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 353 Introduction to Human Resource ManagementSemesterS1SS 2008 RAFacultyRocha, Dana R.TitleAdjunct FacultyDegrees/CertificatesBS (BMGT) – University of Maryland, College Park, MDMA - (HRDV) Webster University, St. Louis, MOMA - (MGMT) Webster University, St. Louis, MOOffice LocationFt Sam Houston, TXOffice HoursMonday - Friday 07:00AM - 4:00PM or by email anytimeDaytime Phone(210) 221-8526 (W)Other Phone(210) 313-4371(C)E-MailDana.Rocha@park.eduDana.Rocha@amedd.army.milDrocha3937@aol.comSemester Dates14 Jan – 9 Mar 2008Class Days--T-R--Class Time4:55 - 7:35 PMPrerequisitesMG352Credit Hours3Textbook: French, Wendell L., Human Resources Management, 6th Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company College Division, ISBN 0618123350, 2007Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstoreTextbooks can be purchased through the Parkville BookstoreAdditional 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 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/.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. PREREQUISITE: MG 352 or HC 351. 3:0:3Educational Philosophy: Provide quality education through interactive lectures, readings, discussions, and dialog; introduce supplemental data to enhance real life experiences; provide students with practical knowledge of current human resources issues; local, national and international, and allow students to conceptualize and synthesize material as it applies to a multitude of contemporary organizational scenarios. Learning Outcomes: Core Learning OutcomesDefine “human resource management.”Explain how a firm's human resources influence organizational performance.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.List the factors influencing worker motivation that are under managers' control.Describe the process of job analysis, components of a job description, and those of a job specification.Explain why compliance with HR law is an important part of doing business.Explain why employees join unions.Describe the employment-at-will doctrine.Core Assessment: Final exam
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: In addition to the midterm and final exams, students will select an article from a current journal and present a 5-7 minute speech using a brief outline. Students will research a topic of their choosing related to a Human Resources issue and submit a research paper in accordance with APA standards as follows: 1) Font/Font Size: 12/New Times Roman or Courier New, 2) Title page, 3) Abstract (2 paragraphs), Titles/Headings in the body, and references cited I.A.W. APA standards with Author/Web Site and Date, Ex. (Rocha 2006), Reference Page (use references from 4 different sources, i.e., Books, Periodicals, Web Sites, and Experts). **Note: Your textbook cannot be your only reference source.
Your topic must be approved by the instructor to ensure the topic is appropriate and is related to Human Resources.
Grading: Grades will be determined by a total point system. A student may earn a total of 100 points for the course. The following grading standard will apply:
90 - 100............A
80 - 89..............B
70 - 79..............C
60 - 69..............D
Mid-Term Exam...........................25 Points
Final Exam...................................30 Points
Topical Speech............................10 Points
Research Paper............................25 Points
Attendance/Class Participation…………………10 Points
**Unexcused or excused absences will result in a deduction of participation points per class session.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.
HR 353 Introduction to Human Resource Management
S1SS 2008 RA
Rocha, Dana R.
BS (BMGT) – University of Maryland, College Park, MDMA - (HRDV) Webster University, St. Louis, MOMA - (MGMT) Webster University, St. Louis, MO
Ft Sam Houston, TX
Monday - Friday 07:00AM - 4:00PM or by email anytime
(210) 221-8526 (W)
14 Jan – 9 Mar 2008
4:55 - 7:35 PM
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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/.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
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.
The instructor will not accept assignments late unless the classes missed are for legitimate reasons such as illness or temporary duty. However, the student must make up the missed work and provide a copy of official TDY orders. Late assignments will be lowered by 5 points. All Exams will be taken according to the class schedule - no exceptions.
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 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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