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HR 353 Intro to Human Resource Mgmt
Dockery, Vint J.


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

F2AA 2009 LC

Faculty

Dockery, Vint J.

Title

Sr Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

MA Human Resource Development
BA Human Resource Management
Professional HR Generalist Certification

Office Location

Lackland AFB, Tx   BLDG 5200 Rm.

Office Hours

Anytime via email and cell phone

Daytime Phone

210-218-3964

Other Phone

None

E-Mail

Vint.Dockery@park.edu

vdockery@swbell.net

Semester Dates

19 Oct - 13 Dec 09

Class Days

---W---

Class Time

4:45 - 10:10 PM

Prerequisites

MG352 or HC351

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

HR353 FRENCH HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT 6TH 07 HM 0-618-50721-3

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Additional Resources:
Handouts and Internet

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.
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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 degree of concentration, material covered and specific methodology to be utilized in each area will be determined by the amount of classroom time available. Methods used to achieve these learning objectives will include lecture, reports, self-study, and most importantly, class discussion and student participation. All methods of teaching are designed to transfer new material by clarifying and emphasizing subject areas presented in the text. The lecture relies on the fact that you have read the assigned material and have completed any assignment relating to it prior to class meetings.

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. Explain why Equal Employment is important to organizational success.
  2. Explain the role of HR in safety and health management
  3. Define organizational climate, and explain the role of HRM.
  4. Describe the role of HR in employees career development.
Core Assessment:
Final exam

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

  In addition to the take home Mid-term (must type written) and in class Final Examinations, students are required to prepare a Group Project. It is recommended but not mandatory to select a topic that will directly relate to the chapters we will be reviewing during the course. Research or other materials previously used for course credit cannot be used for this course. This effort must be original for this particular course. The subject of your group project must be chosen no later than week three of the semester to ensure time enough to complete the project as well as time to grade it. The Written Group Project should be  10 pages, double-spaced, grammatically correct (not including cover sheet, references, or attachments). Additionally, the group will give a Powerpoint presentation in class on the  project.

The American Psychological Association (APA) publication style is required. Your references should be noted at the end of the paper. ALL PAPERS WILL BE DUE BY WEEK #7 (NO EXCEPTIONS). The Final Exam will be week # 8. Students are encouraged to use the internet which offers easy access to text, graphics and other multi-media resources.  

Each student will present to the class one 3 page Article Review. The article review can be on any subject in the book or related to the topics. It will not have anything to do with the Group Project.  It will be in the following format.

Article Overview – Tell me about your article

Agree/Disagree/Why – What is your position on the article and why

How it relates to the text – Explain which chapter(s) your article relates to and why. 

You must have the article you used stapled to your written review.   

Grading:

Midterm Examination - 100 points

Final Examination - 120 points 

Group Project - 50 points

Article Review - 10 points

Attendance/Participation - 120 points 

A = 370 - 400

B = 350 - 369

C = 330 - 349

D = 310 - 329
 

F = Below 309

 

F = Below 309

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:

Points will be deducted from all late work. 20 points for a late Mid-Term and Group project.  And 10 points per day after that.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Turn cell phones to Silent Mode. Make arrangements to arrive on time so class can start on time. In order to succeed in this course, the student must first and foremost be in class for all meetings. The student must conscientiously prepare for class by reading the text prior to class. Taking notes on the reading would also be to the student's benefit. The student must be prepared to answer questions and solve problems in class. The student must also satisfactorily complete all examinations and homework in the class.
 
There will be no food in the classroom at anytime, only water in a clear container is allowed. No texting during class or talking on the phone (except during breaks). Students should not carry on private conversations during class. 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

21 Oct 09

Chapters: 1,2,3 


28 Oct 09 

 Chapters: 4,5,6

4 Nov 09

 Chapters: 7,8, 9,  


11 Nov 09

 Chapters: 10, 11, 12, 13 
Take Home Mid-Term Issued 

Article Reviews


18 Nov 09

 Chapters: 14, 15, 16 
Article Reviews

25 Nov 09
Take Home Mid-Term Due

 Chapters: 17, 18, 19,20 

Article Reviews

2 Dec 09

Group Project Due/Presentation
Final Review

8 Dec 09

 Final 

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 .



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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