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HR 353 Introduction to Human Resource Management
Melancon, Tulin


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

S2T 2007 DLB

Faculty

Melancon, Tulin

Title

Senior Online Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

Bachelor Degree in Business Administration
Masters degrees in Business and HRD
MOS Certification, Online Teaching Certification from Park University and LSUS.

Office Location

Virtual Office: I will respond your e-mails within 24-hours and check it daily. Please post your questions, concerns under Virtual Office.

Office Hours

7:30-3:30pm 318-797-5254; 4:30-8:30pm 318-742-9158

Daytime Phone

318-797-5254

Other Phone

318-742-9158

E-Mail

Tulin.Melancon@park.edu

tmelanco@lsus.edu

Semester Dates

03/19/07-05/13/2007

Class Days

Class starts on Mondays and end Sundays.

Class Time

Midnight Sunday till midnight following Sunday(Central Standard Time)

Prerequisites

MG 352 HC351

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Human Resources Management
6/e, ©2003

Wendell L. French , University of Washington



ISBN: 0-618-12335-0

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

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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.

Educational Philosophy:

I believe that online learning is very demanding and requires more discipline and great time management skills on learner's part. Therefore, I expect my students to stay connected to their online class by reading the required textbook, participating in the class activities, discussions, team work. I will do my best to be accessible to my online students via e-mail or by phone as needed. I am here to help my students to reach their educational goals and provide excellent educational services through Park University e-College course management system.

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:

 

 

Each week, we will have quizzess, indebt discussion questions and student participation, case study assignments, term paper, and final exam.

 

 

                                                                                   

Grading:
 

Please review the Grading Criteria for HR353.  There is a total of 1000 possible points for the course.

ITEM

POINTS

GRADING RUBRIC

DUE DATE

HRM Quiz and Introduction 

35 Points (35 Total Points)

None

Wednesday Midnight of Week 1

Case Studies (6)

30 Points Each (180 Total Points)

Case Study Grading Rubric

Sunday Midnight of Week’s 2-7

Literature Review 50 Points (50 Total Points) Literature Review Grading Rubric Sunday Midnight of Week 4

Discussions (8)

30 Points Each (240 Total Points)

Discussion Grading Rubric

Thursday and Sunday Midnight of Week’s 1-8

Term Paper

175 Points (175 Total Points)

Term Paper Grading Rubric

Sunday Midnight of Week 7

Quizzes (6)

6 at 20 Points Each (120 Total Points)

Immediate Online Feedback

Sunday Midnight Week’s 2-7

Final Exam 200 Points (200Total Points) Instructor Feedback

Week 8 Friday (Determined by Proctor Schedule)         

Discussion

30 Points(240 Total Points)

Instructor Feedback Weeks 1-8

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.

The Proctored final exam for online courses must be passed with a grade of 60% or higher in order to pass the course regardless of the overall average.  The grade for students who pass the proctored final will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course.  The proctored final exam must address only material which the student has been taught in class.

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 (Mar 19-Mar 25, 2007)
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  

 

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 (Mar 26- Apr 1, 2007)

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, Equal Employment Laws and Other Regulations 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 (Apr 2-Apr 8, 2007)

Read chapters seven through ten. We'll take a look at Job Design, work Rules and Schedules, Recruitment and Selection and Career Transitions. 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 (Apr 9-Apr 15, 2007)
Read chapters eleven through thirteen. The chapters focus on skills training, development and performance 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 (Apr 16-Apr 22, 2007)

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 and employee benefits 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 (Apr 23-Apr 29, 2007)
Read chapters seventeen through nineteen. 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 (Apr 30-May 6, 2007)
Read chapter twenty. The focus of discussion will be on the negotiating and administering the labor agreement, rights, responsibilities and justice in Human Resource Management. 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 (May 7-May 13, 2007)

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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