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HR 491 SrSem in Human Resources Mgmt
Blacknall, Stacy


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

S2LL 2012 LR

Faculty

Blacknall, Stacy

Title

Human Resource/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MA, Human Resource Development and Training, Webster University
BFA, Advertising Design, Henderson State University

Office Location

Virtual

Office Hours

Open

Daytime Phone

501-529-0583

Other Phone

501-888-4628

E-Mail

p199151@park.edu

stacyblacknall@yahoo.com

Semester Dates

March 19- May 13, 2012

Class Days

Thursdays

Class Time

5:00 - 10:00 PM

Prerequisites

EN306B, MG365, HR353, and HR422

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

ANNUAL EDITIONS,  Human Resources 11/12
Author:  Fred H. Maidment
ISBN:  978-0-07-952887-0
 
 

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:

 
STUDENT WEBSITE:  www.mhhe.com/cls

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.
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Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.

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http://www.astd.org
http://www.careerbuilder.com
http://www.indeed.com
http://www.eeoc.gov
http://www.ssa.gov

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

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosohy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, case studies, examinations and discussions.  The instructor will encourage each student to explore the role that Human Resource Management plays in our rapidly changing economy and society. 

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:

Mid-Term and Final Examinartions:   All examinations are closed book, closed notes, and there are no take home examinations.
 
Case Study:   Each student will have to be in charge of a group or team.  The Teams will analyze a Case Study, write the analysis and present their findings to to class.
 
Article/Readings - Test Your Knowledge Class Discussions
 
Oral Presentations

Grading:

Grading:
 
Reading/Article Review                    150 points 
Mid Term                                        100 points
Oral Presentation                             100 points
Case Studies                                   200 points
Class Participation                           200 points 
Final Examination                            250 points
            Total Point Possible          1000 points
 
 
 
A = 900-1000%            B = 800-900%         C = 700-800%         D = 600-700% or below   F=600 or less
 

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:
Since timeliness is a critical aspect of Human Resources, this instructor will assess a 10% late penalty for any assignment turned in after due date. (This penalty may not be assesed if, in the instructor's judgement, there are extentuating circumstances.)

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Cell phones will be turned off or put on "vibrate" in the classroom. If you must answer the cell phone, you must leave the classroom to do so. Children of any age may NOT be brought to class. You may not leave the classroom and re-enter during an examination. If you leave the classroom, your exam will be considered complete.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

The 43 articles that have been chosen for Annual Editions: Human Resources 11/12 reflect an outstanding cross-section of the current topics in the field.  This volume addresses the various components of HRM (Human Resource Management) from compensation, training, and discipline to international implications for the worker and the employer.
Week 1
Introduction Course Overview, and Review Of Syllabus
 
Class Participation will be divided into 50 points per week.  you must be present to recieve credit for Participation. (200 Points Total)
 
Case Analysis:  Each student will analyze a Case Study, write  the analysis, answer the questions and turn them into your instructor.  Each case is worth 100 points.
 
Oral Presentations:  The Oral Presentations will consist of a 10-15 minute overview of your Case Study Analysis or Reading/Article Review.  Presentations will consist of three to five slides.  Presentations will cover the topic you chose, why you chose the topic and what you learned.  You will be graded on your:
  • Knowledge of your subject.
  • Slide Presentation
  • Time
  • Organization
Reading/Article Summary:   Photocopy and use the Test-Your-Knowledge-Form on page 152 in your textbook to summarize the articles assigned by the instructor.  A copy of the summary should be emailed to the instructor weekly.
 
 
Unit 1    Human Resource Management in Perspective
  Article #5
 Article #8
 
Week 2
Unit 2   Meeting Human Resource Requirements
Article #10
Article #13
 
Week 3 
Unit 3   Creating a Productive Work Environment
 Article #15
 Article #17
 
Week 4
Unit 4   Developing Effective Human Resources
 Article #18
 Article #20
Oral Presentations
 
 
Week 5
Unit 5    Implementing Compensation, Benefits, and Workplace Safety
 Article #23
 Article #26 
Oral Presentations
Mid Term Exam

Week 6
Unit 6    Fostering Employee/Management Relationships
Article #30
Article #34
Oral Presentations
 
Week 7
Unit 7   International Human Resource Management
Article #36
Article #39
Oral Presentations
 
Week 8
Final Exam
Oral Presentations
Internet Reference Sites have been selected to support the articles found in this textbook.  A Topic Guide is included in the reader suggests how the selections in this book relate to the subjects covered in this course.
 
Class Participation: Each week, we will research and report on current peer-reviewed articles online.  These articles will compliment the HR topic scheduled for each session.
 

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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