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PO 334 Public Personnel Administration
Lockhart, Richard


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

PO 334 Public Personnel Administration

Semester

F2J 2009 DN

Faculty

Lockhart, Rich

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Daytime Phone

816.234.5178

E-Mail

richard.lockhart@park.edu

Semester Dates

October 21, 2009 to December 9, 2009

Class Days

---W---

Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Daley, Dennis M.,  Strategic Human Resource Management, Prentice Hall. ISBN: 0-13-028260-X
 
Selected journal articles and case studies provided by instructor.
 

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

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/.

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:
Analysis of the various functions of public personnel administration including: recruitment, placement, training, salary, evaluation, retirement, personnel problems, labor relations, collective bargaining, ethics, merit systems, and EEO programs 3:0:3.

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is based on learning through sharing information and experiences.  The instructor will use lecture, discussion of current events, assigned readings (from the text and from journal articles) to engage students in studying human resource management.  The instructor will also use case studies to feed discussion of real life human resource problems.  Students are expected to come to class prepared to engage in discussion of the material.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain merit systems and how they are used in governmental administrative systems; compare merit systems with non-merit systems and the appropriateness of both; and review recent approaches to performance appraisal.
  2. Explain compensation and benefit packages for public employees and how they are structured.
  3. Delineate the purposes of training and development programs for public employees.
  4. Provide an explanation of recruitment and selection methods used in public employment; and evaluate such methods in terms of their ability to provide governments with appropriate personnel.
  5. Review the legal bases for collective bargaining in the public sector; and examine the various forms of such collective bargaining and evaluate the positives and negatives of such collective bargaining on the public sector.


Core Assessment:

Core Assessment

All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures Departmental Learning Outcomes.  The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities.  The core assessment for this course is the Final Exam and will account for at least 20% of the total grade for the course and cover at least three of the Core Learning Outcomes. 

Class Assessment:
The class assessment will consist of attendance, quizzes, mid-term exam and final exam, an article summary and a case study.  The quizzes and exams will cover the material from the assigned readings and the lecture.  The article summary will need to come from professional journal that deals with human resource management.  The student will select a topic for the case study.  The student's class participation grade will be based on participation in class discussion and completion of discussion questions.

Grading:

Attendance 10%
Class participation 10%
Article Summary 15%
Case Study 15%
Quizzes 10%
Mid-Term exam 20%
Final Exam 20%

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Article summaries or case studies may be turned in one day late with a 50% penalty.  A missed quiz may not be made up and will result in a zero.  The mid-term or final exam may be made up at the discretion of the instructor with a valid excuse.  A valid excuse would need to be documented by the student to the satisfaction of the instructor.  Without a valid excuse or proper documentation, the student will receive a zero.  The class participation and attendance grade will also be negatively affected by any absences.  Discussion questions are due at the beginning of the class period.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to be on time and participate in discussions.  Cell phones and pagers should be turned on vibrate.  Students may only answer emergency calls during class.  Chronic tardiness will result in a reduction of the attendance and class participation points.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Date Reading Assignment (from Daley) Assignment Due
10/21 Chapter 1 + article

Quiz

10/28 Chapter 2 + article Quiz and Discussion Questions
11/04 Chapter 3 + article Quiz, Article Summary and Discussion Questions
11/11 Chapter 4 and 5 + article Mid-term exam and Discussion Questions
11/18 Chapter 6 + article Quiz and Discussion Questions
11/25 Chapter 7 + article Quiz and Discussion Questions
12/02 Chapter 8 + article Quiz, Discussion Questions and Case Study
12/09 Chapter 9 and 10 + article Discussion Questions and 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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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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Last Updated:9/25/2009 4:19:57 PM