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 491 Senior Seminar in Human Resources DevelopmentSemesterS2SS 2007 RAFacultyRocha, Dana R.TitleAdjunct FacultyDegrees/CertificatesBS - Business & Management - University of Maryland, College Park, MDMS - Human Resources Development-Webster University, St. Louis, MOMS - Management - Webster University, St. Louis, MOOffice LocationFt. Sam Houston, TCOffice Hours7:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.or by appointment - email or phone anytimeDaytime Phone210-221-8526Other Phone210-313-4371E-MailDana.Rocha@park.eduDana.Rocha@amedd.army.milFrocha3937@aol.comSemester Dates12 March - 6 May 2007Class Days--T-R--Class Time7:40 - 10:20 PMPrerequisitesEN306B, HR353, HR422, MG365Credit Hours3Textbook: There is no textbook required for this course. As a seminar, discussion will be developed based on selected articles from professional journals available through the Park University online library.
Additional Resources: Supplemental handouts will be provided as needed by the instructor throughout the tenure of the course. Randolph AFB Library; San Antonio Public Library; http://www.workforce.com; also the Park University Library; http://www.park.edu/library/index.aspx has very useful information and access to free database information.
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.Course Description: This course is intended to integrate concepts and techniques from the Human Resources curriculum into a framework of applied programs. This course is designed for the advanced student and will give the student an opportunity to investigate and synthesize various concepts of Human Resources management and to relate them to “real world” situations. Prerequisite: EN306B; HR353, HR422, MG365. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: Provide quality educaiton through interactive lectures, readins, class discussions, internet, videos, web sites and dialog during class; introduction of supplemental data to enhance real life experiences; provide students with practical knowledge of current human resources issues; and allow students to conceptualize and synthesize material as it applies to a multitude of contemporary organizational scenarios.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning OutcomesIdentify three characteristics of learning organizations.Explain how an organization's human resources can contribute to the competitive advantage and fulfillment of the mission.List three potential barriers organizations encounter in their attempts to change in their use of human resources.Describe how changing demographics in our population are impacting the benefit packages and expectations of employees.Describe three challenges for white males facing more diversity in the work place.Write a brief assessment of the implementation and use of diversity programs and the effectiveness of these programs.Describe two frustrations expressed by current entry-level applicants for positions in organizations.Identify and describe three or more Human Resource Management Jobs for the future , the typical educational background of future HR professionals, and explain how these jobs will impact the other functions of the organization, as well as the organization's strategic plan.Core Assessment: Final examinationLink to Class RubricClass Assessment: Grades will be based on the satisfactory completion and timely submission of the weekly reaction papers, the research paper, attendance and class participation in discussions, and performance on the examination over the learning objectives. Each student is responsible for:
Completing weekly reading assignments
Completing Weekly Discussion Questions and submitting a reaction paper each week as specified by the instructor.
Developing and submitting a research paper on any of the seven weekly topics. Minimum length is 1500 words and the use of 8 professional publications such as journals or magazines related to the human resource field. This position paper will be due by the end of week seven.
Completing a Final Examination over the learning objectives.
HR 491 Senior Seminar in Human Resources Development
S2SS 2007 RA
Rocha, Dana R.
BS - Business & Management - University of Maryland, College Park, MDMS - Human Resources Development-Webster University, St. Louis, MOMS - Management - Webster University, St. Louis, MO
Ft. Sam Houston, TC
7:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.or by appointment - email or phone anytime
12 March - 6 May 2007
7:40 - 10:20 PM
EN306B, HR353, HR422, MG365
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email email@example.com or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Total points possible 420
All final exams will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Associate Dean.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
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.
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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