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MG 420 Labor Relations
Reams, Christopher Darcy


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.

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Course

MG 420 Labor Relations

Semester

F2T 2006 DLG

Faculty

Reams, Christopher Darcy

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

BS / Management
MS / Human Resource Management

Office Location

Avondale Arizona

Office Hours

Anytime via email. Will answer all emails within 24 hours

Daytime Phone

623-935-6270

Other Phone

623-935-6270

E-Mail

christopher.reams@park.edu

Semester Dates

October 23, 2006 - December 17, 2006

Class Days

Daily - On Line Course

Class Time

24/7 - On Line Course

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Labor Relations: Striking a Balance, 1st Edition, John W. Budd, University=of Minnesota---Minneapolis Hardcover, 568 pages; ?2005, ISBN 0072842210

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Supplemental course readings will be assigned during class

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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 facilitator's educational philosophy is based on student and instructor interactiveness. The course will be desinged around lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, web sites, and writings. Learners will have to actively engage and dialogue to enhance the course.

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:

Students will be assessed and graded based on their participation and successul completion of the following:
- Examinations (Including a mandatory=proctored final exam)
- quizzes
- research activity
- participation in the online environment

The comprehensive final is not a takehome test. The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed notes exam. For all online courses, All students must pass the final exam with a 60% or better to pass the course.

Grading:
Conference/Discussions=  50 pts / 14%
Final Exam            =  100 pts / 27%
Quizzes            =      70 pts / 19%
Research Assignment    =  150 pts / 40%
Total points Available    370 pts / 100%
A = 90- 100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = < 60%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All late assignments will be deducted points. 10 percent each week late. NO late assignments will be accepted after week 7 of the course. No student will be able to pass the course without taking a proctored final exam and completing the Research Assignment.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are responsible for reading the course policies which include a discussion of the classroom rules of conduct. The link can be found in the course. However, each student must respectfully and professinally conduct themselves in the online environment and througout their discusions with Park staff, instructors, and classmates. If you have questions about any of these policies after you reveiw them online, please contact your instructor for clarification.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Weekly disuussions in the online conferece area
Weekly Lessons Learned input in the conference area
Proctored Final Exam (Week=8)

Weekly Quizzes Due Weekly
Research Assignment=(Week 6)

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
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 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 .

Additional Information:
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.

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Last Updated:10/10/2006 10:11:06 PM