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MG 420 Labor Relations
Armbrust, Robert


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

MG 420 Labor Relations

Semester

F2T 2009 DLB

Faculty

Armbrust, Robert

Title

Assistant Professor of Management/Online Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.S. Industrial Management, Franklin University
MBA, The University of Louisville

Office Location

Online

Office Hours

Daily, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Central Standard Time

Daytime Phone

515-208-7355

E-Mail

Robert.Armbrust@park.edu

airspeed57@mchsi.com

Semester Dates

10/19/2009 to 12/13/2009

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Prerequisites

MG352, MK351 and HR 353

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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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, MK351 and HR 353

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. Be able to show and explain the evolutionary process that brought us to modern day Labor Relations as we know it.
  2. Define the Collective Bargaining Process
  3. What is the role of Government in Labor Relations?
Core Assessment:
 

 

Class Assessment:

Class Participation (conference thread postings):  20% of your final grade.

Weekly quizzes (7 total): 25% of your final grade -- each has a 15-minute time limit to complete.

Research Assignment (due not later than 10PM MST on the last day of week 6):  25% of your final grade.

Final Exam (to be completed in week 8): 30% of your final grade. 

Note: The comprehensive final exam is not a take home test.  It will be proctored as a closed book, closed notes exam. 

Grading:

Your Final Grade is based on a 280 point system.  You can earn up to 56 points (20 percent of the final grade) for Class Participation, 70 points for the Weekly Quizzes (25 percent of the final grade),  70 points for the Research Assignment (25 percent of the final grade), and 84 points for the Final Exam (30 percent of your final grade). Your final grade is computed as a final numeric grade (e.g. 252 points or 90%) and then converted to a Final Letter Grade as follows:

252 - 280 points will result in a final letter grade of an "A".
224 - 251.9 points will result in a final letter grade of a "B".
196 -223.9 points will result in a final letter grade of a "C".
168 -195.9 points will result in a final letter grade of a "D".
Less than an accumulated 167.9 points will result in a final letter grade of an "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:
Generally speaking, I do not accept assignment after the publicized due date unless prior arrangements have been made. "Extensions" will only be granted for true emergency situations. If I do not see a posting or I do not hear from you, then I assume that you have made the decision to dismiss your opportunity to receive credit.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
This is a 400-level (senior-level) class.  Students are expected to be prepared for class each week, and to treat the instructor and the other class members with respect and with courtesy.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
See "Activities" located under each weekly unit page

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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

Disability Guidelines:
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Last Updated:9/29/2009 7:19:51 AM