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HR 491 Senior Seminar in Human Resources Development
Rasmussen, Leah J


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.
CourseHR 491 Senior Seminar in Human Resources Development DN
SemesterS2J2005
FacultyRasmussen, Leah J
TitleHuman Resources Manager/Certified Adjunct Instructor
Degrees/CertificatesM.A. Human Resources Development
B.A. Human Relations
PHR Certified through Society of Human Resources Management
Daytime Phone816 448-7318
Other Phone816 853-5762
E-Mailleah.rasmussen@park.edu
leah.rasmussen@ge.com
yorkiemother@sbcglobal.net
Semester DatesMarch 14-May 8
Class Days-M-----
Class Time5:30 - 9:50 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Human Resource Development, 3rd Edition.  Authors: Randy DeSimone, Jon Werner and David Harris.
ISBN: 0-03-031932-3.


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:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, and examinations.  Class participation is encouraged and expected.  

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
-Understand strategic human resources management practices
-Understand reward and development systems
-Understand the management and development side of the Human Resources Practitioner

Course Assessment:
Attendance: 2 points per class X 8 classes = 16 points
Participation: 3 points per class X 8 classes = 24 points
You will not be penalized for an EXCUSED absence.  You will be given an opportunity to make up participation points.
Quizzes - 2 X 5 points each = 10 points
Final Exam - 20 points
Presentation - 10 points
Term Paper - 20 points

Grading:
Grading Scale:
A 90-100
B 80-89
C 70-79
D 60-69
F 59 and below

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late material will result in a reduction of points.  

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Treat one another with respect, be open to the opinions of others, even if in disagreement.
Contact instructor if planning to be absent or late to avoid an UNEXCUSED absence.

Have Fun!

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1 - Introduction, Syllabus Review, Chapter 1 and 2 Lecture, Group Activity
Week 2 - Chapter 3 and 4 Lecture, Group Activity
Week 3 - Chapter 5 and 6 Lecture, Group Activity
Week 4 - Chapter 7 and 8 Lecture, Quiz #1
Week 5 - Chapter 9, 10 and 11 Lecture, Group Activity
Week 6 - Chapter 12 and 13 Lecture, Group Activity
Week 7 - Chapter 14 and 15 Lecture, Group Activity
Week 8 - Presentations, Paper and Final Exam Due - Quiz #2

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

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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