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HR 353 Intro to Human Resource Mgmt
Hahm, Jack P.


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 353 Intro to Human Resource Mgmt

Semester

F2O 2008 BR

Faculty

Hahm, Jack P.

Title

Adjunct Professor

Degrees/Certificates

Ph.D.

Office Location

TBA

Office Hours

By Appointment Only

E-Mail

jack.hahm@park.edu

Semester Dates

October 20 - December 14, 2008

Class Days

Monday & Wednesday

Class Time

18:15 - 21:00

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Robert L. Mathis and John H. Jackson, Human Resource Management, 12th Edition, ISBN/ISSN: 0-324-542755; ISBN-13: 978-0-324-54275-2

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Course Description:
HR353 Introduction to Human Resource Management: theory, methodology and application of human resource planning and development techniques, staffing analysis and planning, career management, management secession and development, and performance improvement. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is pragmatic in that students learn by doing and applying what he or she learned. In this course, with proper learning attitude, students will learn from including but not limited to readings, lectures, videos, case studies, discussion, research and presentation, examinations, and class participation.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Define “human resource management.”
  2. Explain how a firm's human resources influence organizational performance.
  3. 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.
  4. List the factors influencing worker motivation that are under managers' control.
  5. Describe the process of job analysis, components of a job description, and those of a job specification.
  6. Explain why compliance with HR law is an important part of doing business.
  7. Explain why employees join unions.
  8. Describe the employment-at-will doctrine.


Core Assessment:
Final exam

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

In addition to the Core Assessment, this course assessment will include but not limited to class attendance/participation, case study assignments, research paper and presentation, and examinations.
 
Research Paper and Presentation: The research paper is based on problems faced by human resource management of an organization in which the solutions are presented by student's knowledge of the course objectives. Along with the textbook, it is require a minimum of six additional references from academic literature. The body of the paper shall be 5-8 pages in length excluding reference and bibliography pages as well as any appendix. The format and style of paper must prepared according to APA edition. The first paragraph needs to introduce the topic and the main points of the paper. The main points of the paper will need to include the main solutions based on the course objectives a student have chosen to address the problems faced by the actual or fictional organization. The next step is to analyze and summarize each of the problems and solutions. Moving from one section to the next, there must be a continuity to tie one summary into the next. A final concluding paragraph should be included at the end. No personal pronouns allowed in the paper. The paper is due by a week prior to final class meeting or earlier. In addition to a hard copy, the paper must be submitted electronically (cd, floppy, or an e-mail attachment). Any late paper will not be awarded anything higher than a C grade. The paper will be graded including but not limited to organization, grammar, logical solution, continuity, main points, format, and style. For Oral Presentation of the paper student may use power point slides. Do not mealy read the paper or power point. Use conversational presentation.
 
Midterm and Final Examination: The questions will be comprehensive and arrive from text materials, lectures, discussion, case studies, video, and  student presentation. Type of questions shall be multiple choice, short answers, case study and essay. The final exam will also include Core Assessment which is the course objectives or Core Learning Outcomes.
 
Case Studies will be assigned for students to use analytical ability and problem solving skills.
 
Video will be watch as a part of learning exercise. Student should be able to gain new knowledge and learn new examples and be able to apply or transfer ideas to learning agenda as well as apply in real situations.

Grading:

Attendance/participation 10%
Case Studies 10%
Research Paper 20%
Research Oral Presentation 10%
Midterm 20%
Core Assessment (Final) 30%
 
The following percentage range will be used to assign final course grades:
90% -100% = A
80% - 89%  = B
70% - 79%  = C
60% - 69%  = D
Below 60%  = 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:
Regardless type of excuse, any assignment turned in later than 7 days past due date will not receive credit. Any late submission regardless of quality level it will not be awarded higher than a C for work. Late exams are not allowed, except an emergency. Student must submit physician's note if ill.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
All students are expected to be respectful of others' backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and present situation. Any infraction or negative behavior will be evaluated by the instructor for proper course of action and may effect student's final course grade.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week                           Text Chapters                              Additional Activities
1                                        1-2              Introduction, Syllabus, Topic and Case Assignments
2                                        3-6                                  Case Studies, Video
3                                        7-9                Case Studies, Video, Review for Midterm Exam
4                                      10-11                          Midterm, Case Studies, Video
5                                      12-15         Case Studies, Paper Presentation, Video, Midterm Result
7                                      16-17    Paper Presentation, Video, Review for Final Exam, Paper Due
8                                                          Paper Presentation, Core Assessment/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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

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, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. 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".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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
Explain how a firm's human resources influence organizational performance.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Provides a very thorough, in-depth explanation of how human resources are the  main way organizations perform, including examples from actual organizations. Explains how an organization's human resources can contribute to the achievement of organization objectives and performance. Provides a incomplete, vague,  or inaccurate explanation of the relation between human resources and organization performance. No significant answer or unrelated material. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Creates and throroughly describes situations and examples as well as identification of the HR initiatives to respond to workplace changes including diversity, globalization, and downsizing. Describes how Human Resource initiatives may be used to address workplace changes including diversity, globalization and downsizing. Provides a incomplete, vague or inaccurate description of the use of HR initiatives to address change. No significant answer or unrelated material. 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
Explain why employees join unions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Submits a thorough explanation of more three reasons employees join unions and examples to support each reason. Provides an explanation of at least three reasons employees join unions. Provides a incomplete (less than three reasons), vague or inaccurate explanation of why employees join unions. No significant answer or unrelated material. 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
Define “human resource management.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Defines “human resource management” with an in-depth explanation of the relation between HRM and the other organizational functions, and examples to support the definition and explanation. Defines “human resource management” to include the relation to other managerial functions and the role of HRM in organizations. Provides a incomplete, vague or inaccurate definition of the term “human resource management.” No significant answer or unrelated material. 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
Explain why compliance with HR law is an important part of doing business.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Submits a thorough explanation of all aspects of HR law compliance and supports the explanation with examples. Explains  why compliance with HR law is important in terms of operating a business that includes legal and societal relations. Provides a incomplete, vague or inaccurate explanation. No significant answer or unrelated material. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
Describe the process of job analysis, components of a job description, and those of a job specification.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Provides a thorough, complete description and explains the relation between the three activities, the risks, and the positive outcomes of processes. Describes the process(es)  of job analysis, components of a job description, and those of a job specification.

 
Provides a incomplete, vague or inaccurate description of the process. No significant answer or unrelated material. 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
Explain how a firm's human resources influence organization performance.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
An extensive description and explanation which includes the historical background and projects different scenarios for the future. Explains how an organization's human resources can contribute to the achievement of organization objectives and performance. Provides a incomplete, vague or inaccurate explanation. No significant answer or unrelated material. 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
List the factors influencing worker motivation that are under managers' control.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Provides an extensive background on the theories supporting the factors as well as the factors under a managers control. Provides a complete list of the factors that a manager may influence or control in terms of worker performance. Provides a incomplete, vague or inaccurate list. No significant answer or unrelated material. 

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