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HR 421 Corporate Training & Develop
Sears, Bonnie


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

HR 421 Corporate Training & Develop

Semester

F1Z 2011 ML

Faculty

Sears, Bonnie

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Masters of Science in Management
Masters of Science in Management - Human Resources

Office Hours

Can be reached by email to schedule an appointment.

E-Mail

bonnie.sears@park.edu

Semester Dates

August 15, 2011 - October 9, 2011

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Prerequisites

MG 365 Organizational Behavior and HR 353 Intro to HR Management

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Employee Training and Development, Raymond A. Noe, Fifth Edition, McGraw-Hill, Irwin, ISBN:  978-0-07-353034-5

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

Students will be expected to be proficient in critical thinking and critical writing, formatting papers in either APA or MLA style, the use of the Internet, email, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and in conducting research through the Park University Remote Library.
 
American Psychological Association (APA) Publication Manual
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
 

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Course Description:
HR421 Corporate Training and Development:A study of education, training and development in corporations. On-the-job training, computer based training, executive education and the role of outside vendors will be discussed. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
My educational philosophy is to involve all students in the learning process through interactive case studies, class discussions and class presentations.  All interaction is application-based and is drawn from various sources like the textbook, faculty/student experiences, industry/organizational research studies and best business practices.  The goal is for the student to master the basic principles of Corporate Training and Develpment in a collaborative, synergistic learning environment where everyone feels comfortable participating within the group as we all express ideas, issues and contradictions relative to the learning outcomes.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss the competitive challenges corporations face and explain how training can help deal with these challenges.
  2. Explain how changes in work roles influence training.
  3. Discuss the role of organization analysis, person analysis, and task analysis in needs assessment.
  4. Differentiate between “training” and “human resource development.”
  5. Explain how personal characteristics, input, output, consequences, and feedback influence performance and learning.
  6. Identify and discuss the five types of learner outcomes.
  7. Discuss the key features of the learning organization
  8. Explain why evaluation is important.


Core Assessment:
Final exam

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

The final grade will be determined using the following measurements:
 
Chapter Assignments
T & D Issues - News Briefs - 3
Midterm Exam
Training Plan Project
Training Plan Project Presentation
Final Exam
 
Chapter Assignments:
Discussion Questions are at the end of each chapter.  The answer to each assigned question should be about 1/2 page in length.  There will be 2 or 3 questions assigned per chapter.
 
Training and Development Issues:
Students will turn in a two-page synopsis of a current organizational event in the news.
The synopsis should include:
   -A brief overview of the event
   -The key training and development issues
   -The student's analysis, thoughts and recommendations
There will be student oral presentations of about 5 minutes.
Students may use the Internet news links for articles.  Attach a printout of the article to your paper.  Current means the article was written sometime within the last twelve months.  Grading for the briefs will be based on the students understanding and application of training and development to the event involved.

Exams:
Two exams will be given in the course.  Each exam will consist of an objective portion (Part I) and a number of essay questions (Part II).  The final exam will be comprehensive and will be given on the last day of class.
 
Training Plan Project:
Using the material presented during the course, students will develop a written training plan on a Human Resource training topic of their choice (approved by the instructor).
The students will develop a Power Point presentation (20 minutes) utilizing 15 Power Point slides with an additional 180 words per slide via the Power Point Notes feature.
 
Training Plan Project Presentation:
Utilizing their Power Point slides, the students will teach the material to the class.
 

Grading:

The work you complete in this class is valued as follows:
 
 
Evaluation Item Points Percent
Class Participation/Preparation 80    8%
Chapter Assignments 170 17%
T & D Issues - News Briefs - 3 150 15%
Midterm Exam 100 10%
Training Plan Project 200 20%
Training Plan Project Presentation 100 10%
Final Exam 200 20%
Total Points 1000 100%
 
   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The following percentages will be used to assign course grades:
 
Points                       Percentages                    Grade
900-1000                  90 - 100%                     A
800-899                    80 - 89%                       B
700-799                    70 - 79%                       C
600-699                    60 - 69%                       D
    0-599                        < 60%                       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:
Late submission of course materials will not be accepted unless coordinated with the instructor prior to the assignment being considered as late.
 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

All students, instructors, facilitators, and guests will be respectful of each other at all times.
 
Students are expected to be on time for the start of class.
 
No cell phone usage.  This means both incoming and outgoing calls, including text messaging.  Cell phones are to be turned off or on silent mode during class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Day/Week Class Discussion Assignments
Week 1
Tuesday Chapter 1 Introduction & Discussion Questions
Thursday Chapter 2 Project Topic Due and Discussion Questions
Week 2
Tuesday Chapter 3 Project References Due and Discussion Questions
Thursday Chapter 4 T & D Issues News Brief - 1 and Discussion Questions
Week 3
Tuesday Chapter 5 Discussion Questions
Thursday Chapter 6 Project Proposal Due, Discussion Questions and Review for Midterm Exam
Week 4
Tuesday Midterm Exam
Thursday Chapter 7 T & D Issues News Briefs 2 and Discussion Questions
Week 5
Tuesday Chapter 8 Discussion Questions
Thursday Chapter 9 Discussion Questions
Week 6
Tuesday Chapter 10 T & D Issues News Briefs 3 and Discussion Questions
Thursday Chapter 11 Discussion Questions
Week 7
Tuesday Chapter 12 Discussion Questions
Thursday Training Plan Project due with presentation
Week 8
Tuesday Chapter 13 Discussion Questions and Review for Final Exam
Thursday Final Exam
 
                                                                     
 
                                                                                  
 
 
                                                                                      
                                                                                   
                             
 

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96

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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
Identify and discuss the five types of learner outcomes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Provides an accurate identification, a discussion of each type and examples of how each type is used in actual training situation. Provides an accurate identification of the five types of learning outcomes and discussion of each type. Leas than or less than five types identified and discussed. No types identified or irrelevant material submitted. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
Explain how personal characteristics, input, output, consequences, and feedback influence performance and learning.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
A very thorough explanation with descriptions and examples of the impacts on performance and learning. Provides a thorough explanation, and description of the impact on performance and learning. Incomplete or inaccurate description of  personal characteristics, iput, output, consequences, and/or feedback. No explanation provided or irrelevant material submitted. 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
Explain why evaluation is important.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
A very thorough explanation with descriptions and examples of how evaluation takes place and relates to the training process. Provides an explanation that describes how evaluation relates to the other steps in the training process. Incomplete or inaccurate explanation. No explanation provided or irrelevant material submitted. 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
Differentiate between “training” and “human resource development                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
A very clear description and distinction with examples of the outcomes of each term. Provides a clear distinction between the two terms. Incomplete or inaccurate differentiation. No explanation provided or irrelevant material submitted. 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
Discuss the key features of  the learning organization                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
A very complete, thorough discussion including the outcomes of each feature and the impact on the organization. Discusses at least five of the ten features of a learning organization. Discusses less than five of the ten features No discussion or irrelevant material provided. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
Identify and discuss the five types of learner outcomes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Identifies and  discusses thoroughly all five types of learner outcomes and the impact on the organization. Identifies and discusses   all five of the learner outcomes. Identifies less than five or provides inaccurate or vague discussion. No identification or irrelevant material provided. 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
Discuss the competitive challenges corporations face and explain how training can help deal with these challenges                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Submits a complete, thorough discussion that includes not only the challenges but all examples or instances in which organizations succeeded or failed due to the inappropriate or neglected use of training and development. Discusses all five of the competitive challenges and explains how each may be addressed by training and development. Provides an incomplete or inaccurate discussion and explanation. No identification or irrelevant material provided. 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
Explain how personal characteristics, input, output, consequences, and feedback influence performance and learning                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Provides a complete, thorough discussion that includes personal characteristics, inputs, outputs, consequences or feedback and/or the influence on performance and learning. Explains how address personal characteristics, inputs, outputs, consequences or feedback and/or the influence on performance and learning. Provides an incomplete explanation which does not address personal characteristics, inputs, outputs, consequences or feedback and/or the influence on performance and learning. No explanation or irrelevant material provided. 

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