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MG 420 Labor Relations
Vocca, Donald E.


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Course

MG 420 Labor Relations

Semester

F1T 2007 DLA

Faculty

Vocca, Donald E.

Title

Senior Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

Myers University  B.S Business Management
Kent State University   M.Ed  Education

Office Location

Pataskala, OH

Office Hours

5pm to 9pm Eastern Standard Time

Daytime Phone

740-927-9434

E-Mail

donald.vocca@park.edu

Semester Dates

10/20/07  to 10/14/07

Class Days

Monday - Sunday each week

Class Time

00:01am to Midnight Eastern Standard Time

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Budd.  Labor Relations: Striking a Balance.  2nd edition.  2008.

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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 Prerequisite: MG352, MK351 and HR 353

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.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Define the term collective bargaining
  2. Identify three laws that support collective bargaining
  3. List four issues that are potential components of a collective bargaining unit.
  4. Define the process of establishing a bargaining  unit
  5. List three examples of unfair labor practices
  6. Describe the role and function of an arbitrator
  7. Describe the process of decertification of a labor bargaining unit
  8. View the movie North Country
Core Assessment:
 

 

Class Assessment:

 

 

Class participation :  (25% of your final grade)
Weekly quizzes (7 total): 25% of your final grade
Research Assignment (due no later than the last day of week 6): 20% of your final grade.
Final exam (to be completed in week 8): 30% of your final grade

The final is CLOSED BOOK, CLOSED NOTE and is not a take home exam.

The comprehensive final exam will be a proctored exam with no exceptions.  Addtionally, regardless of grades achieved on the other course components, students will achieve a grade of at least a 60 on the final exam in order to pass this class.  

 

Grading:

  Grading
A = 90 - 100%
B = 80 - 89.9 %
C = 70 - 79.9%
D = 60 - 69.9%
F = <60% or less than 60% on the final exam

The final exam for all School of Business and Management 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 final exam must address only material which the student has been taught in class.

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 Associate Dean.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
It is not my usual policy to accept late assignments, however, there are exceptions. If I do not hear from you regarding a late assignment I will not accept it after the publicized date.  If you have an extreme emergency and can't access a computer or phone I expect to hear from you as soon as humanly possible. A simple email  or phone call with "I have an emergency and will get back to you in a day or two" will do the trick. Remember, I too was an adult student and know the pressures of family and work related items. Yes, some of you in the military are often subjected to TDY, TAD  etc and this is understandable.
 
Keep in mind one thing, class meets anytime between Monday and 11:59 Eastern Standard Time Sunday . If you log in the classroom participation after that time you will be counted as absent for the week.
 
How do you prevent the above?  Communication, Communication and more Communication.
 
 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
This is a 400 level (senior level) class. Students are expected to be prepared for class each week and be timely with all requirements for this class.  When doing peer reviews of your classmates, remember the written word can have different meanings. Use a kind tone of voice when writing your comments. Meaning, select your words so they are not offensive to your peers and or instructor.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week One 1. Read and Study Chapter 1 of the course text.
2. Read and Study Week 1 Lecture.

 

3. Post your Introduction to the "Introductions" content item by the end of week 1.

 

4. Post a reply to at least one discussion question (DQ) posed by the instructor in the "Conference" area by the end of week 1.

 

5. Post your "Lessons Learned" (LL) in the appropriate thread (see drop-down menu) in the "Conference" area by the end of week 1.

 

6. Post a Peer Review (PR) to at least one classmate's week 1 DQ or LL posting in the "Conference" area by the end of week 1.

 

7. Complete "Week 1 Practice Quiz" (non-credit) by the end of week 1.

 

8. Complete "Week 1 Quiz" (for credit) by the end of week 1. 9. Review requirements for Research Assignment which is due at the end of week 6. Begin working on the assignment as soon as possible.
Week Two
Reading Assigment:
1. Read and Study Chapters 2 and 3 of the course text.

 

2. Read and Study Week 2 Lecture.

 

3. Post a reply to at least one discussion question (DQ) posed by the instructor in the "Conference" area by the end of week 2.

 

4. Post your "Lessons Learned" (LL) in the appropriate thread (see drop-down menu) in the "Conference" area by the end of week 2.

 

5. Post a Peer Review (PR) to at least one classmate's week 2 DQ or LL posting in the "Conference" area by the end of week 2.

 

6. Complete "Week 2 Practice Quiz" (non-credit) by the end of week 2.

 

7. Complete "Week 2 Quiz" (for credit) by the end of week 2. 8. Continue to work on Research Assignment which is due at the end of week 6
Week Three.
Reading Assigment:
1. Read and Study Chapters 4 and 5 of the course text.

 

2. Read and Study Week 3 Lecture.

 

3. Post a reply to at least one discussion question (DQ) posed by the instructor in the "Conference" area by the end of week 3.

 

4. Post your "Lessons Learned" (LL) in the appropriate thread (see drop-down menu) in the "Conference" area by the end of week 3.

 

5. Post a Peer Review (PR) to at least one classmate's week 3 DQ or LL posting in the "Conference" area by the end of week 3.

 

6. Complete "Week 3 Practice Quiz" (non-credit) by the end of week 3.

 

7. Complete "Week 3 Quiz" (for credit) by the end of week 3. 8. Continue to work on Research Assignment which is due at the end of week 6.
Week Four
1. Read and Study Chapters 6 and 10 of the course text.

 

2. Read and Study Week 4 Lecture.

 

3. Post a reply to at least one discussion question (DQ) posed by the instructor in the "Conference" area by the end of week 4.

 

4. Post your "Lessons Learned" (LL) in the appropriate thread (see drop-down menu) in the "Conference" area by the end of week 4.

 

5. Post a Peer Review (PR) to at least one classmate's week 4 DQ or LL posting in the "Conference" area by the end of week 4.

 

6. Complete "Week 4 Practice Quiz" (non-credit) by the end of week 4.

 

7. Complete "Week 4 Quiz" (for credit) by the end of week 4.

 

8. Continue to work on Research Assignment which is due at the end of week 6.
Week Five
1. Read and Study Chapter 7 and 8 of the course text.

 

2. Read and Study Week 5 Lecture.

 

3. Post a reply to at least one discussion question (DQ) posed by the instructor in the "Conference" area by the end of week 5.

 

4. Post your "Lessons Learned" (LL) in the appropriate thread (see drop-down menu) in the "Conference" area by the end of week 5.

 

5. Post a Peer Review (PR) to at least one classmate's week 5 DQ or LL posting in the "Conference" area by the end of week 5.

 

6. Complete "Week 5 Practice Quiz" (non-credit) by the end of week 5.

 

7. Complete "Week 5 Quiz" (for credit) by the end of week 5.

 

8. Continue to work on Research Assignment which is due at the end of week 6.
Week Six
1. Read and Study Chapters 9 and 11 of the course text.

 

2. Read and Study Week 6 Lecture.

 

3. Post a reply to at least one discussion question (DQ) posed by the instructor in the "Conference" area by the end of week 6.

 

4. Post your "Lessons Learned" (LL) in the appropriate thread (see drop-down menu) in the "Conference" area by the end of week 6.

 

5. Post a Peer Review (PR) to at least one classmate's week 6 DQ or LL posting in the "Conference" area by the end of week 6.

 

6. Complete "Week 6 Practice Quiz" (non-credit) by the end of week 6.

 

7. Complete "Week 6 Quiz" (for credit) by the end of week 6.

 

8. Post Research Assignment (in the manner in which requested) to the Week 6 - Research Assignment dropbox by the end of week 6.
Week Seven
1. Read and Study Chapters 12 and 14 of the course text.

 

2. Read and Study Week 7 Lecture.

 

3. Post a reply to at least one discussion question (DQ) posed by the instructor in the "Conference" area by the end of week 7.

 

4. Post a Peer Review (PR) to at least one classmate's week 7 DQ posting in the "Conference" area by the end of week 7. If you do not post a peer review this week, make sure you post a peer review to at least one classmate's week 8 LL posting in the "Conference" area by the end of week 8

 

6. Complete "Week 7 Practice Quiz" (non-credit) by the end of week 7.

 

7. Complete "Week 7 Quiz" (for credit) by the end of week 7.

 

8. Prepare for next week's cumulative Final Exam.

 

1. Read and Study Chapters 12 and 14 of the course text.

 

2. Read and Study Week 7 Lecture.

 

3. Post a reply to at least one discussion question (DQ) posed by the instructor in the "Conference" area by the end of week 7.

 

4. Post a Peer Review (PR) to at least one classmate's week 7 DQ posting in the "Conference" area by the end of week 7. If you do not post a peer review this week, make sure you post a peer review to at least one classmate's week 8 LL posting in the "Conference" area by the end of week 8

 

6. Complete "Week 7 Practice Quiz" (non-credit) by the end of week 7.

 

7. Complete "Week 7 Quiz" (for credit) by the end of week 7.

 

8. Prepare for next week's cumulative Final Exam.
Week Eight
1. Review Chapters 1-12 and Chapter 14 of the course text.

 

2. Review Weeks 1-7 Lectures.

 

3. Review all DQ, LL, and PR "Conference" area postings posted to date.

 

4. If you did not post a Peer Review last week, make sure you post a peer review to at least one classmate's week 8 LL posting in the "Conference" area by the end of week 8

 

5. Complete "Cumulative Final Exam" (for credit) administered by your proctor by close of business on Friday of week 8.

 

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.

  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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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 "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 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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