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MG 420 Labor Relations
Brenamen, Richard A.


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

MG 420 Labor Relations

Semester

U1G 2012 GR

Faculty

Brenamen, Richard A.

Title

Senior Human Resource Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

BS Management/Human Resources Park University
MS Management Central Michigan University

Office Location

Virtual (E-Mail, Phone) to schedule a meeting

Office Hours

4:15 - 4:45 Tuesdays & Thursdays at the classroom prior to class.

Daytime Phone

701-343-2651

E-Mail

richard.brenamen@park.edu

rickmary@polarcomm.com

Semester Dates

4 June - 29 July 2012

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

4:45 - 7:25 PM

Prerequisites

MG352 & HR353

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Labor Relations, Striking a Balance, 3rd Ed. by John W. Budd-- McGraw-Hill Pub.
ISBN: 978-0-07-353033-8

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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:
 

My educational philosophy is to encourage each student to gain an insight into the workings of today’s business settings. Also to give the student an opportunity to research these organizations using the internet, printed material and the text to obtain necMy educational philosophy is to encourage each student to gain an insight into the workings of today’s business settings. Also to give the student an opportunity to research these organizations using the internet, printed material and the text to obtain necessary information to make a practical application of the material. essary information to make a practical application of the material.

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.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Define Labor Law as it pertains to today's organizations.
  2. Describe Labor Union Strategies in the 21st Century.
  3. Describe how unions get organized.
  4. Describe the Union Bargaining Operations.
Core Assessment:
 

 

Class Assessment:
 

For this course, the core assessment is a Comprehensive Final Examination to be administered in all sections of MG 420. This exam is worth at least 30 percent of the student's final grade and will test students' mastery of the Core Learning Outcomes (as listed on this syllabus) through definitions, essay, and/or multiple choice questions.

This core assessment is a CLOSED BOOK, CLOSED NOTES comprehensive examination that must be administered and proctored in the classroom and may not be given as a take-home examination. Students should not have access to the exam or its questions before it is administered. The duration of the exam can be no longer than two hours.

No computers, or materials other than a writing instrument and a calculator without text functions, and communication may be used for the exam; this applies to all students, regardless of whether the exam is for on-line or face-to-face students. Completion of the exam is strictly individual; students may not work in groups to complete the exam.

Grading:
 

Class Participation-- 100 points

Oral Presentation-- 100 points

Mid-Term Exam-- 200 points

Case Study #1-- 100 points

Case Study #2-- 100 points

Research Paper-- 100 points

Final Exam-- 300 points

Class participation: Contribute to the discussions ask questions and complete all class requirements.

Oral presentation: 5-10 minute presentation of the research paper with respect to the overall content of the paper. Although not required it is highly recommended to have visual aids.

Research paper: 7-10 page paper in APA style and format on a subject from the text. It can consist of (But limited to) theories, best practices and current operations issues.

Mid-Term exam: Multiple choice and essays questions from chapters 1 through 7 to measure knowledge and understanding of the information covered.

Final exam: Multiple choice and essay questions covering all chapters (1-13) to fully assess the knowledge and understanding of the information gained in class.

Case studies: Analyze and make decisions on two selected case studies located at the end of each chapter in the text. There are two cases required and due as noted in the Course Topic/Dates/Assignments of the syllabus.

Grading:

900-1000 -- A

800-899 -- B

700-799 -- C

600-699 -- D 

Below 600 -- F

The course grade will be based on total points accumulated in each of the required levels in the Class Assessment section of the syllabus.

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.

 

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:
Work missed because of absence or work turned in late will only be accepted due to exceptional circumstances and coordinated with the instructor. Military members may make prior arrangements in the case of duty related circumstances

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
 

All students are expected to conduct themselves as adults at all times, it should be noted that the use of cell phones will not be tolerated, unless the students has a bone fide need to have their phone on in the classroom. All cell phone use will be coordinated with the instructor prior to class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

June  5 -- Introductions and Chap. 1

7 -- Chap. 2

12 -- Chap. 2 & 3

14 -- Chap. 3

19 -- Chap 4 (Case Study #1 Due)

21 -- Chap. 5

26 -- Chap. 6 & 7

28 -- Chap 7 (Mid-Term Exam)

July 3 -- Chap 8 (Case Study #2 Due)

5 -- Chap 9 (Start Oral Presentations)

10 -- Chap 10

12 -- Chap 11

17 -- Chap 12 (Complete Oral Presentations)

19 -- Chap 12 & 13 (All Research Papers Due)

24 -- Chap 13

26 -- 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 .

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