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HR 434 Compensation Management
Hepler, Linda E.


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.
CourseHR 434 Compensation Management
SemesterF2D2004
FacultyHepler, Linda
TitleInstructor
Degrees/CertificatesMBA
MS Human Resources Management
BS Management
E-Mailheplerl@park.edu
leph45@aol.com
Semester Dates18 Oct. - 11 Dec. 2004
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time4:45 - 7:25 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Henderson, Richard I., Compensation in a Knowledge-Based World, 9th edition, Prentice Hall, Inc. 2003.

Course Description:
A study of compensation theories, policies, systems and practices with emphasis on the design of effective compensation programs.  The course views compensation basically from the employer's point of view.  3:0:3.

Educational Philosophy:
Classes will be highly participative and students are expected to arrive prepared.  The course will be taught through the use of lectures, class discussions, case studies, class exercises, and required research.  Students will be responsible for reading assignments from the text, contributing to classroom discussions, a written research paper, and for assignments made during classes.  Reading of chapters is to be completed prior to class to enable the student to participate in class discussions in an informed manner.  Quizzes may be given, with or without prior notice.  If given, scores will be included in participation points.  Papers are to cover a topic relative to the field of compensation and the topic must receive prior approval by the instructor.  Papers are to be at least 7 but no more than 10 pages, typewritten, and double-spaced.  Research should consist of at least three sources in addition to the course text, and students are encouraged to explore the Internet as part of their research.  The submission of late assignments requires prior permission from the instructor and may result in a 10% penalty.  Two in-class exams will be given.  

Learning Outcomes:
The course will allow students to better understand the theory and practice of compensation management in today's organizations.  Upon completion of the course students will appreciate the complexities of rewarding employees for work accomplishment.  They will have an understanding of methods and uses of job analysis, description, and evaluation; types and purposes of various pay structures; short and long-term incentives; and employee benefits and services.

Course Assessment:
Assessment will be based on discussion input, case studies, class exercises, required written assignments, and outside research.

Grading:

The final grade will be determined using the following measurements:

Grading Breakdown:

Attendance/Participation    15% A……….90 – 100%
Exercises and Assignments   15% B……….80 – 89%
Midterm Exam    25% C……….70 – 79%
Final Exam    25% D……….60 – 69%
Written Research Paper    20% F……….under 60%
Total   100%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments are due as outlined in the course syllabus.  Any late submissions must be coordinated and approved by the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Student is responsible for attending class as scheduled and notifying the instructor in the event of an absence.  Roll will be taken each class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1:        Introduction
Chapter 1 & 2  

Week 2 Chapter 3, 4, & 5  

Week 3 Chapter 6, 7 & 8

Week 4 Chapters 9 & 10

Week 5 Chapters 11 & 12
               Midterm Exam, Chapters 1 - 12

Week 6 Chapters 13, 14 & 15

Week 7 Chapters 16, 17, & 18
Research Papers due

Week 8 Final Exam, Chapters 12 – 18
Oral Presentations

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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 "WH".
  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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100


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.  Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance.  These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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 .

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