MG 420 - Labor Relations
U1HH 2008 PA
Hall, John B.
M. A. Health Care AdministrationB. S. Human Resources ManagementA. S. Office Management
Park Office, Bldg. 50, Area B, WPAFB, Ohio
Will meet anytime with appoinment
May 26 - July27, 2008
5:30 - 10:30 PM
Textbook: Budd, John W.; "Labor Relations: Striking A Balance"; McGraw-Hill Companies Inc.; New York, NY; 2nd Ed.; 2008. (ISBN 0-07-284221-0)
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites, and writings. The instructor will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
1. Completion of all READING ASSIGNMENTS.
2. Participation in CLASS DISCUSSIONS.
3. Participation in and completion & presentation of a GROUP PROJECT as assigned by the instructor.
6. Completion, presentation, and timely SUBMISSION OF A TERM PAPER on the approved topic. (8-10 pages)
7. Successful completion of a MIDTERM EXAM and a FINAL EXAM. (NOTE: The midterm and comprehensive final will not be take-home tests. Both tests will be closed notes and closed book exams.)
The student's final course grade will be based on a 100 POINT SCALE distributed as follows:
FOUR ARTICLE REPORTS: 9 pts. (9%)
GROUP PROJECT: 16pts. (16%)
TERM PAPER & PRESENTATION: 20 pts. (20%)
MIDTERM EXAM: 25 pts. (25%)
FINAL EXAM: 30 pts. (30%) The TOTAL POINTS EARNED and GRADE AWARDED will be according to the following scale:
90-100 pts. = A
80 -89 pts. = B
70-79 pts. = C
The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. 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 Dean of the School of Business and Management.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Faculty members are expected to dismiss from their classrooms students whose behavior is detrimental to good order in the classroom. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the use of abusive or obscene language, attending class under the influence of drugs or alcohol, etc. Students who are dismissed from class may be given failing grades, suspension, or expulsion from Park University. Students whose behavior, either verbal or written, is detrimental to the good order of Park University may be subject to disciplinary action ranging from suspension to expulsion from Park University. Students who exhibit abusive or obscene language or behavior toward administrative personnel or support staff are also subject to suspension or expulsion from Park University.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: SESSION 1 (May 28th) - "Overview of Course & Contemporary Labor Relations"- (Chapter 1) SESSION 2 (June 4th) - "Labor Relations Outcomes" and Article Presentations - (Chapters 2 & 3) SESSION 3 (June 11th) - "Historical Development & Labor Law" and Article Presentations - (Chapter 4 & 5) SESSION 4 (June 18th) - "Union Organization & Representation", Article Presentations and Review For Midterm Exam - (Chapters 6 & 7) SESSION 5 (June 25th) - MIDTERM EXAM & Article Presentations. SESSION 6 (July 2nd) - "Bargaining & Strikes/Dispute Settlement", Article Presentations, and Term Paper Presentations - (Chapters 8 & 9) SESSION 7 (July 9th) - "Employee Involvement & Globalization" and Term Paper Presentations - (Chapters 10, 11, & 12) SESSION 8 (July 16th) - "Grievances, Arbitration, & Disciplinary Action" , Term Paper Presentations and Review For Final Exam - (Chapters 13 & 14) SESSION 9 (July 23rd ) - FINAL EXAM and Group Project Presentations.
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
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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