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MG 420 Labor Relations
Offiong, Francis 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.
CourseMG 420 Labor Relations
SemesterF2Y2004
FacultyOffiong, Francis A.
Title:    Adjunct  Instructor
Degrees/Certificates   MBA  Management
Office LocationB O E  - 3176 Jackson  Ave  Memphis  TN  38122
Office Hours  5 : 00 pm -  6:00 pm
Daytime Phone:    901 - 416 - 5559
Other Phone901   547 - 1685
E-Mailoffiongf@pirate.park.edu
offiongs@earthlink.net
Semester Dates:  October 26, 2004 thru December 16, 2004
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time7:10 - 9:45 PM
PerquisitesMG 365 Organizational Behavior or with  instructor's permission.
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
:    “ Labor - Management Relations;  Fifth Edition.: by Daniel Quinn Mills. McGraw - Hill Series in Management

Additional Resources:
Wall Street Journals,  Other approved Magazines Etc.

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:
:  Class lectures will be based on the course materials and textbook. Reading will be assigned from relevant resource materials and / or additional Internet research information as needed for points or bonus points. There will be small groups discussion,  textbook reading assignments and homework. Class will take TWO exams, one in class exam. AND one take home Exam.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the students should be able to:
1. Describe  the Industrial Relations system, define Unions, labor Managemnt”etc.
2. List the dominant values of Unions and Non union employers in today's workforce.
3. History and Philosophy of American Unions
4. Describe the relationship between Management and Labor Unions, the statutory and judicial regulation
5. The origin of the National Labor Relations Board , its organization and structure, its operation and court actions.
6. The negotiation process, collective bargaining, grievance procedures and arbitration
 

Course Assessment:
:  Grade distribution will be: midterm examination - 40%; final examination- 40%; class attendance and participation and other assignments - 20%.  If only a final examination is used, it will be weighed at 80%.

Grading:
90  -  100 . A           Test  #1… ………….. 40  %
80  -  89 … B           Test  #2… …………… 40 %  
70  -  79…  C Attendance/ Participation .. 5%
60   -  69 … D            H/ W Assignments ………..15%
Below 60 …F                                                  …………..      
                                                                            100
                                       

Late Submission of Course Materials:
: Absolutely important to note that it is individual student's  responsibility to make arrangements with the Instructor to complete any missed work or test within the term of enrollment.                           Late submission of materials will not be accepted.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
“ Faculty members are expected to dismiss from their classrooms students whose behavior is detrimental to good order in the classroom. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the use of abusive or obscene language, attending the class under the influence of drugs or alcohol, etc.  Students who are dismissed from class may be given a failing grade and suspended or expelled from the university.  
Students whose behavior, either verbal or written, is detrimental to the good order of Park University may be subject to disciplinary action ranging from suspension to expulsion.  Students who exhibit abusive or obscene language or behavior toward administrative personnel or support staff are subject to suspension or expulsion from the University”.
Specifically: A) Be sure to arrive to class on time prepared to discuss the day's assignment;  B) Drinking and eating snacks are allowed in class;  C) Class breaks will be offered during the evening but may leave the class at any time  for short periods to attend to personal needs.
As a common practice in college level academic education, the greatest range of acceptance will be given to all view points; each student will have intellectual advancement as their primary goal, respect will be given to all other students, the class as a group and the school environment.
offered during the evening but may leave the class at any time  for short periods to attend to personal needs.
As a common practice in college level academic education, the greatest range of acceptance will be given to all view points; each student will have intellectual advancement as their primary goal, respect will be given to all other students, the class as a group and the school environment.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
   NOTE : This syllabus is not a contract. It is merely a guide to assist in planning and it is subject to change upon notice.
Dates and class schedules:
October 26, 2004    Chapter……   1-  Overview of American Industrial System
October28, 2004    Chapter……….. 2  &   3
November 02, 2004   Chapter      4    H/W  Read  & Outline Chapt.  ( Library )
November 04, 2004   Chapter       5  &  6        
November 09, 2004   Chapter  ……   7   &   8  
11 / 11 /  2004   V E T E R A N D A Y    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
November 16, 2004    Chapter  ……  9  -  TEST  # 1
November 18, 2004    Chapter …….  10  &   Current Labor Issues / discussion
November 23, 2004   Chapter …….  11
11  /  25  /  2004  HAPPY  THANKSGIVING !!!!!!!!!!!!!
November 30, 2004    Chapter…     12  & 13 - H/W   Pg 324  #2 &  4
December 02, 2004    Chapter ……..14  &  15
December  07, 2004    Chapter  ……..16  & 17   Current Labor Issues
December 09, 2004     Chapter  ……… 18  & 19
December 14, 2004     Chapter…     20  & 22  ( Outline  Chpt. 21, optional / bonus pts.      
December  16, 2004    Chapter…   … TEST  # 2   -  Final  

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
: “ Honesty is the best policy”- academic honesty is imperative of all  and binds every Park University student. Therefore Park University will not tolerate any form of cheating on tests, examinations, research papers, or course assignments etc. Students who will knowingly engage in such dishonesty will be given failing grades or be expelled from the university

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101
:  “ Plagiarism - the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one's original work - sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance.  Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.

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


:  The University requires Instructors to keep attendance records and to report all  students absences.  Attendance is mandatory.  Absences due to  personal illness or illness in the family or public safety duty and other unavoidable reason will be considered  “Excused Absence”.   In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused  absences in a term, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of “F”. An incomplete will not be issued to a student who has unexcused  or excessive absences recorded for a course.
Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA)or Veterans  Administration( VA) educational benefits must not exceed three absences in the term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in monetary penalty to the student.  Reports of “ F” grade( attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for students receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will be reported to the appropriate agency. Missing more than two class meetings will affect your grade.

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 .
:  “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 American With Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students 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 policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: www.park.edu/disability.”

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