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HR 434 Compensation Management
Aubrey, John W.


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 434 Compensation Management

Semester

F1GG 2007 MI

Faculty

Aubrey, John W.

Title

Senior Adjunct Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

MA, Central Michigan University
BS, State University of New York
Certified, Human Resource Professional

Office Location

1809 S. Bdwy, Suite R, Minot

Office Hours

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Daytime Phone

701.857.6018

Other Phone

701.852.2036

E-Mail

john.aubrey@park.edu

mbc@minot.com

Semester Dates

August 20, 2007 to October 12, 2007

Class Days

----R--

Class Time

5:00 - 10:20 PM

Prerequisites

AC202 and HR 353.

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Compensation Management in a Knowledge-Based World, Richard I. Henderson, 10th Edition, 2006, Prentice Hall, ISBN: 0-13-149479-1

Compensation Management in a Knowledge-Based World EXERCISE BOOK, John H. Gray, 10th Edition, 2006, Prentice Hall, ISBN: 0-13-1494482-1

Both the text and the Exercise Book will be required in the 10th Edition.

 

 

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Course Description:

A study of compensation theories, policies, systems and practices with emphasis on the design of effective compensation programs. The course views compensation basically from the employer's point of view. PREREQUISITES: AC202 and HR 353. 3:0:3

Readings of assigned chapters and completion of assigned exercises will assist in providing a better understanding of Compensation Systems and the various parts of the system.

Educational Philosophy:

The course will consist of the student reading assignments and completing exercises.  Both are extremely important to gain an understanding of Compensation Management.  Each class period will consist of presentations by the instructor and discussion of the readings and the exercises.  Real life examples will be given by the instructor to assist in understanding compensation.

It is expected that for each class period the students read and present by sharing the information with others students at least two current events articles dealing with compensation management issues.  This will normally be accomplsihed during the first part of the class.  The current events readings do not have to be turned in to the instructor.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify three key processes and systems in the compensation management field.
  2. Describe three current, Compensation Management issues
  3. Identify the differences between direct and indirect compensation and define each of the direct and indirect forms of compensation described in the text.
  4. Apply the Key Steps to Formulate a Total Compensation Strategy.
  5. Identify the dimensions that comprise a pay structure and factors that influence the structure.
  6. Explain the differences between job-based, knowledge-based and competency-based pay structure.
  7. Describe the legally required benefits by employee class.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Prepare and present current events articles to assist all students in better understanding compensation management.
Core Assessment:
Final Exam and Case Study Report

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Examinations:

There will be one examination for the course. The examination will be a comprehensive test based on the core learning objectives.
 Preparation and presentation on compensation subject:

Each student will prepare a paper (10 to 12 pages in length - double-spaced) and present to the class with visual aids.  The preparation of the paper is worth 100 points and the presentation is worth 100 points.

Exercises:

Each exercise completed will be worth 50 points.

Current Events Articles:

10 points each

Attendance:

15 points each

 

Grading:

Examinations: 1 - 150 points each -Total 150 points

Preparation and Presentation of Paper - 50 points each - Total 100 points

Exercises: 10  - 1 points each - Total between 100  points

Current Events: 5 points each - Total 40 points

Attendance: 50 points each - Total 50 points

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 expected that assignment will be turned in on time.  If it is necessary to miss a class, assignments needs to be submitted prior to the class period (i.e. if you are going to miss the class period, your work needs to be e-mailed to the instructor prior to 5 pm on the day of class or in the instructor's box at the Park University Office at MAFB by 5 pm) to gain full credit.

If the assignment is not in on time there will be 10 points deducted from  the grade for each assignments due.

If you are going to miss a class period, let the instructor know before 5 pm the day of the class meeting. Because we are scheduled to meet only 8 times during the term, it is imperative that you attend classes held.  If you miss class, you miss important examples given by the instructor and the discussion among the students about the material.

 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1 - Read Chapters 1, 2, and 3 and be prepared to discuss; present 2 current events articles

 

Week 2 - Read Chapters 4 and 5 and be prepared to discuss; present 2 current events articles; prepare exercises assigned

 

Week 3 - Read Chapters 6 and 7 and be prepared to discuss; present 2 current events articles; prepare exercises assigned

 

Week 4 - Read Chapters 8 and 9 and be prepared to discuss; present 2 current events articles; prepare exercises assigned

 

Week 5 - Read Chapters 10 and 11 and be prepared to discuss; present 2 current events articles; prepare exercises assigned

 

Week 6 - Read Chapters 12 and 13 and be prepared to discuss; present 2 current events articles; prepare exercises assigned

 

Week 7 - Read Chapters 14, 15, and 16 and be prepared to discuss; present 2 current events articles; prepare exercises assigned

 

Week 8 - Read Chapters 17 and 18 and be prepared to discuss; present 2 current events articles; prepare exercises assigned; Test Chapters 10-16; present major paper to the class. Take 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 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.

Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

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Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1 - Examine the current state of compensation decision making.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Explains the current state of compensation decision and. recommend at least three ways to deal with the issues, and supports the recommendations by referring to specific theories and concepts. Explains the issues surrounding the organization and recommends at least two ways to deal with the issues. Provides an incomplete or inaccurate analysis and/or less than two alternative solutions. No answer or insignificant explanation 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
2 - Articulate the implications of recent theoretical and research developments related to compensation decisions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Provides an explanation of the implications of recent theoretical and research developments related to compensation decisions. Provides a minimal explanation of the implications of recent theoretical or the research developments related to compensation decisions Provides an incomplete or inaccurate explanation of the implications of recent theoretical or the research developments related to compensation decisions No answer or insignificant explanation 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
2, 10, 21 - Describe the difference between direct and indirect compensation and define each of the direct and indirect forms of compensation described                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Submits a very complete, thorough articulation and description of the difference between direct and indirect compensation and define each of the direct and indirect forms of compensation described by the text.



 
Articulates the difference between direct and indirect compensation or defines a minimum of the direct and indirect forms of compensation described by the text.



 
Provides an incomplete or inaccurate articulation of the  difference between direct and indirect compensation or defines one of the direct and indirect forms of compensation described by the text No answer or insignificant explanation 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1, 25 - Explain the application of “The Pay Model” as presented in the text.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Provides an accurate and complete presentation of the application of “The Pay Model” as presented in the text.



 
Provides a partial description of the application of “The Pay Model” as presented in the text.



 
Provide an incomplete or inaccurate description the application of “The Pay Model” as presented in the text No answer or insignificant explanation 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
6, 7 - the principles of employee motivation and compensation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Explains accurately 100%  the principles of employee motivation and compensation and

develop a total reward system/pay for performance plan.



 
Articulate 80% of the principles of employee motivation and compensation and

Demonstrate a minimal total reward system/pay for performance plan.



 
Provides the 50% of the principles of employee motivation and compensation.

develop a minimal total reward system/pay for performance plan.



 
No answer or insignificant explanation 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
3, 17, 20, 22, 25 - Explain the Key Steps to Formulate a Total Compensation Strategy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Articulate accurately the Key Steps to Formulate a Total Compensation Strategy. Articulate accurately a three or less of the Key Steps to Formulate a Total Compensation Strategy Inarticulate the Key Steps to Formulate a Total Compensation Strategy No answer or insignificant explanation 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
13, 7, 8, 14 - Illustrate how to design strategies that can be used to improve the accuracy of performance appraisals.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Explain how to design strategies that can be used to improve the accuracy of performance appraisals. Articulate a 80% of the process how to design strategies that can be used to improve the accuracy of performance appraisals. Inaccurately explain the process of how to design strategies that can be used to improve the accuracy of performance appraisals. No answer or insignificant explanation 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
5, 6, 7, 8, 24 - Explain the advantages and disadvantages of Person-Based Internal Structure and how to develop both a Person Based Skill and Competencies based structure.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Articulate accurately the advantages and disadvantages of Person-Based Internal Structure and how to develop both a Person Based Skill and Competencies based structure.



 
Explain a 80% of the advantages and disadvantages of Person-Based Internal Structure and how to develop both a minimal Person Based Skill and Competencies based structure.



 
Inaccurately explain the advantages and disadvantages of Person-Based Internal Structure and how to develop both a Person Based Skill and Competencies based structure.



 
No answer or insignificant explanation 

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