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HR 421 Corporate Training & Develop
Rocha, Dana R.


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 421 Corporate Training and Development

Semester

F1SS 2007 RA

Faculty

Rocha, Dana R.

Title

Adjunct

Degrees/Certificates

BS - Business & Management - University of Maryland
MA - Human Resources Development - Webster University
MA - Management - Webster University

Office Location

Ft Sam Houston, TX

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 3:45 - 4:30 p.m. by phone or appt

Daytime Phone

210-221-8526

Other Phone

210-313-4371

E-Mail

dana.rocha@park.edu

dana.rocha@amedd.army.mil

Frocha3937@aol.com

Semester Dates

20 August 2007 - 14 October 2007

Class Days

--M-W--Bldg 208/Rm30 - Randolph AFB, TX

Class Time

4:55 PM - 7:35 PM

Prerequisites

*HR 353 - Introduction to Human Resources Management

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Employee Training and Development; Noe, R; 4th Edition; McGraw-Hill Irwin; 2007

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:

Some internet resources will be used in this class.  Also, Human Resources manuals and periodicals will be used to research current topics local/national and international. 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.park.edu/support  - The Online Writing Lab (Park's own service)
http://www.smarthinking.com/  - Smarthinking (a large, national service) - When you go to their website, look at the top of the right side of the screen. The NEW user name to type in is: online help  The password  is:  smartaccess.
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 helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.


Course Description:
A study of education, training and development in corporations. On-the-job training, computer based training, executive education and the role of outside vendors will be discussed. PREREQUISITE: HR 353. 3:0:3.  Through discussion, illustration, and student involvement, the student is introduced to the basics of training and development of employees.  Areas of concentration will include strategic training; needs assessments; program design; evaluation; training methods; e-learning; employee development; and caree management. 

Educational Philosophy:
To provide a logical approach to the study of training and development, to include both concepts and practices.  Through exercises and case studies, the student will be introduced to a practical application of the reading material, as well as having the basic tenets reinforced for future reference.  This study will progress through all aspects of training and development.  This will lay the necessary foundation for assiting managers in the complex task of evaluating training needs and providing programs to accomplish the needs. 

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss the competitive challenges corporations face and explain how training can help deal with these challenges.
  2. Explain how changes in work roles influence training.
  3. Discuss the role of organization analysis, person analysis, and task analysis in needs assessment.
  4. Differentiate between “training” and “human resource development.”
  5. Explain how personal characteristics, input, output, consequences, and feedback influence performance and learning.
  6. Identify and discuss the five types of learner outcomes.
  7. Discuss the key features of the learning organization
  8. Explain why evaluation is important.


Core Assessment:
Final exam

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

A variety of methods will be used to assess the learning that occurs in this course.  Students will be assessed on their class participation, performance on examinations, writing assignments, an oral presentation, and a research paper.   In addition to the mid-term and final examinations, students are required to prepare a research paper during the term of instruction. It is recommended but not mandatory to select a topic that will directly relate to the chapters we will be reviewing during the course. Research or other materials previously used for course credit cannot be used for this course. This effort must be original for this particular course. The subject of your paper must be chosen no later than week two of the semester to ensure time enough to complete the project as well as time to grade it. The written project should be 6 to 8 pages, double-spaced, grammatically correct   (not including cover sheet, references, or attachments). The American Psychological Association (APA) publication style is required. Your references should be noted at the end of the paper. Plastic report covers and separate folders will not be accepted. A single staple is the preferred method of binding. Please include a cover sheet with your written document. ALL PAPERS WILL BE DUE BY WEEK #7 (Wednesday) (NO EXCEPTIONS). The final will be week #8 and I would like to return your papers for your review on that night. Students are encouraged to use the internet's search tools. The World Wide Web is a section of the Internet that offers easy access to text, graphics and other multi-media resources. An Oral presentation of 5 - 7 minutes is required over the same topic of your written research paper. Half of the class will present their oral presentations on the date of the mid-term examination and the remainder will be presented on the date of the final examination.
Final Comprehensive Examination:  40 points, 40%--The comprehensive final is not a take home test.  It is a closed book and closed notes exam.

 

Grading:

Grading:
 
Midterm exam = 30 points (30% of overall grade)

Final Comprehensive Examination:  40 points, 40%--The comprehensive final is not a take home test.  It is a closed book and closed notes exam

Research Paper = 10 points (10% of overall grade)

Oral Presentation = 10 points (10% of overall grade)

Class Participation/Case Studies = 10 points (10% of overall grade)
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.
 
Total Points = 100

Standard Scale (%)

90-100 = A

80-89 = B

70-79 = C

60-69 = D

59 & Below = F                                                             

 

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.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

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 to the instructor.  Late assignments will be lowered by 5 points.  All Exams will be taken according to the class schedule, in the case of a verificable personal emergency (within 24 hours of exam). No course materials will be accepted after the class meeting.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students are expected to treat their classroom obligations as they would any professional engagement. In addition to taking responsibility for information shared during the instructor's lecture, students will:

1.  Arrive promptly for class.  Class attendance is part of your class participation, which is a portion of your overall grade.  Roll will be checked="checked"="checked="checked""="checked="checked"="checked="checked""" at the beginning of each class period and after each break.

2.  Excused absences will be granted at the instructor's discretion.

3.  Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive.  Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems.  Printers run out of ink and hard drives crash.  Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology.  Be sure to save copies of your work to a disk, a flash drive, a hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.

4.  Prepare and take part in class discussions of assigned readings and exercises.  This means that you have to read the assigned readings and are prepared to discuss them during class.  This course will consist of class discussion, small group discussion, group work, video clips, and lecture.  

5.  Assigned readings will not always be reviewed in class, but examinations will be from both assigned readings and class/group discussion. 

6. Adhere to deadlines and timetables established by the instructor.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
20 Aug (Mon)- Introductions and review of class meetings, attendance policies, class assignments, and course expectations. Review of grading policies, and course overview - Chapter 1 Introduction to Employee Training and Development. 22 Aug (Wed) - Chapter 2 - Strategic Training

27 Aug (Mon) - Chapter 3 - Needs Assessment

29 Aug (Wed) - Chapter 4 - Learning: Theories and Program Design

 

3 Sept (Mon) - Chapter 5 - Transfer of Training

 

5 Sept (Wed) - Chapter 6 - Training Evaluation

 

10 Sept (Mon) - Chapter 7 - Traditional Training Methods (Half of the Oral Presentations)

 

12 Sept (Wed) - Chapter 8 - E-Learning and Use of Technology in Training - Video Clips 17 Sept- (Mon) -
MIDTERM REVIEW - Video Clips
19 Sept- (Wed) - MID TERM (Chapters 1-7)

 

24 Sept - (Mon) - Chapter 9 - Employee Development

 

26 Sept (Wed) - Chapter 10 - Special Issues in Training and Employee Development

 

1 Oct (Mon) - Chapter 11 - Careers and Career Management - All remaining Oral Presentations; Video Clips

 

3 Oct (Wed) - Chapter 12 - Special Challenges in Career Management - Research Papers are due.

 

8 Oct (Mon) Chapter 13 - The Future of Training and Development - FINAL EXAM REVIEW (Chapters 8-13)

 

10 Oct -07 (Wed) Final Examination - (Comprehensive) - Final Comprehensive Examination: 40 points, 40%--The comprehensive final is not a take home test. It is a closed book and closed notes 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
Academic Honesty is required of members of a learning community, and any deviation from this policy will not be tolerated.

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
Students are expected to attend the regularly scheduled class sessions unless excused for valid reason(s).  Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each class session and after each break and reported to Park University as required. Excused absences will be granted at the instructor's discretion.

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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
Identify and discuss the five types of learner outcomes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Provides an accurate identification, a discussion of each type and examples of how each type is used in actual training situation. Provides an accurate identification of the five types of learning outcomes and discussion of each type. Leas than or less than five types identified and discussed. No types identified or irrelevant material submitted. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
Explain how personal characteristics, input, output, consequences, and feedback influence performance and learning.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
A very thorough explanation with descriptions and examples of the impacts on performance and learning. Provides a thorough explanation, and description of the impact on performance and learning. Incomplete or inaccurate description of  personal characteristics, iput, output, consequences, and/or feedback. No explanation provided or irrelevant material submitted. 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
Explain why evaluation is important.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
A very thorough explanation with descriptions and examples of how evaluation takes place and relates to the training process. Provides an explanation that describes how evaluation relates to the other steps in the training process. Incomplete or inaccurate explanation. No explanation provided or irrelevant material submitted. 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
Differentiate between “training” and “human resource development                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
A very clear description and distinction with examples of the outcomes of each term. Provides a clear distinction between the two terms. Incomplete or inaccurate differentiation. No explanation provided or irrelevant material submitted. 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
Discuss the key features of  the learning organization                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
A very complete, thorough discussion including the outcomes of each feature and the impact on the organization. Discusses at least five of the ten features of a learning organization. Discusses less than five of the ten features No discussion or irrelevant material provided. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
Identify and discuss the five types of learner outcomes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Identifies and  discusses thoroughly all five types of learner outcomes and the impact on the organization. Identifies and discusses   all five of the learner outcomes. Identifies less than five or provides inaccurate or vague discussion. No identification or irrelevant material provided. 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
Discuss the competitive challenges corporations face and explain how training can help deal with these challenges                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Submits a complete, thorough discussion that includes not only the challenges but all examples or instances in which organizations succeeded or failed due to the inappropriate or neglected use of training and development. Discusses all five of the competitive challenges and explains how each may be addressed by training and development. Provides an incomplete or inaccurate discussion and explanation. No identification or irrelevant material provided. 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
Explain how personal characteristics, input, output, consequences, and feedback influence performance and learning                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Provides a complete, thorough discussion that includes personal characteristics, inputs, outputs, consequences or feedback and/or the influence on performance and learning. Explains how address personal characteristics, inputs, outputs, consequences or feedback and/or the influence on performance and learning. Provides an incomplete explanation which does not address personal characteristics, inputs, outputs, consequences or feedback and/or the influence on performance and learning. No explanation or irrelevant material provided. 

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