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HR 353 Intro to Human Resource Mgmt
Smith, Jeffrey 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

U1Y 2012 MN

Faculty

Smith, Jeffrey A.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Masters Degree in Human Resources Development
Bachelors Degree Secondary Education

Office Location

Millington, TN - NSA

Office Hours

By Appointment Monday thru Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Daytime Phone

(901) 219-6746

E-Mail

jeffrey.smith11@park.edu

jasmithconsulting@hotmail.com

Semester Dates

6/4/12 - 7/29/12

Class Days

-M-----

Class Time

5:00 - 9:40 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Required Text: Human Resorces Management

Author: Wendell L. French 13th Edition,

ISBN: 13-978-0-538-45315-8

Publisher: South-Western
                  Cengage Learning

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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.
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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.

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's education philosophy is one of interactive participation based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, websites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

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. Explain how the various aspects of Human Relations tie together and apply to day to day situations in the workplace.
  2. Develop and apply the skill to work effectively with class members in a team environment on activities related to HR concepts that will be covered in this course.
  3. Demonstrate a basic understanding of how to develop an Individual Development Plan for one's self, a peer, or subordinate
  4. Demonstrate a basic understanding of key motivational theories identified in the text.
Core Assessment:
Final exam

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Assessment will be determined via examinations, quizzes and projects. "The comprehensive final is not a take-home test." "The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed notes exam."
 
Class Participation will be based on the following measures:
  • 100% attendance for every class
  • Active participation in in class team activities
  • Individual contribution in class discussions
Research Assignment will involve the following:
  • Students will select a Job to research using data found on the Bureau of Labor Statistics web site. Students will submit their findings as a report into the gradebook drop box.

Presentation Assignment will involve the following:

  •  Students will present the findings of the Research Assignment in a 7 to 10 minute PowerPoint presentation week seven of the course. Slide count should be between 6-10 slides.
Article Review

Students will select an article on a topic related to one of the chapter headings from the text. Students will prepare and submit a summary of the article and an explanationion of how this article relates to current challenges foced by HR Professionals today. The article review will be a minimum of 250 words and no more than 300 words. APA Citation will be included for the article. 

Quizzes, Mid-Term, Final Examination
 
  • Quizzes and Mid-Term will cover the material presented in class up to the week of the quiz or Mid-Term. The Final  Exam will be comprehensive. a combination of multiple choice, true false, and fill in the blank will be used in quizzes and exams. Quizzes will typically have a 6.5 point value per question. Mid-Term and Final questions will typically be worth 5 or 10 points each.
 

Grading:

Grading:

Total Points: (1000) GRADING SCALE FOR FINAL GRADE: A=>90% B=>80% and <90% C=>70% and <80% D=>60% and <70% F=<59%

Final Exam 300 pts

Mid-Term 100 pts

Quiz ( 2 @ 65) 130 pts

Research Paper 115

Presentation of Research Results 115
 
Class Participation 140 pts
 
Article Review 100
 
Total 1000 pts

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:
The instructor will not accept late assignments without prior notification and approval. Late assignments will have a reduced point value of 10% for each day the assignment is late. Assignments not turned in within three days of the due date will receive zero points.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Faculty members are expected to dismiss from their classrooms students whose behavior is detrimental to good order in the classroom.
As a common practice in college level academic education, the greatest range of acceptance will be given to all view points; each student will have intellectual advancement as their primary goal, respect will be given to all other students, the class as a group and the school environment.
 
- Cell phones must be turned off or in vibrate mode. If you receive a call, leave the class room and go to the school lobby, do not stand in the hallway as that disrupts other classes.
 
- Students that arrive late or leave early will receive reduced participation points.

-If a student is absent there is no makeup for participation points missed.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1 - Introduction Chapters 1,2,3

Week 2 Chapters 4,5,6 - Students submit research paper topic. - Quiz # 1 Chapters 1-3

Week 3 - Chapters 7,8,9,

Week 4 - Chapters 10,11,12 (Article Review Due) 

Week 5 - Mid-Term Examination Chapters 1-12

Week 6 - Chapters 13,14,15 Quiz # 2 Chapters 13-15

Week 7 - Chapters 16,17, 20 Student Presentations Students will prepare a 1,600 word paper in APA format on an HR topic to be selected by the student by week two of the course. Students will do a 10 min presentation on the paper topic during class on week seven.

Week 8 - Final Examination - Comprehensive

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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