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HR 491 SrSem in Human Resources Mgmt
Snow, Levi W.


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 491 SrSem in Human Resources Mgmt

Semester

U1J 2012 DN

Faculty

Snow, Levi W.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.A. Sociology, Park College (University) 1974
Executive Fellows M.B.A., Rockhurst College (University) 1996

Daytime Phone

Work #: 816-983-8901

Other Phone

Cell  #: 913-908-5612

E-Mail

Levi.Snow@park.edu

levi.snow@huschblackwell.com (preferred contact)

Semester Dates

June 4, 2012 through July 27, 2012

Class Days

--T----

Class Time

5:30 - 10:00 PM

Prerequisites

EN306B, HR 353, HR 422 and MG365

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

 

Human Resources 11/ 12

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McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
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Course Description:
HR 491 Senior Seminar in Human Resources Development: This course is intended to integrate concepts and techniques from the Human Resource 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. 3:0:3. Prerequisites: EN306B, HR353, HR422 and MG365

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify three characteristics of learning organizations.
  2. Explain how an organization's human resources can contribute to the competitive advantage and fulfillment of the mission.
  3. List three potential barriers organizations encounter in their attempts to change in their use of human resources.
  4. Describe how changing demographics in our population are impacting the benefit packages and expectations of employees.
  5. Describe three challenges for white males facing more diversity in the work place.
  6. Write a brief assessment of the implementation and use of diversity programs and the effectiveness of these programs.
  7. Describe two frustrations expressed by current entry-level applicants for positions in organizations.
  8. Identify and describe three or more Human Resource Management Jobs for the future , the typical educational background of future HR professionals, and explain how these jobs will impact the other functions of the organization, as well as the organization's strategic plan.


Core Assessment:
Final examination

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Students will be required to complete all assignments, per to be assigned schedule. Since we will ALL be sharing our educational and work/life experiences during the learning process; class attendance and participation are absolutely essential. Reading, writing, and oral presentations will be major elements of the learning process. Satisfactory performance and above will be difficult if the student has not completed the required assignments.
 
Oral Presentations and Written Assignments:
 
Oral presentations will be required throughout the learning period. These will include indvidual and some group presentations, based on subjects contained in the course materials, coupled with research information obtained.
Written and oral communication skills are the hallmark for success in this class, as they validate the learning of the various subjects we will be studying.
 
Chapter Reading Assignments:
 
All chapters in the text should be read on the dates assigned and students should be prepared for discussion of the chapters in class. Qizzes and case studies  will help validate the student"s learing, resulting from the reading. 
Additional reading assigments will be included as part of the student's course work. This additional reading will be obtained as part of the student's research on various subject matter. 

Grading:

Independent Research Assignment                    150
Chapter Reading/Facilitation                             250
Class Participation/Quizzes/Case Studies          250
Current Events                                                 100
Final                                                                300 
 
Total Points                                                    1000
 
A   90-100%
B   80-89%
C   70-79%
D   60-69%
 
F-(Failure) 59% and below!!
 
 

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. Instructor is not responsible for contacting students absent from class and providing information or assignments from missed classes.
2. Students should be prepared for each class. This means that the student has completed their assignments and is prepared for class discussions or other related class activities.
 
Quizzes may be given at any time during each class. Tardy arrival to class or early departure from class may result in a student missing the quiz. There will be no makeup for  quizzes missed resulting from student absence, which will affect the student's grade.
The instructor understands that ther may be absences due to emergencies or work conflict. It is the student's responsiblity to notify the instructor of their absence, prior to the start of class and as well if the student will be late to class.
 
3. The course will consist of class discussions, small group (team) work, lecture and numerous oral and written presentations. Quizzes will cover assigned reading, lecture, class discussions ,as well as information obtained and shared from the student' research.
 
4. Presentations are conducte via PowerPoint. Student essays must be typed and researh information obtaine must be noted.
 
5. Late assignments will be accepted no later than 1 week from the date due and will receive one grade less than what would have been the original grade.
 
6. Attendance is taken at the beginning of each class.
 
7. Extra credit may be given at the discretion of the instructor for extaordinary achievement on any individual or small group assignment.
 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to interact in a professional manner and work collaboratively on each team assigment, including presentations, research and homework assignments.  Students may drink a non-alcoholic beverage during class, at their desk, away from any computer or electronic equipment. Snacks will be allowed, but should be eaten during class breaks, unless otherwise approved by the instructor.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week # 1: Introductions/Course Overview/Review of Text and Discussion of Research Poject(s).
 
A pre-test (oral) will be given to determine the students current knowledge of Human Resources. The instructor will provide a oral outline fo the following 7 weeks of study and each student's expectations of learning will be discussed.  Week # 2 homework assignment will be given. Human Resources video, provided by the instructor and followed by in-class discussion.
 
Week #2: Unit 1, Human Resource Management in Perspective, Unit Overview and Parts A-D
 
The first student test and/or quiz will be given. Research and prepartion for oral presentation week #3. Turn in homework assigned week #1. Lecture and class discussion. Homework assigned due week #3.
 
Week #3: Unit 2, Meeting Human Resource Requirements, Unit Overview and Parts A-C
 
Individual oral presenation #1. Students turn in homework assignment. Discussion of research assignment #1, due week #5.
Students turn in homework assigned week #2. Homework assigned due week #4.
 
Week #4: Unit 3, Creating a Productive Work Environment, Unit Overview and Parts A-B
 
Week #5: Unit 4, Developing Effective Human Resources, Unit Overview and Parts A-C
Students will conduct Poweroint presentation on research assignment #1, assigned week #3. Students turn in  homework assigned week #4. Students will be given  homework assigment, due week #6.
 
Week #6: Unit 5, Implementing Compensation, Benefits and Workplace Safety, Unit Overview and Parts A-F
Instructor video presentation. Students will be provided research project #2, due week #8. Students turn in homework assigment provided week #5. Students prepare for group presentations due week #7.
 
Week #7: Unit 6, Fostering Employee/Mangement Relationships, Unit Overview and Parts A-C
                Unit 7, International Human Resource Management, Unit Overview and Parts A-B
 
Students will conduct group  PowerPoint presentations covering subject matter contained in Unit 6 and Unit 7. Formal discussion will be lead by the instructor following the presentations. Students prepare for class final, week # 8.
 
Week #8: FINAL!!
 
 
Summary:
 
All Students are expected to complete their assigments,which include questions from the  text, other reading assignments, lecture, classroom instrutor and student presentations. Students are required to read the Units assigned each week as well as, be fully prepared for all quizzes, and their assigned individual and group presentations. Classroom discussion will occur throughout the course. Research will include research conducted via internet as well as surveys/questions/interactions within businesses and theirHuman Resources departments. Students are expected to provide current information obtained from news articles and periodicals relevant to the subjects discussed or assigned throughout the course.
 

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
8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Identify and describe three or more Human Resource Management Jobs for the future , the typical educational background of future HR professionals, and explain how these jobs will impact the other functions of the organization, as well as the organization's strategic plan Identify three Human Resource Management jobs for the future and explain how the education background is changing for human resource professionals.

 
Identification of less than three future HR positions, or  lack of explanations for there positions. Identification of only 1 job or no substantive answer. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Thorough description, explanation, and detailed references to instances when human resource specifically to fulfillment of organizational mission. Explain how an organization's human resources can contribute to the competitive advantage, fulfillment of the mission, and getting things done. No explanation or incomplete explanation. No explanation 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Expanded description to provide examples of how demographic changes both present and future will impact benefit packages and descriptions of alternative methods organizations may use to resolve differences. Describe how changing demographics in our population are impacting the benefit packages and expectations of employees.

 
No description

Listing of demographic categories or trends
 
No significant answer or unrelated material. 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Assessment includes alternative methods to resolve or improve ineffective programs and description of methods which may be used to bridge diversity and affirmative action program outcomes. Write a brief assessment of the design, implementation, and use of diversity programs and the effectiveness of these programs.

 
No assessment

Incomplete assessment

A statement which reflects inadequate familiarity with HR-related terminology, or superficial response.

 
No answer or irrelevant material presented. 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Assessment includes alternative methods to resolve or improve ineffective programs and description of methods which may be used to bridge diversity and affirmative action program outcomes. Write a brief assessment of the design, implementation, and use of diversity programs and the effectiveness of these programs.

 
Inadequate assessment of present conditions in HR practices. Relating to diversity in the workforce. No concepts presented or irrelevant material submitted. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Description of characteristics in detail, including strategies used to promote organizational learning. Identify three characteristics of learning organizations. Lack of identification, or incomplete identification of characteristics of learning organizations No application or irrelevant material submitted. 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
A description of barriers and thorough review of alternative methods that may be used to lower or eliminate the barrier. List three potential barriers organizations encounter in their attempts to change in their use of human resources.

 
Lack of identification of potential barriers. No barriers submitted or irrelevant material submitted. 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
5 & 7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Thorough description expanded to include methods for overcoming the challenges, and predictions for new challenges as the workforce continues to change.

Thorough description expanded to include methods for resolving the frustrations, and predictions for new frustrations as the workforce continues to change.
 
Describe three challenges for white males facing more diversity in the work place.

Describe two frustrations expressed by current entry-level applicants for positions in organizations.


 
Lack of description or incomplete description of the challenges for white males.

Lack or incomplete description of frustrations expressed by current entry-level applicants.
 
No description of challenges or irrelevant material submitted.
No description of frustrations or irrelevant material submitted.
 

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