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HR 491 Senior Seminar in Human Resources Development
Hammond, Douglas 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.
CourseHR 491 Senior Seminar in Human Resources Development HI
SemesterS2QQ2005
FacultyHammond, Douglas J.
TitleAdjunct Instructor
Daytime PhoneCell Phone 718-4650
E-MailDoug.Hammond@park.edu
doughammond@yahoo.com
Semester Dates14 March - 8 May 2005
Class DaysTues/Thurs
Class Time7:30 - 10:15 PM
PerquisitesEN306B
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Human Resources (Annual Editions) 14th Edition, McGraw-Hill/Dushkin 2004 (Used primarily as reference by the instructor).

Additional Resources:
.Journals and Periodicals unique to your topic and profession.
.Reports, books, articles, or conference presentations on trends, issues, problems, etc.
. Websites of professional organizations associated with the human resource profession.
.Trade Journals and In-House Newsletters are good sources of issue information and may be available in your organization.
.It goes without saying that the internet is a great resource for many human resource related items and issues.


Course Description:
This course is intended to integrate concepts and techniques from the Human Resources curriculum into a framework of applied programs.  This course is designed for the advanced student and will give the student an opportunity to investigate and synthesize various concepts of Human Resources management and to relate them to 'real world' situations.  Pre-requisite:  :  EN306B.  3:0:3

Course Assessment:
Assessment of learning as stated in the course objectives listed earlier, in the form of a paper, presentation, and class attendance and participation.

Grading:
Comprenhensive Paper - 50%
Student Presentation - 40%
Class Participation  - 10%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The instructor will not acceept assignments late...unless prior arrangements have been made due to extremely unforeseen circumstances.  Assignments not submitted on the due date will be reduced one letter grade for each date that it is late.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Research Paper:  During the course, the students will complete a research paper on a current human resource trend in APA format that will constitute 50% of your course grade.  It is expected to be approximately 15 to 20 pages in length (not including appendicies or attachments).
You will need to submit the completed paper to the instructor by Thursday 28 April (Week 7).
The Table of Contents of the Project Paper will include:
.Introdution:(overview, history, other needed backgroud)
.Statement of the Problem: (to include limitations, what will not be studied and research questions to be answered)
.Significance of the Study.
.Definition of Terms Used & Review of Related Literature.
.Data Presentation and Analysis
.Conclusions (to include answering each research question)
.Recommendations for Action and Recommendations for Further Study
.References (any end notes, unless footnotes were cited in the text of the study).
.Abstract of the Study
.Table of Contents
.Title Page

Topics should be selected and approved by the end of week one, but not later than the end of week two.

Note: The instructor reserves the right to make changes in the course syllabus and schedule.  Every effort will be made to consult with students and give advanc notice of any such changes.

Selection and approval of topic will be on a first come/first served basis.

CLASS MEETING AND ASSIGNMENT SCHEDULE

Class MeetingTopic
1,2,3Prepartaion, Proposal, Selection
4,5,6Presentation of Research Tools
7 to 12Collection of data for study and Comparison
13,14Review and analysis of research
15,16Oral Presentation of data and conclusions
  

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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> 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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