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MG 420 Labor Relations
Cotham, Jeffrey D.


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

MG 420 Labor Relations

Semester

U1T 2010 DLA

Faculty

J. D. COTHAM, MPA

Title

Senior Instructor of Management and Human Resource/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Masters in Public Administration - John Jay College, City University of New York, NY - 1994
Bachelor of Science in Management - Park University, Fort Bliss, TX -1991
Associate of Applied Science in General Management, El Paso Community College, El Paso TX - 1985

Office Location

El Paso, Texas

Office Hours

Anytime you need to contact me.

Daytime Phone

Cell: (915) 474-8249

Other Phone

Fax: (915) 778-9409

E-Mail

Jeffrey.Cotham@park.edu

jdcotham@hotmail.com

Semester Dates

JUNE 07, 2010 TO AUGUST 1, 2010

Prerequisites

Prerequisite: MG 352 and HR 353

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Labor Relations: Striking a Balance
 
Striking a Balance
RequiredEdition: 3RD • Budd, John
ISBN: 0073530336 

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

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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.  

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is based on student and instructor interactiveness. The course will be desinged around lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, web sites, and writings. Learners will have to actively engage and dialogue to enhance the course.

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:

Seven Quizzes
Research Project
Discussion and Lessons Learned questions
Comprehensive Core Learning Objectives Final Examination .

The Comprehensive Core Learning Objectives Final Examination is not a take-home test, it will be proctored and will be a closed book and closed notes exam.

Grading:

Class Participation (conference thread postings):  20% of your final grade.
Weekly quizzes (7 total):                                             25% of your final grade
Research Assignment (due end of week 6):            25% of your final grade.
Final Exam (to be completed in week 8):                   30% of your final grade. 

Note:
The comprehensive final exam is not a take home test.  It will be proctored as a closed book, closed notes exam. 
 
252 - 280 points will result in a final letter grade of an "A".
224 - 251.9 points will result in a final letter grade of a "B".
196 -223.9 points will result in a final letter grade of a "C".
168 -195.9 points will result in a final letter grade of a "D".
Less than 167.9 points will result in a final letter grade of an "F".

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:
1) If you are going to be absent, contact the instuctor ahead of time, I understand people have work conflicts, go to the field, and go TDY.  I will work around these things if you talk to me

2)  If you do not contact the instructor before you are late with your work I will have to assume that you have no valid excuse for your work to be late, thus
you will receive a 3 point deduction for each assignment that is late.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Weekly discussions in the Online Conference area
Weekly Lessons Learned input in the Conference area
Weekly Quizzes (Weeks 1-7)
Research Assignmet due by the end of Week 6
Proctored Final Exam (Week 8)

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
No cheating, do your own work. Cheating will be dealt with very swiftly.

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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

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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