HR 353 Intro to Human Resource Mgmt
S2R 2012 SC
Powell, George A.
Senior Adjunct Faculty
MBA Business Management/Human Resource ManagementBS Business Administration
Scott AFB IL
By appointment only. Use instructos e-mail or telephone number
Mar 19 - May 13, 2012
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
MG 352 and HC 351
Title:Human Resource Management, 13th edition: Mathis and
South - Western CENGAGE learning
ISBN: 13: 978-0-538-45315-8
ISBN: 10: 0-538-45315-x
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Welcome to HR353, "Introduction
to Human Resource Management". My educational philosophy is one of inter-activeness
based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet,
videos, web sites and writings. I will engage each of you in what is referred
to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas,
issues and contradictions. Together, we will learn the key principles used in
human resource management in decision-making, ethical responsibilities We will
use readings, videos, lectures, case studies, and discussions as knowledge
building tools. This course concludes with assessments that include a research
paper and proctored final examination.
NOTICE: Since this course consists of a one hour class
period, conducted Monday thru Friday from 12 PM to 1 PM daily, the published “Course Topic/Dates/Assignments” will
not completely identify the activities that will be covered in each of
the one hour class sessions. This will be further discussed in the first day of
class. All of the elements for each week shown in this syllabus will be divided
up into the five sessions for that week. Everything will be covered and you
will be given all essential topics for discussion, quizzes and exams during the
forty (40), one hour class sessions. Attendance, punctuality, and class participation
is essential. Food or drink will NOT be permitted in the class room so
arrangements for your lunch must be made prior to or following your class.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Link to Class Rubric
There will be a 50 question,
multiple choice, true/false mid term exam and a ten question essay final
exam. In addition there will be eight (8) quizzes and a five (5) to (7) page research paper.
An oral presentation, based of your research paper will be given no later than
week seven (7). Classroom participation will include case studies and assigned
Research Paper (1)
Class Room Participation 150
Oral presentation (1) 100
90% to 100% of total points = A
80% to 89% of total points = B
70% to 79% of total points = C
60% to 69% of total points = D
All final exams will be comprehensive and will be closed
book and closed notes. No calculators or electronic devices that include
features such as phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth are
The grade for students who complete the Final Exam will be based on the overall
average of homework, quizzes, presentations, reports and exams taken during the
course. The final exam will address only material which the student has covered in class.
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 instructor will not accept
assignments turned in beyond their due dates unless for legitimate reasons such
as illness or temporary duty. Students must make up the missed work by
providing the instructor with a two (2) page outline for each chapter discussed
during the student's absence. Students who will be absent as a result of
temporary military duty must provide the instructor with a copy of official
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
All students are required to
maintain a professional atmosphere throughout the course. Professional dialogue
is expected at all times. Academic
dishonesty will result in immediate release from the class and a failing grade.
Students are expected to attend all classes on time and be prepared to be an
active participant in the class. Student participation will be reflected
in the student's final grade. Attendance will be recorded at each class
meeting. It is the student's responsibility to notify the instructor of
any expected absence(s), and to arrange with the instructor to make-up any
missed assignments. Each absence will require a make-up assignment.
Unexcused absences will be forwarded to the Park University
Administrative Office. Please refer to the Park University Handbook for
the attendance policy. If an unanticipated absence should occur students
are encouraged to contact the instructor at either of the telephone numbers
listed on the first page of this syllabus.
Important, See Notice in “Educational Philosophy” above.
Week 1: Instructor/student
introductions. Syllabus review. Lecture: Chapter 1: HR
functions. Challenges facing HR management today. Class
participation to include discussion of case study found on page 33 in your
class text. Chapter 2: Strategic HR management and planning. Class
participation, Quiz # 1
Week 2: Lecture: Chapter
3: Equal Employment Opportunity. Class participation to include
discussion of case study found on page 103 in your class text.
Chapter 4: Job analysis. Class participation, Quiz # 2.
Week 3: Lecture: Chapter
5: HR planning and Retention. Class participation to include discussion
of case study found on page 172 in your class text.
Chapter 6: Recruitment
and labor markets. Class participation, Quiz # 3
Week 4: Lecture: Chapter
7: Selection and placement. Class participation to include discussion of
case study found on page 243 in your class text.
Chapter 8: Training and development. Midterm
examination covering material in Chapters 1 thru Chapter 8. Class
participation, Quiz # 4
Week 5: Lecture: Chapter
9: Talent management. Class participation to include discussion of
case study found on page 315 in your class text.
Chapter 10: Performance management and appraisal. Class participation,
Quiz # 5
Week 6: Lecture: Chapter
11: Compensation. Class participation to include discussion of case study
found on page 390 in your class text.
Chapter 12: Incentive plans and executive compensation. Oral
Presentations begin today. Class participation, Quiz # 6
Week 7: Lecture: Chapter
13: Managing employee benefits. Class participation to include discussion
of case study found on page 460 in your class text.
Chapter 14: Risk management and worker protection. Oral
Presentations continue. Final examination review. Class participation,
Quiz # 7
Week 8: Final examination.
Oral presentations and research papers make up is due today. Quiz # 8 prior to
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.
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Instructor Bio: Welcome students to
HR353, Human Resources Management. My name is George Powell and I will be your
instructor during the 8 weeks of your course.
My teaching experience began in 1974
teaching both Graduate and Undergraduate courses face to face and on line, and
continues to date. I have taught numerous Business Management and Human
Resource courses as a Senior Adjunct Instructor and have been teaching
exclusively for Park University since 1992.
I completed a thirty six year
professional military career in the United States Air Force, which included
four years in Senior Executive Leadership as Commanding Officer of two Major
Communications Groups. I retired Lt. Colonel in 1991. After retirement I
began civilian employment as a government contracting manager of Innovative
Technology Corporation in O’Fallon, Illinois. Later I committed to a three-year
stint as General Manager of Durham School Services, a student transportation
company. This activity required daily involvement with labor union and human
resources activities. These activities provided considerable insight and
practical application in the human resource and management process.I will bring
this experience to the table.
Welcome aboard for a very
interesting and informational course.
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