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HR 421 Corporate Training & Develop
Harcarik, Lynn Ann


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

F1Y 2011 MN

Faculty

Harcarik, Lynn Ann

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MSM - Management, Troy State University
BS - Organizational Management, Victory College
SPHR Certification

Office Location

NSA Millington, TN

Office Hours

By appointment, Evenings only

Daytime Phone

(901) 874-3409

Other Phone

(901) 606-5110

E-Mail

lynn.harcarik@park.edu

lynn.harcarik.ctr@navy.mil

Semester Dates

August 15 - October 9, 2011

Class Days

--T----

Class Time

5:00 - 9:40 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Employee Training and Development, 5th Edition, Raymond Andrew Noe, McGraw-Hill Irwin
ISBN:  0-07-353034-4

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

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.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.


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:
The instructor will use lectures, readings, exercises, quizzes, exams and class participation to build on the students current knowledge of the core concepts of employee training and development.  This instructor believes that learning is a life long journey and that sharing experiences helps students see various viewpoints on theories discussed in the text and classroom.  The diverse backgrounds of adult students help every student value the practical application of concepts in corporate training and development.  The instructor will facilitate discussions to encourage students to explore ideas and integrate academic references with personal experiences. 

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.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Differentiate between employee development and management development.
  2. Identify the roles of professional trainers.
  3. Compare and contrast individual training with group training.
  4. Identify training needs that result from the external environment.
Core Assessment:
Final exam

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Mid-Term Exam
Student Research Paper/Presentation
Quizzes/Homework
Final Examination
Classroom Participation
  

Grading:
Mid-Term Exam    30% (up to 300 points)
Student Research Paper/Presentation      20% (up to 200 points)
Homework Assignments   5% (up to 50 points)
Quizzes      10% (up to 100 points)
Final Exam      30% (up to 300 points)
Instructor Evaluation/Class Participation      5% (up to 50 points)

Total possible points:  1000 points

A =  900 - 1000 points
B = 800 - 899 points
C = 700 - 799 points
D = 600 - 699 points
F = Below 599 points

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 assignments will not be accepted without prior approval from the instructor.  Students with valid emergencies will be given consideration.  Each week's assigned work must be completed and submitted in MyPark Online Classroom by midnight (CST) on the Sunday following the class meeting.

Homework, quizzes, or case studies not completed and turned in by the due date will not be accepted unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructor.  Homework, quizzes, or case studies not received within 7 days of the due date will not be graded or accepted.

Students departing on TAD/TDY or other excused absences approved by the instructor must complete assignments prior to their departure. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Please follow the campus rules for conduct in the classroom.  Cellphones and other electronic devices should be turned off or set to silent during class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1:
August 16 - Introductions/Syllabus Review/Chapters 1 & 2
Read Chapters 1 & 2 prior to class.  Homework Assignment 1 will cover Chapters 1 & 2 and will be accessible in eCompanion in the online classroom on Monday, August 15.  Homework Assignment 1 is due by midnight (CST), Sunday, August 21, 2011 in the dropbox under Week 1 in the online classroom.  Additional instructions for submitting homework can be found under Week 1 in the online classroom.

Week 2:
August 23 - Chapters 3, 4, & 5
Read Chapters 3, 4, & 5 prior to class.  Quiz 1 will consist of 25 questions from Chapters 3 through 5 and will be conducted in eCompanion in the online classroom under Week 2.  The quiz will open to students on Monday, August 22 and must be completed by midnight (CST), Sunday, August 28, 2011.  Additional information on taking the quiz and how to access the quiz grade can be found under Week 2 in the online classroom.

Week 3:
August 30 - Chapters 6 & 7/Mid-Term Review
Read Chapters 6 & 7 prior to class.  There are no homework assignments or quizzes due this week. 

Week 4:
September 6 - Mid-Term Exam
The Mid-Term Exam is composed of 50 multiple choice/true or false/short answer questions and will be held in class.  This exam is open book/open note and will cover Chapters 1 through 7 of the text and classroom discussions. 

Week 5:
September 13 - Chapters 8 & 9
Read Chapters 8 & 9 prior to class.  Homework Assignment 2 will cover Chapters 8 & 9 and will be accessible in eCompanion in the online classroom on Monday, September 12.  Homework Assignment 2 is due by midnight (CST), Sunday, September 18, 2011 in the dropbox under Week 5 in the online classroom.  Additional instructions for submitting homework can be found under Week 5 in the online classroom.

Week 6:
September 20 - Chapters 10 & 11
Read Chapters 10 & 11 prior to class.  Quiz 2 will consist of 25 questions from Chapters 8 through 11 and will be conducted in eCompanion in the online classroom under Week 6.  The quiz will open to students on Monday, September 19 and must be completed by midnight (CST), Sunday, September 25, 2011.  Additional information on taking the quiz and how to access the quiz grade can be found under Week 6 in the online classroom.

Week 7:
September 27 - Chapters 12 & 13/Student Presentations/Final Exam Review
Read Chapters 12 & 13 prior to class.  During this class, students will present their Research Paper topic to the class and a review will be conducted for the Final Comprehensive Exam.  The Research Paper is due by midnight (CST), Sunday, October 2, 2011 in the dropbox under Week 7 in the online classroom.  Additional instructions for formatting, grading criteria, and topic selection for the Research Paper/Presentation can be found under Week 7 in the online classroom. 

Week 8:
October 4 - Final Examination
Review for the Final Exam prior to class.  The Final Exam will be a comprehensive, closed book exam covering all chapters discussed and reviewed this term.  Additional information on the Final Exam can be found under Week 8 in the online classroom. 

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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