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MG 420 Labor Relations
Flores, Jimmie


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Course

MG 420 Labor Relations

Semester

U1SS 2010 RA

Faculty

Flores, Jimmie

Degrees/Certificates

PhD in Human and Organizational Systems
Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
Global Professional in Human Resouces (GPHR)

Office Location

Park University - RAFB

Office Hours

Per Appointment

Daytime Phone

210-601-1996

E-Mail

jimmie.flores@park.edu

jimmieflores@gmail.com

Semester Dates

June 7 to July 26, 2010

Class Days

-M-----

Class Time

4:55 - 10:20 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Text Title: Labor Relations : Striking a Balance
Author:  BUDD
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 08
Publisher:  McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Type: Hardback

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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:
MG420 Labor Relations: Consideration of the development, legal environment, and current problems of the industrial relations system. Emphasis is placed upon the historical evolution of both the union movement and the legislative system that shapes its activities. 3:0:3 Prerequisite: MG 352 and HR 353.

Educational Philosophy:

The instructor's educational philosophy is based on combining theory with learning, and where students demonstrate their knowledge in the subject matter in the following ways: quizzes, dialogues, writings, examinations, lectures, role playing, experiential exercises and readings both from textbook and from the literature. The students must understand the importance of research, focusing both on benchmarking and best practices. In all assignments, whether in the classroom or externally (such as written work), the students must incorporate research, notably peer-review material. Further, the instructor promotes a philosophy where students demonstrate their ability to apply the theoretical concepts. Finally, the instructor will engage each student to encourage the energetic exploration of ideas, issues, and creative thinking.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain various perspectives of collective bargaining theories.
  2. Discuss the historical and future trends toward labor and management conflict resolution.
  3. Evaluate how labor relations theories can be applied to workplace practices including the students own work environment.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. 1. Explain various perspectives of collective bargaining theories.
  2. 2. Discuss the historical and future trends toward labor and management conflict resolution.
  3. 3. Evaluate how labor relations theories can be applied to workplace practices including the students own work environment.
Core Assessment:
 

 

Class Assessment:
Class Attendance and Participation: Weeks 1-8 at 25 points each week = 200 points
Weekly Quizzes: Weeks 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 at 40 points each week =  200 points
Midterm Exam: Week 4 = 100 points
Research Paper and Presentation: Due on Monday of Week 7 = 200 points
Final Exam: Administered in Week 8 = 300 points

Please note there is no make-up grade for Class Attendance and Participation. You must be in attendance for the ENTIRE class to receive the points. If you are late or leave early, only partial credit is earned. Remember that quizzes are administered during class. If you miss class, you cannot make up the quiz. Finally, please make it a priority to be in class for both Week 4 and Week 8, because exams are given on those days. The Research Paper and Presentation is due on Monday of Week 7. Late papers are accepted with a 10% reduction per day and up to 4 days. Thus, the paper is no longer accepted after midnight of the fourth day.

Grading:
Class Attendance and Participation: 20%
Weekly Quizzes: 20%
Midterm Exam: 10%
Research Paper: 20%
Final Exam: 30%

Total: 100%

A grade of 89.5% is rounded to 90%
A grade of 89.4% is rounded to 89%

Grade Distribution

90% to 100% = A
80% to 89% = B
70% to 79% = C
60% to 69% = D
59% and Below = 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:
Class Attendance and Participation, Quizzes, and Exams are due DURING the assigned weeks. The Research Paper is accepted late with a 10% penalty per day, and only up to 4 days late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Please treat peers and faculty member with respect at all times. Please put all mobile phones in quiet mode. Please keep the laptop closed during class unless given time to do research work.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1
- Orientation
- Read Chapter 1 and 2
- Learning Team Research Paper and Presentation Assigned

Week 2
- Read Chapter 3-4
- Quiz from Chapters 3-4


Week 3
- Read Chapter 5-7
- Quiz from Chapters 5-7

Week 4
- Midterm Exams from Chapters 1-7
- Learning Team Research Paper and Presentation - In-Class Discussion

Week 5
- Read Chapter 8-10
- Quiz from Chapters 8-10

Week 6
- Read Chapter 11-12
- Quiz from Chapters 11-12

Week 7
- Read Chapter 13-14
- Quiz from Chapters 13-14
- Learning Team Research Paper and Presentation Due

Week 8
- Final Exam from Chapters 1-14


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:
The success of this class depends on your active participation. Please make sure to participate actively in the class, and to produce excellent written work. Your commitment makes a tremendous difference in our overall learning experience.

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Last Updated:6/2/2010 3:35:22 PM