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HR 421 Corporate Training & Develop
Brown, Ninetta 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 421 Corporate Training & Develop

Semester

F2QQ 2011 HI

Faculty

Brown, Ninetta W.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Doctor of Philosophy, Organization Management & Human Resource Management
Master of Arts, Human Resources Management
Bachelor of Science, Social Psychology

Office Location

Hill  AFB, UT

Office Hours

0800-1600 hours

Daytime Phone

801-682-7504

Other Phone

801-777-0115

E-Mail

ninetta.brown@park.edu

educationchange1@yahoo.com

Semester Dates

October 17 – December 11,  2011

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

7:30 - 10:15 PM

Prerequisites

HR353, MG365

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

 Employee Training and Development, 5th Edition, by Dr. Raymond Noe. ISBN: 007-3530344

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/.

http://www.shrm.org
http://www.eeoc.gov
http://www.vos.scsb.edu/bfrow.asp?=2727
http://www.astd.org
http://www.snc.edu/socsil/chair/336/group3.htm
http://www.workhealth.org/news/nwprahn98.html

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

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. Evaluate training and development program effectiveness.
  2. Implement a variety of training and development programs.
  3. Design effective training and development programs at the department and organizational levels.
  4. Create appropriate and effective training objectives.
Core Assessment:
Final exam

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

In-Class Participation: During weeks 1 - 8, each student will receive a qualitatively based score, which is determined by the value of participation to the class discussions (including interaction with guest speakers). 10 points per class (160 points)
 
Weekly Article Review - During weeks 1 - 3 and 5, each student will present a 10 minute article review on a training and development subject, analyzing the details of the article. The articles will be presented on Wednesday's. The articles should consist of three paragraphs with the last paragraph stating the student's personal opinion. The article will be graded on grammar and spelling. Articles can be found under "Additional Resources" in the syllabus. NOTE:  Articles submitted no later than midnight on Wednesday will be deducted 10 points due to the article wasn't briefed or submitted during class. 25 points per article (total 100 points)
 
Company Training Needs Analysis Project - During week one, each student will select a company (from pages 572 - 575 in back of book)  and address a contemporary organizational training and development plan. The topic must be approved by the instructor. Project will consist of 5-8 pages, APA format. Points will be awarded for application of course concepts, use of APA format and creative. Paper will be submitted via eCompanion before Monday's class meeting during week seven. (150 points)
 
Oral Presentation (Company Training Needs Analysis Project) - The second part of this assignment will be to present findings of training need analysis. Each student will present a 10 -15 minutes class presentation on their approved/selected company training needs. Assessment will be influenced by preparedness, speaking flow, thought transition, content, and communication ability (voice control, animation, etc). Student may use handouts or other training aids; assignment due week seven. (150 points)
 
Midterm Exam - The midterm exam will cover the concepts presented in Chapters  1 - 6 of the text. It will be a closed book test consisting of multiple choice and essay questions and will be administered in class during week 4. (140 points)
 
Final Exam - The final exam will be a comprehensive exam, covering the concepts presented in chapters  7 -13. It will be closed book test consisting of multiple choice and essay questions and will be administered in class during week 8. (300 points)

Grading:

The final grade will be determined using the following categories:

Company Training Needs Analysis Paper          15% (150 points)
Oral Presentation                                              15% (150 points)
Midterm Exam                                                  14% (140 points)
Class Participation                                            16% (160 points)
Weekly Article Review                                     10% (100 points)
Final Exam                                                       30% (300 points)
Total                                                                100% (1000 points)
 
A = 90-100% (900 pts +)
B= 80-89% (800 - 899 pts)
C= 70-79% (700 - 799 pts)
D= 60-69% (600 - 699 pts)
F= Below 60% (599 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:
The instructor will not accept assignments late...unless prior arrangements have been made due to extremely unforeseen circumstances.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Each person will respect the ideas of others in the class. Professionalism will be expected with discussions.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1: Introduction to Employee Training and Development and Strategic Training 
Assignment: Read Chapters 1 & 2
Class Activity:  Discuss syllabus and University Policies and Procedures/Class Expectations/Assignments, and eCompanion Brief/Submit weekly article on Wednesday (2-3 paragraphs)
 
Week 2: Needs Assessment and Learning: Theories and Program Design
Assignment:  Read Chapters 3 & 4
Class Activity:  Discuss Chapters 3 & 4
Brief/Submit weekly article on Wednesday (2-3 paragraphs)
 
Week 3: Transfer of Training and Training Evaluation
Assignment: Read Chapters 5 & 6
Class Activities: Discuss Chapters 5 & 6, Create a Career Development Plan
Brief/Submit weekly article on Wednesday (2-3 paragraphs)
 
Week 4: Traditional Training Methods & E-Learning and Use in Training
Assignment: Read Chapters 7 & 8
Class Activity: Discuss Chapters 7 & 8
Review for Midterm Exam (chapters 1-6) - Monday
Midterm Exam – Wednesday
 
Week 5: Employee Development and Special Issues in Training and Employee Development
Assignment: Read Chapters 9 & 10
Class Activity: Discuss Chapters 9 & 10
Brief/Submit weekly article on Wednesday (2-3 paragraphs)
 
Week 6: Careers and Career Management and Special Challenges in Career Management
Assignment: Read Chapters 11 & 12
Guest Speakers – Topics:  Meeting the needs of the Older Workers, Employee and Manager's Role, etc
 
Week 7: The Future of Training
Assignment: Read Chapter 13
Class Activities: Students will present Training Needs Analysis Paper and Presentation
 
Week 8: Review for Final Exam (chapters 7-13) on Monday
Take Comprehensive Final Exam on Wednesday

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 .

Additional Information:
* The instructor reserves the rights to revise, alter, or change this schedule for unforeseen or extenuating circumstances. *Specific dates for each of the weekly activities will be posted in the course schedule on the eCompanion web site.



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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