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HR 353 Intro to Human Resource Mgmt
Cataldo, Gary


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Course

HR 353 Intro to Human Resource Mgmt

Semester

S1A 2010 BE

Faculty

Catalado, Gary

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Master Human Resource Management
BA Economics

Office Location

Austin

Office Hours

TBA

Daytime Phone

512-382-9191

Other Phone

217-553-8795    M-Su 9am - 8pm

E-Mail

gary.cataldo@park.edu

catgr@aol.com

Semester Dates

Jan 11, 2010 - Mar 7, 2010

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

8:00 - 10:40 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Human Resources Management, French, Wendell L,. 6th edition, Houghton-Mifflin, 2007

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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

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. 1. Define and explain the nine processes of Human Resource Management
  2. Define three interprocess relationships for each of the nine processes of Human Resource Management
  3. Demonstrate the ability to assess an organization's application of the nine processes of Human Resource Management
  4. Demonstrate the ability to explain changes needed in an organizations HR program using the nine process of Human Resource Management
Core Assessment:
Final exam

Link to Class Rubric

Grading:
Class Assessment:
Mid Term Examination 30%, Written Cases Studies 30%, Final Examination 30%, Participation and Attendance 10%.

Grading:

Grades will be determined by the following scores:
Mid- term exanination 30%
Final Examination 30%
Written Case Studies 30% 
Paricipation 10%
Total 100%
 
Letter grades will be determined as follows:
100-90%= 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 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:
The instructor expects all examinations to be taken on date scheduled and all papers to be turned in on date listed in the syllabus. Extensions will be granted only when extenuating circumstances exist. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
T he student is expected to arrive at the classroom on time and remain for the entire period. The student is expected to participate in the discussion of the reading and the cses. All cell phones and pagers will be turned off during class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
  

January 12 Tues   Class introduction, Ch. 1 Introduction to Human resources Management, page 2. Case- Planning for the future p. 24. ; Team Analysis of Big Mac's Global HR Secrets, p.17.

January 14 Thurs  Ch. 2  History of American Human Resources Management, p. 26.  Case- Early Human Relations at Sears, p.42
                            
 
January 19 Tues    Ch. 3 Change: The Global Human Relations Management Landscape, p. 43. Case- Inside theChanging Social Contract, p. 71.
                              Ch. 4 Key Factors in Organizational Performance, p. 73. Case - Layoff Policy, p.107
                           
January 21 Thurs  Ch. 5 Equal Employment Law and other Regulations, p.110 Case- Supreme Court Rules on Age Bias, p.133.
             Ch. 6 Human Resources Planning, p.134. Case-Managing the contingency Work Force, p.187. 
                
January 26 Tues    Ch. 7 Job Design, p.160. Case  Self Managing Teams: Key to Success, p. 192
 
January 28 Thurs   Ch. 8 Work Rules and Schedules, p. 194.Case- Romance in the Work Place, p. 194.
                              Ch. 9 Recruiting and Selection, p. 277. Case- Some Dos and Don't in Successful Recruiting, p. 266.

February 2 Tues        Midterm exam, Paper Reviews

February 4 Thurs    Ch. 10 Career Transitions, p. 268.Case- Helping Organizations, Prepare for the Worst, p. 300.

 February 9 Tues     Ch.11 Skills Training, p. 304.Case- Training-Where to  Start, p. 328.
                                Ch.12 Managment and Careert Development, p. 330.Case- Crashing the Glass Ceiling, p.355.

February 11 Thurs   Ch.13 Performannce Management and Appraisal, p.357. Case- Using 360 degree Feedback, p.388.

February 16 Tues    Ch.14 Wages and Salary Management, p. 392.Case- Models for Skilled Base Pay Plans, p. 422.
                                Ch.15 Incentive Plans, p. 427. Case- Eddie Bee's Ice Cream, p. 450  

February 18 Thurs   Ch.16 Employee Benefits, p 452. Case- Health Care Responsibility is Shifting  to the Employee,  p. 462.
                                Ch.17 Safety and Health Management, p. 484.Case- New Horizons for Employee Assistance Programs, p. 525.
 
February 23 Tues    Ch.18 Labor Organizations and Unionizations, p.527.Case- Organized Labor-Past, Present and Future, p. 550.
                                Ch.19 Negotiating and Administrating the Labor Agreement p. 552.Case- The Anatomy of a New Contract at American Airlines, p. 578.
February 25 Thurs  Ch.20 Rights Responsibilities and Justice, p. 580.  Case- Implication of the Aging Work Force, p. 602.
                                 Class Review

March 2 Tues          Final Exam , Papers Due; Presentations

March 4 Thurs        Presentations

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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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