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HR 353 Introduction to Human Resource Management
Shelly, Kenneth W.


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

HR 353 Introduction to Human Resource Management

Semester

F2T 2006 DLB

Faculty

Shelly, Kenneth W.

Title

Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

MA Human Resources Development
MA Management
MA Human Relations

Office Location

Harrah Ok.

Office Hours

4:00 to 8:00 pm central

Daytime Phone

(405) 808-8792

E-Mail

Kenneth.Shelly@park.edu

kjhshelly@yahoo.com

Semester Dates

10/23/2006 to 12/17/2006

Class Days

on-line

Class Time

on-line

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

 Required Text: Human Resources Management

Author: Wendell L. French, 7th Edition


ISBN-10: 0-618-50721-3

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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:
For HR 353 online class, I will use lectures, weekly quizzes, discussion questions, case study assignments, web quest, term paper and final exam. 

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:
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.  

Grading:

Please review the Grading Criteria for HR353 in the gradebook area. Rubrics for specific assignments are available in the Shared Doc area as well.  There is a total of 1000 possible points for the course.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
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. Ecampus is on Mountain Time and all due dates will correspond to this time zone.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Professors are required to keep attendance records and report absences throughout the term. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands including temporary duty. The student is responsible for completing all missed work.  Any student failing to attend class for two consecutive weeks, without an approved excuse from their instructor, will be administratively withdrawn and notified via email that you have been withdrawn and a grade of "WH" will be recorded.

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.  PLEASE NOTE:  Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation.  Participation grades will be assigned by each individual instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

More details on the attendance policy can be found in the Park University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

During Week 1 (10/23/06 - 10/29/06)
Begin by reading the first three chapters. The first chapter focuses on the Field of Human Resources Management. Some items of interest discussed are the key processes and systems such as, staffing, training and development, and organizational improvement. In chapter two, we'll take a look at theories which evolved into human resource management particularly the human side. Finally, in chapter three we'll discuss challenges in human resource management and how it relates to the work force. After week 1, the student should have an overview of Human Resources Management and be able to discuss and identify issues related to Human Resource Management.

Read - The Text (Complete by Tuesday)

Chapter 1- An Introduction to Human Resource Management

Chapter 2- A History of American Human Resource Management

Chapter 3- Change: The Environment of Human Resources Management Landscape

Homework - Complete Homework (Complete by Sunday)

Discussion - Participate with the Class (Complete Posting by Thursday and Peer Review by Saturday)

Writing- Complete the Research Topic Selection (Complete by Sunday)

Take the Quiz (Complete by Sunday)

During Week 2 (10/30/06 - 11/5/06 )

Read chapters four through six. These chapters focus on organizational considerations in Human Resources Management. We'll discuss such topics as organizational cultures and climates, management philosophies, leadership styles, group influences, and human resource planning. These are important chapters because this is essentially the groundwork to become a successful manager. After week two, the student can analyze and draw conclusions about influences which affect the human resource field.

Lecture - Interact with the Lecture/Presentation (Complete by Tuesday)

Homework - Complete Homework (Complete by Sunday)

Discussion - Participate with the Class (Complete Posting by Thursday and Peer Review by Saturday)

Take the Quiz (Complete by Sunday)

During Week 3 (11/6/06 - 11/12/06)

Read chapters seven through ten. We'll take a look at Job Design, Recruitment & Selection. The chapters will guide you through job design, work rules and schedules, recruitment and selection, and career transitions. We'll go in-depth on job descriptions and job specifications as these factors are essential in developing an effective organization. After week 3, the student will have a better understanding of other factors which affect the organizational manager. The student should be able to develop conclusions affecting employees careers.

Lecture - Interact with the Lecture/Presentation (Complete by Tuesday)

Homework - Complete Homework (Complete by Sunday)

Discussion - Participate with the Class (Complete Posting by Thursday and Peer Review by Saturday)

Writing (Complete by Sunday)

Take the Quiz (Complete by Sunday)

During Week 4 (11/13/06 - 11/19/06)

Read chapters eleven through thirteen. The chapters focus on development and appraisal. We will discuss skills training, management and career development, and performance appraisal and review. These tools will give the student an understanding of developing employees and taking care of their needs. Some issues discussed will be on-the-job training, evaluating career development, and performance appraisals and how it can mold employees in a positive way. After week four, the student will identify various methods of developing a viable organization

Lecture - Interact with the Lecture/Presentation (Complete by Tuesday)

Homework - Complete Homework (Complete by Sunday)

Discussion - Participate with the Class (Complete Posting by Thursday and Peer Review by Saturday)

Writing (Complete by Sunday)

Take the Quiz (Complete by Sunday)

During Week 5 (11/20/06 - 11/26/06)

Read chapters fourteen through sixteen. These chapters will take a hard look at the compensation and reward system. In today's business environment, compensation and reward systems are hot topics with employees. Everybody wants high pay and good benefits. We'll discuss some compensation packages and reward systems in today's business. After week five the student will be able to identify wage and salary administration, incentive plans, and employee benefits.

Lecture - Interact with the Lecture/Presentation (Complete by Tuesday)

Homework - Complete Homework (Complete by Sunday)

Discussion - Participate with the Class (Complete Posting by Thursday and Peer Review by Saturday)

Writing (Complete by Sunday)

Take the Quiz (Complete by Sunday)

During Week 6 (11/27/06 - 12/3/06)

Read chapters seventeen through twenty. We'll look at some labor organizations and discuss current issues concerning labor unions. Further we will discuss labor agreements, and rights, responsibilities, and justice in organizations. After week six, the student will fluently understand and analyze issues concerning labor unions and how it affects the work section.

Lecture - Interact with the Lecture/Presentation (Complete by Tuesday)

Homework - Complete Homework (Complete by Sunday)

Discussion - Participate with the Class (Complete Posting by Thursday and Peer Review by Saturday)

Writing (Complete by Sunday)

Take the Quiz (Complete by Sunday)

During Week 7 (12/4/06 - 12/10/06)

Read chapters twenty one through twenty two. The focus of discussion will be on the future of Human Resource Management. We'll discuss how globalization is affecting this field. After week seven the student will be able to identify trends in the Human Resource Management career field. In addition, the student will have all the tools necessary to make managerial decisions to effectively keep pace with the changing organizational environment.

Lecture - Interact with the Lecture/Presentation (Complete by Tuesday)

Homework - Complete Homework (Complete by Sunday)

Discussion - Participate with the Class (Complete Posting by Thursday and Peer Review by Saturday)

Writing (Complete by Sunday)

Take the Quiz (Complete by Sunday)

During Week 8 (12/11/06 - 12/18/06)

Read chapter twenty three. We will discuss such issues as the modern human resources department, current ethical issues, and future roles of human resources professionals. After week eight, the student will identify roles human resource managers will take on in the future.

Lecture - Interact with the Lecture/Presentation (Complete by Tuesday)

Homework - Complete Homework (Complete by Sunday)

Discussion - Participate with the Class (Complete Posting by Thursday and Peer Review by Saturday)

Writing (Complete by Sunday)

Take the Quiz (Complete by Sunday

Take the Proctored Final Exam

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 "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

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. 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:10/16/2006 8:13:51 AM