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MG 420 Labor Relations
Gailey, James A.


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

MG 420 Labor Relations

Semester

U1LL 2006 LR

Faculty

Gailey, James A.

Daytime Phone

682-3080

Other Phone

982-5929

E-Mail

james.gailey@pirate.park.edu

Semester Dates

May 22 - July 16, 2006

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

6:00 - 9:00 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
LABOR RELATIONS, Arthur A. Stone, Fred Witney; Eleventh Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall


Course Description:
Consideration of the development, legal environment, and current problems of the industrial relations system.  Emphasis is placed upon the historical evolution of both the union movement and the legislative system that shapes its activities.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational phiosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, homework, examinations, negotiation problem, and class discussions. The instructor will encourage students to explore new ideas, and to examine different points of view.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain various perspectives of collective bargaining theories.
  2. Discuss the historical and future trends toward labor and management conflict resolution.
  3. Evaluate how labor relations theories can be applied to workplace practices including the students own work environment.


Core Assessment:


No later than week 14 of a 16 week class or week 7 of an 8
week class the student is to have prepared and submitted supported answers to 8
comprehensive questions in the research assignment.



Class Assessment:
There will be two examinations, homework, class discussions and a mock negotiation problem. Class participation is not class attendance, but is taking part in class discussions.

Grading:
Mid Term 20%
Core Assessment 20%
Mock Negotiation Problem 20%
Class Participation 20%
Final Test 20%

A=93-100%  B=85-92%  C=77-84%  D=69-76%  F=Below 69%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Since timeliness is a critical aspect of management, the instructor will assess a 10% late penalty on assignments turned in after due date. (The penalty may not be assessed if there are extenuating circumstances.)

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Cell phones are to be turned off or set on "vibrate" in the classroom. If you must answer your cell phone, you must leave the classroom to do so. Children of any age may not be brought to class. You may not leave the classroom and re-enter during an examination; if you leave the classroom, your exam will be considered "completed" at the time you leave.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
May  23    Chapter 1
May  25    Chapter 1 con't
May  30    Chapter 2
June  1    Chapter 3
June  6    Chapter 4
June  8    Chapter 5  REVIEW FOR MID TERM
June 13    Chapter 5 con't
June 15    MID-TERM
June 20    Chapter 6
June 22    Chapter 7
June 27    Chapter 8
June 29    Chapters 9&10
July  4    HOLIDAY
July  6    Final preparation for the Mock Negotiation
          Problem  and REVIEW FOR FINAL
July 11    MOCK NEGOTIATION PROBLEM
July 13    FINAL TEST

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:4/19/2006 6:34:47 PM