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HR 353 Intro to Human Resource Mgmt
Povolish, Carol


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

S2J 2012 PVH

Faculty

Povolish, Carol

Title

Academic Director, KCA/Parkville and Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Master of Education, Human Resource Development and Counseling
Bachelor of Science in Occupational and Vocational Education/Business Administration

Office Location

Parkville--Park University Campus

Office Hours

By appointment or Online (Instructor's Office)

Daytime Phone

816-847-6664 (Home)

Other Phone

816-651-9651 (Cell)

E-Mail

carol.povolish@park.edu

pcpov@att.net

Semester Dates

March 18-May 12, 2013

Class Days

-M-----

Class Time

5:30 - 8:45 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Human Resource Management, Thirteenth Edition, by Robert L. Mathis and John H. Jackson
ISBN-13:978-0-538-47022-3

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

This is a Blended Modality Course.  Approximately 40% of the activities will require you to have regular internet access using a reliable connection to eCompanion, the Course website accessed through Park.Org or My Park.  Additional resources will frequently be posted in eCompanion under Announcements, Webliography, DocSharing, and weekly Activity tabs.
 
You must also be able to receive information about the course activities in your Park University email account (park.edu).
 
You may be able to push your Park.edu emails to your smartphone.  Check out "forwarding and POP/IMAP" under "settings" in your email account.  You can reach settings by clicking on a gear icon in the upper right hand corner of the page.
 
You are encouraged to complete the online class:  PDL300 Orientation to Online Learning--under Special Courses in your course list in your MyPark site.

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.
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http://www.park.edu/library/index.asp   Online information, links, electronic databases and the online catalog.
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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
 
This is a Blended Modality Course. Approximately 40% of the activities will require you to have regular internet access using a reliable connection to eCompanion, the Course website accessed through Park.Org or My Park. 

Additional resources will frequently be posted in eCompanion under Announcements
, Webliography, DocSharing, and weekly Activity tabs.
 

Educational Philosophy:
Carol's educational philosophy focuses directly on getting her students involved in their own learning process.  She accomplishes this through lectures, discussions, debates, group work, examinations, and presentations that require students to develop, analyze, critique, and present lessons directly related to what is currently happening in the world of human resource management.

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. Define making reasonable accommodations.
  2. Explain what is and is not a bona fide occupational qualification.
  3. Explain the approaches to managing diversity.
  4. Explain the changing nature of employee-employer expectations.
Core Assessment:
Final exam

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Students will be evaluated on the total number of points each student earns as compared to the greatest amount of points that may be earned in each class activity. In determining the number of points assigned to an activity, the major factors will be the following:

1. Was the work completed?

2. Was the work completed correctly?

3. Was the work completed on time?

All assignments, face-to-face segment, are due at the beginning of the class period and the online segment will be completed during the times the activities are made available (actual times and days to be covered later).

Class participation is worth a total of 80 points. The face-to-face segment is worth 5 points and the online segment is worth 5 points. Eight weeks times 10pts for a total of 80 points (8%).

There will be two quizzes (taken online) worth 50 points each for a total of 100 points (10%).

Homework/current events will be divided into face-to-face (worth 10 points) and the online segment (worth 10 points). The total for the entire class is 140 points (14%).

The research paper is worth 200 points (20%) and will be due the 4th week of the class. It will be in the APA format, between 5 to 7 pages (double spaced), work must be sighted, and a bibliography must be the last page of the document. The pages MUST BE NUMBERED.

A final presentation (10%) will also be accomplished at the end of the course on an HR topic and will be worth 100 points. More information to be given during orientation.

The final exam will be comprehensive and will be worth 30% of the final grade. It will be worth 300 points.

 

Attendance 10 points (per week) times 8 classes for a total of                            80points (8%)

  Face-to-face      = 5 points (per week) 
  Online               = 5 points (per week)
 
            Total        10 points per week times 8 weeks (classes)
 

Participation 10 points (per week) times 8 classes for a total of                         80points (8%)

  Face-to-face      = 5 points (per week) 
  Online               = 5 points (per week)
  Total                   10 points per week times 8 weeks (classes)
 
 
Quizzes                              2 quizzes times 50 points for a total of                100points (10%)

Homework/Current Events 20 points (per week) times 7classes for a total      140points (14%)

  Face-to-face   = 10 points (per week) 
  Online            = 10 points (per week)
                 Total  20 points per week times 8 weeks (classes)

Mid-term Research Paper                                                                           200points (20%)

Presentation                                                                                               100points (10%)

Comprehensive Final Examination                                                              300points (30%)

                                                                                           Total points 1000points   (100%)

Grading:

1000 - 900 = A

 899 - 800 = B

 799 - 600 = C

 699 - 500 = D

Below 599 = 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 homework/current events assignments for the face-to-face segment will be worth only 5 points.  Homework/current events for the online segment will be accomplished between Tuesday at 12:01am until Thursday at 11:59pm.  If it is not accomplished during this time, the assignment will be worth 0 points (the system will close the student out).
 
The mid-term research paper will loose 5 points for each day that it is late.  The final presentation will not be accepted late, since it will be accomplished the last two nights of class.  If the presentation is not submitted student will loose all points.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

 1.  Attend class and be prompt.  Class attendance is part of the class participation, which is a portion of your grade.  Roll will be entered on Fridays, after confirmation of the online activities.
2.  Excused absences will be granted on the instructor's discretion for the face-to-face segment of the class.  If granted, the student will receive 3 points for an excused absence in the face-to-face segment of the class.  To make up for the missed class, you must submit an essay of one to two pages in length, summarizing the assigned reading for the class period missed. This essay must be submitted by email with the essay as an attachment.  IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE UP ANYTHING MISSED IN THE CLASS.
3.  Be prepared for class.  This means that yu have read the assigned readings and are prepared to discuss them.  This course will consist of class discussions (online and face-to-face), small group discussions, group work, and lecture.  You are expected to take part in all of the activities. Your participation (online and face-to-face) is part of your grade.  The assigned reading will not always be reviewed in class, but projects will represent both assigned reading and class discussions.
4.  Examinations.  This will include 2 open book quizzes, a closed book comprehensive final, a research paper, and a team presentation.
5.  No make up assignments will be given unless the student presents a doctor's excuse for illness, a tow bill for car problems, or a funeral announcement.
6.  Homework and Current event assignments must be completed for the face-to-face and online segments of the class.
7.  Computers make the entire program work, but this technology can "run a foul," (i.e., printers run out of ink and paper, hard drives can go bad; so back up your work on to a flash drive and if your computer goes down, come to campus or the public library to accomplish any necessary work.
8.  Please turn off cell phones while the face-to-face segment is in session.
9.  Be respectful of your fellow classmates.  Remember, you can disagree without being disagreeable.
 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week/Date

Reading Assignment

Due by Monday nights class.

Face-to-face

Live Class Activities

Online Activities

Will be available Tuesday at 12:01am until Saturday at 11:59pm

Week 1: March 18-23, 2013

Read Chapters 1 and 2.

Read and Complete the questions to the Case on page 33.

Find a current event article to discuss in class

· Intro to Course

· Do personal introductions

· Sign up for paper and presentation teams.

· Discuss Chapters 1 and 2

March 19-23, 2013

· Discussion questions/Peer reviews

· Homework/CE

Read Case 2 and answer questions and upload to HW/CE drop box for week 1.

Week 2: March 25-29, 2013

Read Chapters 3 and 4.

Read Case on pg 103 and answer questions.

Find a current event article to discuss in class.

· Share current events

· Discuss Chapter 3.

· Small Groups: HR Experiential activity in Ch. 3.

· Discuss Chapter 4.

· Small Groups: Case on page 140.

March 26-March 29, 2013

·Discussion/Peer reviews

· HW/CE: Question 4, page 102 and question 3, page 139. Upload to HW/CE drop box for week 2.

Week 3: April 1-6, 2013

Read Chapters 5, 6, and 7.

Answer question 4, pg171, question 4, pg 208 and 2 and 4, pg 242.

Find a current event article to discuss in class.

· Share current events

· Discuss Chapter 5 thru 7.

· Small Groups: 1-Case pg 172

2-Case pg 209
 
3-Case pg 243
 
April 2-6, 2013

·
Discussion/Peer reviews

· HW/CE: HR Experiential Activity then upload to HW/CE drop box for week 3.

Week 4: April 8-13, 2013

Read Chapters 8 thru 10.

Answer question question 1, pg 279, question 1, pg 314, question 1, pg 353,

Find a current event article to discuss in class.

· Share current events

· Discuss Chapter 8.

· Case pg 279-280

· Discuss Chapter 9.

· Small Groups: 1-HR Experiential Activity pg 314-315

2-Case pg 315

· Discuss Chapter 10.

· HR Experiential Activity pg 353

April 9-13, 2013

· Quiz 1 (online)

· Discussion/Peer reviews

· HW/CE: none

· Paper is due, drop into Drop Box for Research paper.

Week 5: April 15-20, 2013

Read Chapter 11 thru 13.

Read and answer questions:

question 3, pg 389

question 3, pg 419

question 4, pg 549

· Share current event articles

· Discuss Ch 11

Case-pg 390

· Discuss Ch 12

Case-pg 420-421

· Discuss Ch 13

Case-pg 460

April 16-20, 2013

·Discussion/Peer reviews

· HW/CE: HR Experiential Activities on pgs 390, 420, and 459-460, then upload to HW/CE drop box for week 5.  Information listed in online classsrom week 5.

Week 6: April 22-27, 2013

Read Chapter 14 thru 16.

Read and answer questions for the following Cases:

Case pg 499

Case pg 534

Case pg 572

· Share current events

· Discuss Chapter 14 thru 16.

· Small Groups: 1-Exp. Activity pg 499.

2-Exp. Activity pg 534.

3-Exp. Activity pg 571-572.

April 23-27, 2013

· Quiz 2 (online)

·Discussion/Peer reviews

· HW/CE: none

Week 7: April 29-May 4, 2013

Bring notes, quizzes, and books.

Bring a Current Event.

· Share Current event.

· Presentation Teams (first group)

· Review for final

April 30-May 4, 2013
·Discussion/Peer review

Week 8: May 6, 2013

Prepare for final exam.

Bring in copies of quizzes to be turned in prior to final.

 

Work the online discussion/peer review prior to class.

· Take comprehensive final

· Presentation Teams (second group)

· Pass out final grades

May 5, 2012

Work the online discussion/peer review prior to class.

This will open May 3,  at 12:01am until May 5 at 11:59pm

 

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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 97

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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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:
This is a Blended Modality Course.  Approximately 40% of the activities will require you to have regular internet access using a reliable connection to eCompanion, the Course website accessed through Park.Org or My Park.  Additional resources will frequently be posted in eCompanion under Announcements, Webliography, DocSharing, and weekly Activity tabs.



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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