MG 420 Labor Relations
F2T 2012 DLB
Masters Degree in ManagementBachelors Degree in Business Administration
Fort Sam Houston and Virtual Park University Site
Daily 6PM – 10PM Central Time
22 October 2012- 16 December 2012
MG352 and HR 353
Text Title: Labor Relations : Striking a Balance
Edition/Copyright: 3rd Edition 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
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I believe that students will learn only when they are ready to learn, and that student learning will only happen when students see some value in the course materials presented as applicable to their own lives, interests, and/or careers. It is my role to facilitate that learning by fostering critical thinking and by serving as a role model and as a resource for my students.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Participation: (conference thread postings): 20% of your final grade. You will be able to control how much credit you earn for Class Participation (CP) which includes timely and appropriate conference thread postings. In order to receive any credit whatsoever your conference thread postings must be posted not later than midnight (CST) on Sunday of each class week. You can earn up to 40 points each week for weeks 1-7; and up to 20 points for your week 8 conference thread posting. Conference thread postings normally include a reply each week (worth up to 15 points) to any one of the discussion questions (DQ) posed by the instructor in the Discussion Questions thread in the Conference area. You will also have the opportunity (should you choose to take it) to increase your grade for your response to my discussion question by 4 points by including a text reference in support of your offering; another 4 points for including and discussing an appropriate web-based reference in support of your offering, and an additional 2 points if your offering is free from spelling and/or grammatical errors. If you decide to do all of these things you can earn up to 25 points for your response to any one of my discussion questions. In addition to the above opportunities, you can further increase your class participation grade each week by offering a Value Added Posting (VAP) to a classmate’s DQ response or VAP. A Value Adding Posting (VAP) is a posting you would make in response to a classmate’s DQ response or VAP posting similar to what you would say to that person in a face-to-face classroom.
Weekly quizzes: You will be required to take 4 online quizzes during the term and combined are worth 200 points or 20% of your final grade. You may take each quiz only one time. Each quiz has either a 15-minute or a 30-minute time limit to complete and must be completed by midnight (CST) on Sunday of the week the quiz is assigned. The first quiz in week 2 and the week 7 quiz each have a 30-minute time limit. The week 3 and week 5 quizzes each have a 15-minute time limit. Each quiz is graded automatically by the eCollege platform and the results/grade of your quiz is made immediately available to you at the competition of the quiz.
Practice Quizzes: Are optional and are offered for no credit, but rather as a self-check/study guide. You may take each quiz as many times as you like. There are no time limits associated with the practice quizzes. A practice quiz is offered for each week in weeks 2, 3, 5, and 7. Each practice quiz is graded automatically by the eCollege platform and the results/grade of your quiz is made immediately available to you at the competition of the quiz.
Midterm Exam: The midterm exam must be taken online in Week 4 and is worth 100 points or 10% of your final grade. The midterm will cover information contained in Chapters 1-5, and Chapter 9 and will consist of 50 multiple choice and true/false questions. You will have 90 minutes to complete the exam and it must be completed by midnight (CST) on Sunday of week the quiz is assigned. The midterm exam is graded automatically by the eCollege platform and the results/grade of your exam is made immediately available to you at the competition of the exam.
Practice Midterm:The practice midterm is optional, and covers information contained in Chapters 1-5, and Chapter 9. The practice midterm is offered for no credit, but rather as a self-check/study guide. You may take the practice midterm as many times as you like. There are no time limits associated with the practice midterm. The practice midterm is graded automatically by the eCollege platform and the results/grade of your practice midterm is made immediately available to you at the competition of the practice midterm.
Research Assignment: (due not later than midnight CST on the last day of week 6): 20% of your final grade. Your research assignment will ask four rather in-depth essay questions. Three of these questions will be worth 40 points and one will be worth 80 points for a total of 200 possible points. At least 75% of the verbiage in your offering for each question must be in your own words. Up to 25% can be the words of others taken from either the text or from the articles you used in support of your offering. You will be required to submit your paper using the Modern Language Association (MLA) formatting style.
Note: The comprehensive final exam is not a take home test. It will be proctored as a closed book, closed notes exam.
Your Final Grade is based on a 1000-point system. You can earn up to 200 points (20 percent of the final grade) for Class Participation, 200 points for the Weekly Quizzes (20 percent of the final grade), 100 points (10 percent of the final grade) for the Midterm exam, 200 points (20 percent of the final grade) for the Research Assignment, and 300 points (30 percent of the final grade) for the Final Exam. Your final grade is computed as a final numeric grade (e.g. 900 points or 90%) and then converted to a Final Letter Grade as follows:
900 – 1,000 points will result in a final letter grade of an "A".
800 - 899.9 points will result in a final letter grade of a "B".
700 - 799.9 points will result in a final letter grade of a "C".
600 - 699.9 points will result in a final letter grade of a "D".
Less than an accumulated 600 points will result in a final letter grade of an "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.
Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business.
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.
A class week is defined as Monday through Sunday of each week. For example, the first week of class for this semester starts Monday, October 22, 2012 and ends on Sunday, December 16, 2012. All assignments will be due not later than midnight (CST) of the week assigned.
For the most part, I do not believe in absolutes (there can sometimes be an exception to the rule), but generally speaking, I do not accept assignments, conference thread postings, quizzes, etc., after the publicized due date and time.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
This is a 400-level (senior-level) class. Students are expected to be prepared for class each week, and to treat the instructor and the other class members with respect and with courtesy.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: See "Activities" located under each weekly unit page
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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 95
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 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 .
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