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HR 353 Intro to Human Resource Mgmt
Gallegos, Patrick Louis


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 353 Intro to Human Resource Mgmt/BLENDED COURSE

Semester

F2E 2011 PEH

Faculty

Gallegos, Patrick Louis

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MBA/Business Management Core
BS Management/Marketing & Management/Human Resources

Office Location

Classroom location: TBD

Office Hours

Open Via email

Daytime Phone

760-815-7056

Other Phone

760-763-7177

E-Mail

Patrick.Gallegos@park.edu

Patrick.Gallegos@usmc.mil

Semester Dates

10/17/2011-12/11/2011

Class Days

-M----

Class Time

4:45 - 10:10 PM

Prerequisites

MG352

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

 

  • Title: Human Resources Management
  • Author: Mathis, Robert L.
  • Edition/Copyright: 13TH
  • Publisher: South-Western Publishing Co.
  • Type Hardback
  • ISBN-10: 0-538-45315-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-538-45315-8

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:

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Park University Library

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Databases

 

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Course Description:
HR353 Introduction to Human Resource Management: theory, methodology and application of human resource planning and development techniques, staffing analysis and planning, career management, management secession and development, and performance improvement. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
I believe the learning process should be a collaborative effort, the teacher’s responsibility is to design and prepare class lectures and course information to stimulate the students’ curiosity. The responsibility of the student is to come to class fully prepared and to actively participate in the learning process. In addition, the classroom environment is an open discussion, where the student learns from both the teacher and the other students. 

The learning process is a continuous process, where the student should keep learning and updating knowledge learned from the course. In addition, students need to take an active role in the process of their education in order to pursue and achieve their goals.   

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Define “human resource management.”
  2. Explain how a firm's human resources influence organizational performance.
  3. Describe how firms can use HR initiatives to cope with workplace changes and trends such as a more diverse workforce, the global economy, downsizing, and new legislation.
  4. List the factors influencing worker motivation that are under managers' control.
  5. Describe the process of job analysis, components of a job description, and those of a job specification.
  6. Explain why compliance with HR law is an important part of doing business.
  7. Explain why employees join unions.
  8. Describe the employment-at-will doctrine.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the role of Human Resources management in today's workplace
  2. Discuss the current trends and issues in HR development
  3. Discuss current recruiting and retention techniques
  4. Explain the regulatory environment that affects employee benefits
Core Assessment:
Final exam

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

 The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements:

  • Homework Assignments: 21%; The student will complete 7 weekly Homework assignments, which will consist of end of chapter review questions and case study questions. The weekly Homework questions will consist of 10 questions worth 3 points each. Which correlates into 30 points per week x 7 weeks=210 points

 

  • Week 2, 5 & 7 Online Discussion Questions (9%); which is made up of the following factors:
    • Students need to post a response to any of one of the week 2, 5, & 7 online instructor questions by Thursday no later than 1159 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST). 
    • Students need to post a response to a fellow student’s response by Sunday no later than 1159 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST). 
    • Students will receive 18 points per week for answering one discussion question and 12 points per week for responding to a fellow student’s response for a total of 30 points per week (3 x30=90 points).  

 

  • Mid Term Examination 14%; primarily a multiple choice type examination with a couple short response essay questions.
  • Term Paper 18%
    • Term Paper will be at least 8 pages including cover and reference pages. Utilize Times New Roman 12 point font and doubled spaced.
    • Topic:  The student needs to select a Human Resources topic from the book. The student can select a Human Resources topic not from the book with prior approval from the instructor.  Establish no less than 3 references using the text as one reference
    • Utilize APA writing style: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/l can assist you but there are other APA sites you can utilize
  • Comprehensive Final Examination 30%; primarily a multiple choice type examination with a couple short response essay questions.
  • Instructor evaluation/class participation 8%; which is made up of the following factors:
    • Attendance (students who do not make contact with instructor prior to class will be given an unexcused absence). In addition, student will lose all participation points for an unexcused absence.  
    • Participation in classroom discussions
    • Weekly class activities

 

Grading:

 
 

Item / Assignment

Points

Homework Assignments (21%)

210

Week 2, 5, & 7 Discussion questions (9%)

90

Midterm Exam (14%)

140

Term Paper (18%)

180

Comprehensive Examination (30%)

300

Participation (8%)

80

Total Points Possible

1000

 

 

Letter Grades

Points

Grade

1000 - 900

A

900 - 800

B

800 - 700

C

700 - 600

D

Less than 600

F

  

RUBRIC for Homework Questions

Homework Question Rubric:

3 points: Homework answer clearly provides sufficient and relevant information that demonstrates a synthesis and integration of the designated learning outcomes. 

2.5 points: Homework answer provides sufficient, relevant information that demonstrates a synthesis and integration of the designated learning outcomes for most aspects.

2 points: Homework answer is relevant but lacks sufficient examples and supporting detail with little synthesis of learning outcomes present.

1.5  points: Homework answer is incomplete and lacks any integration or synthesis of learning outcomes.

1 point: Homework answer has little or nothing to do with required assignment and the synthesis of designated outcomes. 

 

RUBRIC for Week 2, 5, & 7 Discussion questions

Discussion Question (18 points possible)

1.    Did the student response utilize relevant and applicable information from the readings and/or online research to support major points made in discussion question. (6 points)

2.    Was the student response indicative of an "informed" response? Was it clear that the student had prepared for the class through completion of assigned text and other readings, a review of the instructor's weekly lecture, and possibly some outside research performed by the student? (6 points)

3.    Did the student response reflect advanced-level work (clearly expressed, spelling, grammar, and appropriateness)? (6 points)

Peer Review: (12 points possible)

1.    Did the student response present original thoughts, ideas, and examples and avoids the use of simple agreement/disagreement with, or restatement of, what others have already said. (6 points)

2.    Did the student response reflect advanced-level work (clearly expressed, spelling, grammar, and appropriateness)? (6 points)

 

RUBRIC for the Term Paper

One Hundred and eighty (180) points possible; refer to the syllabus for the basic outline for the Term Paper. 

1. FORMATING: APA Format utilized and followed (24 points total).

• Title Page 6 points

• Body of paper 6 points

• Summary of Paper 6 points

• Reference Page 6 points

2. Body of Paper: (90 points total).

• Title Page (3 points)

• Main Points, (9 points; 3 for each main point) minimum of three main points. For example, points which illustrate those in favor (pro), points which illustrate those opposed (con), and your conclusions and opinions.

• Main Points equally discussed; (60 points) smooth transitions between points; convincing arguments made; points supported with references.

• References cited within text; properly cited. (18 points)

3. Reference Page: (10 points)

References used within the text are cited on the reference page and consistency in how you have cited the references. In addition, if the reference is used in the paper there should be a listing in the Reference Page and vice versa. 

4. Length of overall paper. (40 points total):

5 points for each page. For example, an 8 page paper (plus the Title Page, and Reference Page) will receive 48 points for length. 

5. Spelling and Grammar. 16 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 work will not receive full grade credit. Work not turned in by the due date, but which is turned in no more the 1 day late, will receive a max 75% credit. Homework received 2 days late will receive a max 50% credit. Homework received 3 days late will receive a max 25% credit. No credit will be received for homework 4 days late. No work received after the last Saturday of the term will be scored.

Late submissions of work will only be accepted if the student gets prior approval from the instructor.

Extra Credit:

 No extra credit is offered in this course. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Any classroom conduct that disrupts the learning environment in the opinion of the instructor will not be tolerated.  

Also remember that computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive.  Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems.  Printers run out of ink and hard drive crash.  Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology.  Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 

HR353 Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Day/Week

Mondays

Reading Assignment

Activities

  MISC

Oct 17/Week 1

Chapters 1 & 2

Homework Due Oct 24th NLT 1159 PM PST

Oct 24/ Week 2

Chapters 3 & 4

Online Discussion Due Oct 30th, NLT 1159 PM PST

Homework Due Oct 30th NLT 1159 PM PST

Online Class

Oct 31/ Week 3

Chapters 6 & 7

Homework Due Nov 6th 1159 PM PST

Nov 7/ Week 4

Chapters 8 & 9

Homework Due Nov 13th,  NLT 1159 PM PST

Midterm

Nov 14/ Week 5

Chapters 10 & 11

Online Discussion Due Nov 20th,  NLT 1159 PM PST

Homework Due Nov 20 NLT 1159 PM PST

 Online Class

Nov 21/ Week 6

Chapters 12 & 14

Homework Due Nov 27th, NLT 1159 PM PST

Nov 28/ Week 7

Chapters 15 & 16

Online Discussion Due Dec 4th, NLT 1159 PM PST

Homework Due Dec 4th NLT 1159 PM PST

Online Class

Dec 5/ Week 8

Term paper Due Dec 9th NLT 1159 PM PST

 FINAL EXAM

 

 

Week 1: Course Topic/Dates/Assignments(Building TBD) 

1.  Course Review; Introductions and Review of Syllabus

2. Review Chapters 1 & 2


3.  Homework; Post the week 1 homework in
a word.doc via the dropbox by NLT Sunday Oct 24thth,  1159 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST).


Week 2 Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
(Online Classroom)

1.  Online Class: Class will be conducted via online from Oct 24-30.

2. Review Chapters 3 & 4

3. Online Discussion Question; Instructor will post questions on Oct 24th

*Post a response to one of the two Online Instructor Discussion Questions by NLT Thursday  Oct 27th, 1159 PM (PST)

*Reply to a student’s response by NLT Sunday Oct 30th, 1159 PM (PST)


4.  Homework; Post the week 2 homework in
a word.doc via the dropbox by NLT Sunday Oct 30th, 1159 PM (PST). 


 
Week 3 Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:(Building TBD) 

1. Review Chapters 6 & 7

2. Midterm Review

3.  Homework; Post the week 3 homework in a word.doc via the dropbox by NLT Sunday Nov 6th, 1159 PM (PST).


Week 4 Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
( Building TBD)

1.  Midterm Exam; Exam will be two hours, closed book & closed notes

2.  Review Chapters 8 & 9

3.  Homework; Post the week 5 homework in a word.doc via the dropbox by NLT Sunday Nov 13th, 2011; 1159 PM (PST).


Week 5 Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
(Online Classroom) 

 

1.  Online Class: Class will be conducted via online from Nov 14th-Nov 20th.

2. Review Chapters 10 & 11

3. Online Discussion Question; Instructor will post questions on Nov 14th

*Post a response to one of the two Online Instructor Discussion Questions by NLT Thursday Nov 17th, 1159 PM (PST)

*Reply to a student’s response by NLT Sunday Nov 20th, 1159 PM (PST)

4.  Homework; Post the week 4 homework in a word.doc via the dropbox  by NLT Sunday Nov 20th,  2011; 1159 PM (PST).

 

Week 6 Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:( Building TBD)

1. Final Exam Review; Exam will be two hours and closed book & Closed notes

2.  Review Chapters 12 & 14

3.  Homework; Post the week 7 homework in a word.doc via the dropbox by NLT Sunday Nov 27th, 2011; 1159 PM (PST).

Week 7 Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:( Online Classroom) 

 1.  Online Class: Class will be conducted via online from Nov 28-Dec 4th.

 2.  Review Chapters 15 & 16

3. Online Discussion Question; Instructor will post questions on Nov 24

*Post a response to one of the two Online Instructor Discussion Questions by NLT Thursday Dec 1st, 1159 PM (PST)

*Reply to a student’s response by NLT Sunday Dec 4th, 1159 PM (PST)

4.  Homework; Post the week 6 homework in a word.doc via the dropbox by NLT Sunday Dec 4th, 2011; 1159 PM (PST). 

Week 8 Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:(Building TBD)

1. Final Exam; Exam will be two hours and closed book & Closed notes

2. Assignments: All remaining assignments must be turned in by NLT FRIDAY Dec 9thh, 2011; 1159 PM (PST).

3.  Term Paper; Post the term paper in a word.doc via the dropbox by NLT FRIDAY Dec 9th, 2011; 1159 PM (PST).

4. Final Grades: All final grades will be sent to Park University by NLT Sunday Dec 11th, 10:00 PM (PST) 

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
Explain how a firm's human resources influence organizational performance.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Provides a very thorough, in-depth explanation of how human resources are the  main way organizations perform, including examples from actual organizations. Explains how an organization's human resources can contribute to the achievement of organization objectives and performance. Provides a incomplete, vague,  or inaccurate explanation of the relation between human resources and organization performance. No significant answer or unrelated material. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
Describe how firms can use HR initiatives to cope with workplace changes and trends such as a more diverse workforce, the global economy, downsizing, and new legislation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Creates and throroughly describes situations and examples as well as identification of the HR initiatives to respond to workplace changes including diversity, globalization, and downsizing. Describes how Human Resource initiatives may be used to address workplace changes including diversity, globalization and downsizing. Provides a incomplete, vague or inaccurate description of the use of HR initiatives to address change. No significant answer or unrelated material. 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
Explain why employees join unions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Submits a thorough explanation of more three reasons employees join unions and examples to support each reason. Provides an explanation of at least three reasons employees join unions. Provides a incomplete (less than three reasons), vague or inaccurate explanation of why employees join unions. No significant answer or unrelated material. 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
Define “human resource management.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Defines “human resource management” with an in-depth explanation of the relation between HRM and the other organizational functions, and examples to support the definition and explanation. Defines “human resource management” to include the relation to other managerial functions and the role of HRM in organizations. Provides a incomplete, vague or inaccurate definition of the term “human resource management.” No significant answer or unrelated material. 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
Explain why compliance with HR law is an important part of doing business.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Submits a thorough explanation of all aspects of HR law compliance and supports the explanation with examples. Explains  why compliance with HR law is important in terms of operating a business that includes legal and societal relations. Provides a incomplete, vague or inaccurate explanation. No significant answer or unrelated material. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
Describe the process of job analysis, components of a job description, and those of a job specification.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Provides a thorough, complete description and explains the relation between the three activities, the risks, and the positive outcomes of processes. Describes the process(es)  of job analysis, components of a job description, and those of a job specification.

 
Provides a incomplete, vague or inaccurate description of the process. No significant answer or unrelated material. 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
Explain how a firm's human resources influence organization performance.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
An extensive description and explanation which includes the historical background and projects different scenarios for the future. Explains how an organization's human resources can contribute to the achievement of organization objectives and performance. Provides a incomplete, vague or inaccurate explanation. No significant answer or unrelated material. 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
List the factors influencing worker motivation that are under managers' control.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Provides an extensive background on the theories supporting the factors as well as the factors under a managers control. Provides a complete list of the factors that a manager may influence or control in terms of worker performance. Provides a incomplete, vague or inaccurate list. No significant answer or unrelated material. 

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