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HR 353 Introduction to Human Resource Management
Melancon, Tulin


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

S2T 2006 DLC

Faculty

Melancon, Tulin

Title

Senior Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Bachelor Degree in Business Administration
Masters Degree in Business and HRD
Working on MOS Certification, Online Instructor Certification

Office Location

Louisiana State University, LA

Office Hours

7:00-3:30

Daytime Phone

318-797-5254

Other Phone

318-510-9597 or 318-742-9158

E-Mail

Tulin.Melancon@park.edu

Semester Dates

3/13/2006- 5/7/2006

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Prerequisites

MG 352 and HC 351

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Human Resources Management
5/e, ©2003
Wendell L. French , University of Washington

ISBN: 0-618-12335-0
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

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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

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Define “human resource management.”
  2. Explain how a firm's human resources influence organizational performance.
  3. Describe how firms can use HR initiatives to cope with workplace changes and trends such as a more diverse workforce, the global economy, downsizing, and new legislation.
  4. List the factors influencing worker motivation that are under managers' control.
  5. Describe the process of job analysis, components of a job description, and those of a job specification.
  6. Explain why compliance with HR law is an important part of doing business.
  7. Explain why employees join unions.
  8. Describe the employment-at-will doctrine.


Core Assessment:


Class Assessment:
HRM Quizzes, Case Studies, Discussions, Term Paper, and Final Exam.

Grading:
ITEM
POINTS
GRADING RUBRIC
DUE DATE

HRM Quiz and Introduction
1 Point (10 Total Point)
None
Wednesday Midnight of Week 1

Case Studies (6)
25 Points Each (150 Total Points)
Case Study Grading Rubric
Sunday Midnight of Week's 2-7

Discussions (8)
10 Points Each (80 Total Points)
Discussion Grading Rubric
Thursday and Sunday Midnight of Week's 1-8

Term Paper
100Points (100 Total Points)
Term Paper Grading Rubric
Sunday Midnight of Week 7

Quizzes (6) 6 at 10 Points Each (60 Total Points)
Immediate Online Feedback Sunday Midnight Week's 2-7

Final Exam 100 Points (100 Total Points) Instructor Feedback Week 8 Friday (Determined by Proctor Schedule)

There is a total of 500 possible points for the course.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late assignments will not be accepted without prior approval from the instructor.  Please let me know in advance if you can not complete an assignment by the due date. Ecampus is on Mountain Time and all due dates will correspond to this time zone.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Unless the Instructor requests a different due date or time, assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed by midnight (MST) Sunday of the week assigned. Writing assignments and formal papers should be completed and successfully posted in the course dropbox by the due date. Please review the due dates listed with the Grading Policy below.  Also, the dates are listed on the weekly homepages. Assignments posted after the established deadline (without prior authorization from the instructor)will be not be accepted, and will receive no credit.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
See the Course Calendar for this information.


Class Activities
Assignments
Tests

Meeting - 1
Read Chapters 1, 2 and 3
Discussion, Homework and Writing
HRM Quiz

Meeting - 2
Read Chapters 4, 5,and 6
Discussion, Homework and Writing
Quiz

Meeting - 3
Read Chapters 7, 8, 9 and 10
Discussion, Homework and Writing
Quiz

Meeting - 4
Read Chapters 11, 12, 13
Discussion, Homework and Writing
Quiz

Meeting - 5
Read Chapters 14, 15 and 16
Discussion, Homework and Writing
Quiz

Meeting - 6
Read Chapters 17, 18, 19 and 20
Discussion, Homework and Writing
Quiz

Meeting - 7
Read Chapters 21,  22
Discussion, Homework and Complete Term Paper
Quiz

Meeting - 8
Read Chapter 23
Discussion, Homework
Final Exam




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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

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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