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MG 420 Labor Relations
Sweetnam, William J.


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Course

MG 420 Labor Relations

Semester

S2N 2010 SM

Faculty

Sweetnam, William J.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

M.B.A.
M.A.
B. S.

Office Hours

Before and After Class

Daytime Phone

9155265941

E-Mail

bsweetnam@Park.edu

billbsa@msn.com

Semester Dates

23 Mar 2010 thru 13 May 2010

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

2:00 - 4:30 PM

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 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.


Core Assessment:
 

 

Class Assessment:



Class Participation                                                                        8 points
Four (4) quizzes worth 3 points each                                              12 points
Midterm Exam                                                                             20 points
Team Participation and Grade                                                        30 points
Final exam (in class) worth:                                                          30 points
 
Total possible points equal:                                                       100 points

Grading:

A 90-100 points
B 80-89 points
C 70-79 points
D 60-69 points
F 59 and below

The course grade for students will be based on the overall score of assessment factors as stated above during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated.

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:

Homework turned in late will be reduced by one grade.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Everyone is expected to in attend all the classes unless for emergencies approved by the instructor. Students are expected to participate actively in class room discussions and exercises, and finally everyone is expect to respect other class members and conduct themselves maturely and responsibly while in class.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1: Introduction and discussion:  Class rules, syllabus, grading requirements, expectations. Chaper 1
 
Week 2: Chapters 2 & 3.  Open discussions. Form negotiating teams.
 
Week 3: Chapters 4 & 5. QUIZ 1.  Open classroom discussion. Teams will meet to discuss strategies. 
 
Week 4: Chapters 6, 7, & 8.  QUIZ 2. Open classroom discussion.  Team meetings. Class exercises.
 
Week 5: Chapter 9.  Review questions.  MIDTERM EXAM
 
Week 6: Chapters 10, 11, and 12.  QUIZ 3. Team meetings. Open classroom discussion.
 
Week 7: Team negotiations.  
 
Week 8: Review.  Final Exam (in class) 
 
 

Grading:

 See above.

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.

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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 .

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