HR353 Intro to Human Resource Mgmt

for F1T 2006

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HR 353 Introduction to Human Resource Management


F1T 2006 DLB


Simons, Lana


Senior Instructor of Business, Management and Economics


MBA from the University of Northern Colorado
MEd from Colorado State University
Graduate work in Human Resources from University of Oklahoma

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9:00 am - 9:00 pm, CST, Monday - Friday

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Semester Dates

June 5 - July 30, 2006

Class Days


Class Time



MG352 or HC351

Credit Hours


Human Resources Management 5/e, ©2003 Wendell L. French , University of Washington; Publisher: Houghton Mifflin ISBN: 0-618-12335-0

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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: <a href='index.aspx?Class=MG352'>MG352</a> or <a href='index.aspx?Class=HC351'>HC351</a>. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

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:
Final exam

Class Assessment:
Case Studies, Discussion, Quizzes, Literature Review, Term Paper and Final Exam.

Please review the Grading Criteria for HR353.  There is a total of 1000 possible points for the course. ITEM POINTS GRADING RUBRIC DUE DATE HRM Quiz and Introduction 35 Points (35 Total Points) None Wednesday Midnight of Week 1 Case Studies (6) 30 Points Each (180 Total Points) Case Study Grading Rubric Sunday Midnight of Week's 2-7 Literature Review 50 Points (50 Total Points) Literature Review Grading Rubric Sunday Midnight of Week 4 Discussions (8) 30 Points Each (240 Total Points) Discussion Grading Rubric Thursday and Sunday Midnight of Week's 1-8 Term Paper 175 Points (175 Total Points) Term Paper Grading Rubric Sunday Midnight of Week 7 Quizzes (6) 6 at 20 Points Each (120 Total Points) Immediate Online Feedback Sunday Midnight Week's 2-7 Final Exam 200 Points (200Total Points) Instructor Feedback Week 8 Friday (Determined by Proctor Schedule) Proctored final examination A final proctored examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th week at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location.  For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test.  Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Website.   Other Information on proctored exams: It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, by the 6th week of the term, who is accepted and approved by the course instructor.   Approval of proctors is the discretion of the Online instructor.   A proctor request form will be made available to you during the first week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to your instructor for approval.   Failure to take a final proctored exam (or submit your final project for some online graduate courses) will result in an automatic "F" grade. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Course Grading Scale The following grading scale must is applicable for the course, HR353.  Please note the point totals for each letter grade. A = 90- 100% (90 points or higher) B = 80-89% (or 80 to 89 points) C = 70-79% (or 70 to 79 points) D = 60-69% (or 60 to 69 points) F = < 60% (59 or fewer points)

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Submission of Late Work: 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.  eCollege is on Mountain Time and all due dates will correspond to this time zone.

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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 "W".
  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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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