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HR 434 Compensation Management
Sienrukos, John


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 434 Compensation Management BL
SemesterS2B2005
FacultySienrukos, John, Dr.
TitleProfessor
Degrees/CertificatesPh.D.
M.S.
B.A.
Daytime Phone(915) 539-6009
Other Phone(915) 581-2738
E-Mailjsienrukos@park.edu
jsdm46@excite.com
Semester Dates14 March - 4 May 2005
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time5:00 - 7:30 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Milkovich, G. & Newman, J. (2005). Compensation.  New York: McGraw-Hill.

Additional Resources:
Class handouts


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:
This course is designed as an instructor-to-student discussion and instructor-to- student and student-to-student discussion formats of personal experiences that will expand on leadership concepts and issues.   Practical exercises, such as case studies and leadership assessment instruments will be introduced to expand upon concepts and current issues.  There will be two examinations: A mid-term and final examination as indicated on the course calendar.  Projects outside the classroom may be assigned.

Learning Outcomes:
Learning Objectives

In order to provide an understanding of the theories, concepts, and processes that effectively guide the forces of compensation.  Students will be expected to accomplish the following:
A. Understand and comprehend theories, concepts, and principles related to compensataion.

B. Gain additional personal knowledge of human behavior by participating in informal discussions of personal experiences, practical exercises, and team activities.

C. Become more aware of compensation systems, policies, objectives, and job analysis.

D. Understand and apply compensation principles related to human resources in the particular organizational structures to which they belong and participate daily.
Learning Objectives
In order to provide an understanding of the theories, concepts, and processes that effectively guide the forces of compensation.  Students will be expected to accomplish the following:
A. Understand and comprehend theories, concepts, and principles related to compensataion.

B. Gain additional personal knowledge of human behavior by participating in informal discussions of personal experiences, practical exercises, and team activities.

C. Become more aware of compensation systems, policies, objectives, and job analysis.

D. Understand and apply compensation principles related to human resources in the particular organizational structures to which they belong and participate daily.










Course Assessment:
Mid-term Examination—100 Points  
Final Examination—100 Points  
Class Participation—50 Points
Written summaries—50 Points
Total points for course= 300 Points

Grading:
Grading Policy
A - 90 - 100
B - 80 - 89
C - 70 - 79  
D - 60 - 69

F - 00 - 59

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late assignments will not be accepted.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
A. Students are required to complete assigned readings prior to class

B. Students are expected to participate in team discussions and practical exercises

C. Teams will present chapter summaries to the class each week  

D. All course work must be completed prior to the assignment of a final grade

E.  Students are encouraged to discuss for the class leadership situations, good or bad, experienced or witnessed, during their career; topics are open for questions, discussion, and critique by the entire class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Class Meeting and Examination Schedule

Week 1  

Monday (14 March)

Administrative notes and course overview
Introductions
No prior reading assignment

Wednesday (16 March)

Chapter summary for Chapter 1
Discussion
Practical Exercises
                     
Week 2

Monday (21 March)

Chapter summary for Chapter 2
Discussion
Practical Exercises

Wednesday (23 March)

Chapter summaries for Chapter 3 & 4
Discussion
Practical exercises

Week 3

Monday (28 March)

Chapter summaries for Chapters 5 & 6
Discussion
Practical Exercises

Wednesday (30 March)

Chapter summaries for Chapter 7 & 8
Discussion
Practical Exercises
Review for Mid-Term Exam

Week 4

Monday (4 April)

Mid-Term Exam

Wednesday (6 April)

Mid-Term Examination Results

Week 5

Monday (11 April)  

Chapter summary for Chapter 9
Discussion
Practical Exercises
Wednesday (13 April)                        

Chapter summary for Chapter 10
Discussion
Practical Exercises

Week 6

Monday (18 April)

Chapter summary for Chapter 11
Discussion
Practical Exercises
Wednesday (20 April)

Chapter summary for Chapter 13
Discussion
Practical Exercises

Week 7
Monday (25 April)

Chapter summary for Chapter 16
Discussion
Practical Exercises
Wednesday (27 April)

Chapter summary for Chapter 17
Discussion
Practical Exercises
Review for Final Exam

Week 8

Monday (2 May)

Final Exam

Wednesday (4 May)

Review final exam and course results



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
Academic dishonesty will result in immediate release from the class and a failing grade. Students are expected to attend all classes on time and be prepared to be an active participant in the class. Student participation will be reflected in the student's final grade. Attendance will be recorded at each class meeting. It is the student's responsibility to notify the instructor of any expected absence(s), and to arrange with the instructor to make-up any missed assignments. Unexcused absences will be forwarded to the Park University Administrative Office. Please refer to the Park University Handbook for the attendance policy. If an unanticipated absence should occur students are encouraged to contact the instructor at either of the telephone numbers listed on the first page of this syllabus.

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
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

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
A. Students are required to complete assigned readings prior to class

B. Students are expected to participate in team discussions and practical exercises

C. Teams will present chapter summaries to the class each week  

D. All course work must be completed prior to the assignment of a final grade

E.  Students are encouraged to discuss for the class leadership situations, good or bad, experienced or witnessed, during their career; topics are open for questions, discussion, and critique by the entire class.

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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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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