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HR 353 Intro to Human Resource Mgmt
Robinson, Lillian 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 353 Intro to Human Resource Mgmt

Semester

S1U 2010 LU

Faculty

Robinson, Lillian R.

Title

Adjunct, Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

M. A. in Human Resources
B. S. in Occupational Education
Equal Employment Oportunity Certification

Office Location

Goodyear, AZ

Office Hours

8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Daytime Phone

623-297-1610

Other Phone

623-412-2992

E-Mail

lillian.robinson@park.edu

lrobinson42@cox.net

Semester Dates

January 11, 2010 - March 7, 2010

Class Days

---W---

Class Time

4:50 - 10:10 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Text book:
 
Please order text books as soon as possible.
 
Title:  Managing Human Resources (6th Edition)
Authors:   Luis R. Gomez-Mejia
                David B. Balkin
                Robert L. Cardy
 
ISB:  13: 978-0-13-609352-7
Pearson Education, Inc
www.pearsonhighered.com

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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 instructor's philosophy is one of interactiveness based on role playing, guided discussions, writings, readings, and web sites. The instructor will bring real life Human Resources issues to challenge the students to think of solutions and best practices.  The instructor will stimulate thought and help develop students' critical thinking skills.

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.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the compensation/benefits system
  2. Describe how to train a competent work force
  3. Explain how to develop open communication with employees
  4. Describe the staffing and selection process
Core Assessment:
Final exam

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
Students are required to read all chapter assignments and be prepared to discuss as it relates to the text.  Students will select a topic that relates to the course and write a 7-page paper (APA 6th edition) and present the a 7 - 5 mins briefing on the contents and how Human Resources is impacted both presently and in the future.  In addition to the final exam (closed book), students will take a mid-term exam (open book).  Students will bring in an article that relates to Human Resources article each week to be discussed in class.  Students will be graded on attendance and participation

Grading:

Grades will be determined by a point system.  Students can earn 100 total points for this course.  Please use the table below to determine what grade will be given for points earned. 
 
90 - 100       A
89 - 80         B
79 - 70         C
69 - 60         D
 
 
Below 60 is failing.
 
Final exam (closed book) 30 points
Mid exam (open book)     30 points
Class participation/attendance 10 points
Written paper                         10 points
Oral presentation of paper       10 points       
Weekly Articles                      10 points

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 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.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Course work is late if turned in after the due date.  All assignment submitted late will be deduced by 10 points for each day late.  There is no make up work for this class.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Academic dishonesty will result in immediate dismissal from class and a failing grade.  Students are expected to come to class and be on time.  Students are expected to value others' opinion and respond to discussion in a respectfull manner.  Students will not be permitted to use profanity and insults during the course.  Attendance will be taken and will reflect in students' final grade.  Students will notify instructor 24 hours in advance is they are going to be absent from class.  Students will also notify the instructor as soon as possible if they are going to be tardy.  Military students will be given special allowances for military commitments.  Unexcused absences will be forward to Park University Administrative Office.  Students are responsible for submitting all late work.   Students will not degrade, demoralize, or disrepect their peers or instructor.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Read each assigned chapter before coming to class.
 
January 13, 2010
Introduction of course and students
Chapter 1, 2
 
Jan 20,
Chapter 3, 4
Article is due
Paper topic is due
 
Jan 27,
Chapters, 5, 6
Article is due
 
February 3,
Chapter 7, 8
Article is due
Mid term open book handed out
 
Feb 10,
Chapters 9, 10, 11
Mid term turned in
Article is due
 
Feb 17,
Chapters 12, 13, 14
Article is due
 
Feb 24,
Chapters 15, 16, 17
No Articles
Presentation of Papers
 
March 3,
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 .

Additional Information:
Students should be familiar with accessing the Internet.   Students will be required to support papers with outside resources.



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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