MBA 633 Human Resource Management
S2P 2012 DLA
Bridgewater, Dr. Felicia
EdD - Nova Southeastern UniversityMaster of Arts in Management/Master of Arts in HRD – Webster UniversityBachelor of Science – Morgan State University
Mon-Thurs 11am – 3pm
904-442-6393 (email preferred)
March 19 - May 13, 2012
Textbook: Fisher, Schoenfeldt, & Shaw. Human Resource Management, Sixth Edition: 2006. ISBN 0-618-52786-9
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Educational Philosophy: The major goal of this course is to help you understand the value in finding the right question to ask in a particular setting and knowing where to find the tools and resources to accomplish the task at hand. The facilitator's educational philosophy centers around readings, cases and review questions because the best way to learn the topic is through application. Lectures and outside resources will supplement the readings to highlight important concepts, but class discussion and questions will be the main method which allows the concepts to sink in so that you will be able to apply them in a business setting. It is key that all assignments be completed to the best of your ability before coming to class (or before engaging in the online discussion), and you are prepared to discuss your answers with the class.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Methods of instruction: Lecture; Readings; Cases and Exercises; Discussion; Team Project; Article Reviews; Examination.
Discussion (Weekly points possible: 20)
- 10 points for posting under each topic by Thursday midnight
- 10 points for responding to at least two other students on at least two separate days under each topic in a thoughtful and analytical manner
Homework (weekly points possible: 30)
Methods of evaluation:
Weekly assignments from chapters 210 points
Reviews on HRM articles (2 @ 25 pts) 50
Team Project 25
Weekly Discussion activities 150
Final Exam 250
Total possible points 765
Method of conversion of points to grade at end of term:
90% or more = A
80% - 89% = B
70% - 79% = C
less than 70% = not acceptable for consideration for grade
- 10 points for answering the correct questions and submitting by midnight on Thursday
- 20 points for effort, thoughtfulness, and thoroughness of the responses, including application to weekly subject matter
Team Project (points possible: 25)
- 10 points for feedback from your teammates regarding your level of participation and cooperation
- 15 points per team member for the content of the project – whether it fully addresses the topic, incorporates resources (textbook or outside), and is presented in a professional manner
Quizzes (weekly points possible: 10)
- True/False, Multiple Choice, and Fill-in-the-blank questions from the weekly readings; 1 point each
Article Reviews (points possible: 25)
- 10 points for selection of relevant article and proper citations
- 15 points for analysis and application to course
Final Exam (points possible: 250)
- Comprehensive exam covering all chapters discussed in the course
- Essay questions graded on application to course, thoughtfulness/thoroughness of responses
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submissions will not be accepted unless there is a documented medical issue. Deadlines for submitting assignments are Sunday (Day 7) of each week. Please work to submit assignments no later than the due date(s) in order to avoid a loss in points.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to spend a substantial amount of time both in class and out of class each week including but not limited to participating in weekly class discussions, sending/receiving Email, completing quizzes and tests, and conducting research over the World Wide Web. A rule of thumb is that you should spend approximately 4-6 hours per week on readings, preparing assignments, or engaging in group work and discussion.
I expect students to think and question throughout the course. The focus of my lectures is not to summarize the very well-written text. Rather, I will attempt to point out highlights and insights that the authors raise as well as reinforce the provocative questions raised. As stated above, the core of this course is to know the questions to ask. Without knowing the correct question to ask, the answer is virtually meaningless. So, do not feel like this is an "I give you information and you give it back" course. This is an interactive dialogue in which you, as the student, are a vital participant.
Academic Honesty:As a learning community, the University upholds the highest standards of academic integrity in all its academic activities, by faculty, staff, administrators and students. Academic integrity involves much more than respecting intellectual property rights. It lies at the heart of learning, creativity, and the core values of the University. Those who learn, teach, write, publish, present, or exhibit creative works are advised to familiarize themselves with the requirements of academic integrity and make every effort to avoid possible offenses against it, knowingly or unknowingly. Park University 2011-2012 Graduate Catalog Page 21
Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person's ideas, interpretation, words (even a few), data, statements, illustration or creative work and their presentation as one's own. An offense against plagiarism constitutes a serious academic misconduct. Although offenses against academic integrity can manifest themselves in various ways, the most common forms of offenses are plagiarism and cheating. Plagiarism goes beyond the copying of an entire article. It may include, but is not limited to: copying a section of an article or a chapter from a book, reproduction of an art work, illustration, cartoon, photograph and the like and passing them off as one's own. Copying from the Internet is no less serious an offense than copying from a book or printed article, even when the material is not copyrighted.
Plagiarism also includes borrowing ideas and phrases from, or paraphrasing, someone else's work, published or unpublished, without acknowledging and documenting the source. Acknowledging and documenting the source of an idea or phrase, at the point where it is utilized, is necessary even when the idea or phrase is taken from a speech or conversation with another person.
Park University 2011-2012 Graduate Catalog Page 21
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 Graduate Catalog Page 25
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 .
Please allow me to tell you a little about myself. I have been a college professor/instructor for more than 11 years and it is a delight to teach at Park University. I find great joy in helping our students to reach their academic goals.
I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Morgan State University in 1994, a Master of Arts in Management and Master of Arts in Human Resources Development degree from Webster University in 1999. I completed my doctoral work in 2006 and earned a Doctorate in Education specializing in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.
I am an independent contractor/consultant and business owner. I am married and a mother of three wonderful little boys (8 and 6 years old and a 2 year old). I am a licensed minister and an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. In my spare time (if I ever have any to spare) I enjoy reading, crafts, sewing, home decorating, traveling/sightseeing, attending church, shopping, community service projects, and just plain old family time. I look forward to working with you in achieving your educational goals. May your academic journey be as enjoyable as my experience is as a facilitator.
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