend class and be on time.  Be prepared for class – read and be prepared to discuss the assigned readings, cases, and problems.  Participate in class discussions – this is a very important part of your education.  Be prepared for examinations – assigned readings will not always be reviewed in-depth, but examinations will be from both assigned readings and class lectures and discussions.

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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Last Updated:3/14/2006 4:29:48 PM