HR 353 Introduction to Human Resource Management
F2T 2006 DLB
Shelly, Kenneth W.
MA Human Resources DevelopmentMA ManagementMA Human Relations
4:00 to 8:00 pm central
10/23/2006 to 12/17/2006
Required Text: Human Resources Management
Author: Wendell L. French, 7th Edition
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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
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.
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.
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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)
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.
Writing (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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take the Quiz (Complete by Sunday
Take the Proctored Final Exam
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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