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HR 421 Corporate Training & Develop
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 421 Corporate Training and Development

Semester

S2U 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

March 15, 2010 - May 9, 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:  Effective Training:  Systems, strategies, and Practices (4th Edition)
Authors:   P. Nick Blanchard and James W. Thacker
ISB:  10: 0 - 3 670-832-6  Pearson Education, Inc
www.pearsonhighered.com

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/.


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. 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.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Understanding Computer Based Training Methods
  2. Describe how to train a competent work force
  3. Explain how to develop open communication with employees
  4. Describe how training and development will change to meet future demands
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 on Chapters                        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.
 
March 17
Introduction of course and students
Chapter 1 
 
March 24
Chapter 2,
Article is due
Paper topic is due
 
March 31,
Chapter 3
Article is due
 
April 7,
Chapter 4
Article is due
Mid term open book handed out
 
April 14,
Chapters 5, 6
Mid term turned in
Article is due
 
April 21,
Chapters 7,8
Article is due
 
April 28,
Chapter 9,10, 11
No Articles
 
May 5,
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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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
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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