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HR 353 Intro to Human Resource Mgmt
Gebhardt, David 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

HR 353 Intro to Human Resource Mgmt

Semester

F2T 2011 DLB

Faculty

Gebhardt, David A.

Title

Senior Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

Master of Public Administration/Human Resources
Bachelor of Science in Management

Office Location

Arizona

Office Hours

Online Course Instructor

Daytime Phone

623-694-2487

E-Mail

David.Gebhardt@park.edu

Semester Dates

October 17, 2011 - December 11, 2011

Class Days

Online Class

Class Time

Online Class

Prerequisites

MG352 or HC351

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Text Title: Human Resource Management
Edition: 13th
Author: Mathis; Jackson
ISBN: 9780538453158
 

BUNDLE: text + customized e-college course cartridge access code = 1133618197
Price of the above bundle is $150 net (compared to $162.50 for the book by itself – students save money by purchasing the components together).

Access code sold separately (e-college course cartridge access code) = 1133445055
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Note:  This course requires the course cartridge supplement in addition to the text.

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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:
Lectures, videos, presentations, internet links, web sites, and readings will be utilized to enhance the learning environment.

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. 1. Discuss how organizational culture and HR are related and identify the areas that are part of these relationships.
  2. 2. Describe how to access and utilize key websites from the Department of Labor, Department of Justice, EEOC, etc.  as compliance and management tools for Human Resources.
  3. 3. Identify methods for forecasting HR supply and demand levels and describe how HR works as a strategic partner to assure that planning occurs.
  4. 4. Explain the differences between administrative and developmental uses of performance appraisal.
Core Assessment:
Final exam

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Activity/Assignment Points                      Points                         Total Points
HRM Quiz and Introduction                   10 Points                     10 Points
Case Studies (6)                                    40 Points Each             240 Points
Literature Review                                  50 Points                        50 Points
Discussions (8)                                      30 Points Each             240 Points
Research Paper                                   160 Points                     160 Points
Final Exam                                          300 Points                      300 Points
Total Points                                                                             1000 Points


Grading:

Activity/Assignment Points                      Points                         Total Points
HRM Quiz and Introduction                   10 Points                     10 Points
Case Studies (6)                                    40 Points Each             240 Points
Literature Review                                  50 Points                        50 Points
Discussions (8)                                      30 Points Each             240 Points
Research Paper                                   160 Points                     160 Points
Final Exam                                          300 Points                      300 Points
Total Points                                                                             1000 Points
 
900-1000 points = A
800-899 points = B
700-799 points = C
600-699 points = D
Less than 600 points = F

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.  Please let me know in advance if you can not complete an assignment by the due date. Ecampus is on Mountain Time and all due dates will correspond to this time zone.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students are expected to be involved in the weekly discussions and complete the assignments in a timely manner.  In addition, they should be courteous to other students in the online environment.

NOTE:  All assignments should be submitted in RTF (rich text format) or PDF.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Item                                                         Due Date
HRM Quiz and Introduction           
Wednesday Midnight of Week 1
Case Studies (6)                             
Sunday Midnight of Week's 2-7
Literature Review                           
Sunday Midnight of Week 4
Discussions (8)                               
Thursday and Sunday Midnight of Week's 1-8
Research Paper                              
Sunday Midnight of Week 7
Quizzes (6)                                     
Sunday Midnight Week's 2-7
Final Exam                                     
Week 8 Friday (Determined by Proctor Schedule)

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.
ONLINE NOTE: Students must participate in an academically related activity on a weekly basis in order to be marked present in an online class. Examples of academically-related activities include but are not limited to: contributing to an online discussion, completing a quiz or exam, completing an assignment, initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a courserelated question, or using any of the learning management system tools.

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:

HR Quiz- A link is provided to take the SHRM quiz at the beginning of the class during week 1.


 Case Studies- Answer questions for 2 case studies each week for the application HW assignment.


 Quizzes- Take weekly quizzes to cover chapter reading assignments.


 Discussions- Take an active part in weekly discussions by answering two questions and providing 2 peer reviews.


 Literature Review- Create an introduction to your research paper and provide a summary of 3 websites you will be utilizing in the final project and paper.  This is due in week 5.


 Research Paper- Create a 5-7 page research paper with references due week 7.


 Final Exam- A proctored exam to be taken during week 8 and covers material from week 1-8.



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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