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HR 434 Compensation Management
Mapes, Nancy 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 434 Compensation Management

Semester

S2DD 2006 DC

Faculty

Mapes, Nancy E.

Title

Senior Instructor

Office Hours

Anytime

Daytime Phone

740-927-1165

E-Mail

Nancy.Mapes@park.edu

Bmapes@aol.com

Semester Dates

March 13 - May 7, 2006

Class Days

-M-----

Class Time

5:00 - 10:45 PM

Prerequisites

none

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Henderson, Richard I.  Compensation Management in a Knowledge Based World.  10th edition.  Prentice Hall, 2006.


Course Description:
A study of compensation theories, policies, systems and practices with emphasis on the design of effective compensation programs.  The course views compensation basically from the employer's point of view.  3:0:3.

Educational Philosophy:
My philosophy is one of interaction and exploration based on lectures, class discussion/exercises and student research.  

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Define the term “compensation management.”
  2. Explain how compensation management can impact employee morale, productivity, and turnover.
  3. Explain how compensation management may influence strategic planning and the development of a sustainable competitive advantage.
  4. Describe the activities included in job analysis.
  5. Identify and describe three alternative sources of information for comparisons of compensation patterns.
  6. Describe how pay for performance functions.
  7. Identify four broad categories of government involvement in compensation systems.
  8. Describe the potential role of unions on compensation.
  9. Design a compensation system for a given situation.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Class discussions/exercises, 3 examinations, research paper and brief oral presentation.

Grading:
90 - 100 = A
80 - 89  = B
70 - 79  = C
60 - 69  = D
Below 60 = F


Exam #1             - 20%
Exam #2             - 20%
Final Exam          - 20%
Research Paper      - 25%*
Class Participation - 15%

*  Grade for Research Paper based on:
  Quality of research/analysis          20%
  Paper organization/flow               20%
  Grammar, spelling, sentence structure 20%
  Adherence to directions               20%
  Oral presentation                     20%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The research paper is due no later than the last class meeting.  Research papers submitted late will not be accepted.  

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Please show respect for fellow students and the classroom environment.  Please clean up after yourself before leaving the classroom.  

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Monday March 13     Chapters 1, 2, 3

Monday March 20     Chapters 4, 5

Monday March 27     Chapters 6, 7
                   Examination #1 covering Chapters 1-5

Monday April 3      Chapters 8, 9, 10
 
Monday April 10     Chapters 11, 12, 13
                   Examination #2 covering Chapters 6-10

Monday April 17     Chapters 13, 14, 15

Monday April 24     Chapters 16, 17, 18

Monday May 1        Presentation of oral reports
   (if not done previously)
                   Final exam covering Chapters 11-18

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 .

Additional Information:
Research paper - Each student should choose a topic of personal interest related to compensation management and prepare a research paper on that topic.  Papers should be at least 10 pages in length (typed, double spaced).  The 10 pages does not include title page, table of contents, bibliography, illustrations, or the like.   Papers should exhibit an acceptable footnoting/bibliographic style.  At least 3 current research sources, other than your textbook, should be used and cited (the textbook may be used, but may not be counted as one of your 3 sources).  Papers are due no later than the last class session (May 1).   In addition, each student will briefly discuss/summarize his/her paper for the class.

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