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HR 353 Introduction to Human Resource Management
Stryker, Gerald L.


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 353 Introduction to Human Resource Management
SemesterF2HH2004
FacultyStryker, Gerald L.
TitleInstructor Human Resources Management
Degrees/CertificatesBS in Business Administration
MS in Personnel/Industrial Counseling,
Office LocationBldg 274, 4040 Ogden Ave, WPAFB, OH
Daytime Phone(937) 257-1888
Other Phone(937) 8484-3890
E-MailJerry Stryker@park.edu
jerry.stryker@wpafb.af.mil
JersRif@aol.com
Semester Dates10/11/04 - 12/12/04
Class DaysThursday
Class Time5:30 - 10:30 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Human Resource Management; Lloyd L. Byars/Leslie W. Rue; Published by McGraw-Hill/Irwin; 7th Edition;2004

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
Personnel Journal; Training & Development Journal; Journal of Management; Personnel Administrator;Personnel; Journal of Business Ethics; Personnel Psychology; Workforce; Journal of Industrial Engineering; HR Magazine; Management Review; Business Journal; Labor Law Journal;Human Resources Management Journal

Course Description:
Theory, methodology and application of human resource planning and development techniques, staffing analysis and planning, career management, management succession and development, and performance improvement. Prerequisite: :  MG352 or :  HC351. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings.  The instructor will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
1.  Students will learn the different functions of Human Resource Management.
2. Students will be able to define what a HRIS is and know the applications or uses of an HRIS.
3.  Students will be able to define equal employment opportunity and be familar with legal environment that faces todays human resources managers.
4.  Students will be familiar with the laws associated with employment discrimination and know and understand what an affirmative action plan is.
5.   Students will be able to identify several problems associated with Job Analyses.
6.Students will know and be able to discuss the relationship between HRP and organizational planning.
7.  The students will be able to discuss the relationship and expected outcomes of recruiting and selction.
8. Students will understand the critical need for organizations to provide employee training and management development.
9.  Students will be able to chart their own career developmental needs.
10.  Students will able to evaluate the effectiveness of performance appraisal systems.
11. Students will understand what motivates employees in today's work environment.
12.  Students will understand the complexities of dealing with labor in todays business environment.  
13.  Students will be able to articulate what organizational discipline is and when & how to apply.

Course Assessment:
1.  Completion of all reading assignments prior to each class session.
2.  Participation in class discussion and activities.
3.  Submission of a Term Paper (8-10pages)
4.  Group presentation on a topic dealing with human resource management.  Each member of the group is expected to participate in the presentation.  The group should be prepared to lead a discussion and handle responses during and/or after each presentation.
5.  Completion of Three Exams that will cover the required textbook reading assignments and classroom lectures.

Grading:
The student's final course grade will be based on the following measurements:

Test 1 100 Points 27%
Test 1 100 Points 27%
Test 1 100 Points 27%
Term Paper/Case 50 Points 14%
Term Paper Presentation 15 Points 05%

The method of evaluating the total points earned and grade awarded will be according to the following scale:  

A 328 - 365  Points
B 292 - 327  Points
C 256 - 291  Points
D 219 - 255  Points
F 218 or less (or 3 or more unexcused absences)

TOTAL 365 Points 100%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Materials are due when they are schedule.  ALL WORK THAT IS LATE (UNLESS DUE TO AN EXCUSED ABSENCE) WILL BE REDUCED BY 20% OF THE ORIGINAL GRADE.  Example: a score of 90 will be reduced by `18 points for a final score of 72.  Grades will be assigned based on completion of course requirements as defined in the course syllabus.  There will be no adjustments of assigned grade based on additional work for extra credit.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1.  CLASSROOM PARTICIPATION - Each student is expected to participate in class discussions and activities.
2.  Additional Student Assistance - When a student feels additional assistance is needed, it is his/her responsibility to seek out and make such a request of the instructor.  The instructor will be available to a student for counseling about the course and any particular problems that the student feels may be interfering with his/her learning experience.  
3.  In accordance with Park College Policy, no children will be allowed in the classroom or in the building between 0530 p.m. and 1030 p.m.    
4.  All cell phones will be turned off and beepers placed on an inaudible signal during class time.  
5.  STUDENT CONDUCT  -- Faculty members are expected to dismiss from their classrooms students whose behavior is detrimental to good order in the classroom. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the use of abusive or obscene language, attending the class under influence of drugs or alcohol, etc. Students who are dismissed from class may be given failing grades, suspension, or expulsion from Park University. Students whose behavior, either verbal or written, is detrimental to the good order of Park University may be subject to disciplinary action ranging from suspension to expulsion from Park University. Students who exhibit abusive or obscene language or behavior toward administrative personnel or support staff are also subject to suspension or expulsion from Park University.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
DATES CHAPTERS TOPICS
14 Oct 04         1,2,3 Introduction, overview, assignments & Lecture

21 Oct 04  4,5 & 6       Lecture & Discussion

28 Oct 04        Test           Chapters1-6 and Lecture Notes), Lecture on Chapters 7 & 8

4 Nov 04 9 & 10 Lecture & Discussion  

11 Nov 04 11 & 12 Lecture & Discussion

18 Nov 04 Test        Chap 7-12 and Lecture on Chapters 13 & 14            

25 Nov 04 15 & 16        Lecture & Discussion  Presentations and "PAPERS DUE"

02 Dec 04 17 & 18        Lecture, Discussion & Presentations

09 Dec 04        Test          Chap 13 - 18, 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 Undergradute 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 Undergradute Catalog Page 100


Instructors are required to keep attendance records and report absences.  The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment.  Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.  In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of “F”.  An Incomplete will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.  Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.  Reports of F grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for students receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will be reported to the appropriate agency.  
In order to receive an excused absence due to work or illness, students must provide the instructor with appropriate written documentation. THIS IS THE STUDENT'S RESPONSIBILITY!  Park College has very specific requirements regarding attendance and unexcused absences.  You may want to review the College catalog.  I will follow Park's “customary” interpretation here that an excused absence means “official” (i.e., business-related) travel or a personal (not family) medical situation.  Just remember that no matter what you say or don't say, all absences are unexcused unless and until you provide required documentation.  Regarding timeliness – All students are expected to be in place no later than 1800 (0600 P.M.).  In order to be counted as present for the class, a student must be present for at least four hours.

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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