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MG 420 Labor Relations
Harrity, Andrew


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Course

MG 420 Labor Relations

Semester

F2H 2012 BU

Faculty

Harrity, Andrew

Title

Adjunct Senior Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

BS Business and Management
MA Business and Management
AHA CHESP

Office Location

Building 596, Room 213,  MCAS Beaufort, SC.

Office Hours

7:30 AM to 4:30 PM,

Daytime Phone

843- 228-5315

Other Phone

843- 228-7052

E-Mail

andrew.harrity@park.edu

andrew.harrity@med.navy.mil

Semester Dates

22 October - 16 December , 2012

Class Days

Tuesday-Thursday

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Prerequisites

MG352 and HR 353

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Text Title: Labor Relations : Striking a Balance
Author:  JOHN W. BUDD
Edition/Copyright: 3rd Edition 2010
Publisher:  McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
ISBN: 0073530336
Type: Hardback
 

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Course Description:
MG420 Labor Relations: Consideration of the development, legal environment, and current problems of the industrial relations system. Emphasis is placed upon the historical evolution of both the union movement and the legislative system that shapes its activities. 3:0:3 Prerequisite: MG 352 and HR 353.

Educational Philosophy:

My educational philosophy is one of interaction based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations and writings.  The instructor will engage each student in learning which encourages the exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictoions.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain various perspectives of collective bargaining theories.
  2. Discuss the historical and future trends toward labor and management conflict resolution.
  3. Evaluate how labor relations theories can be applied to workplace practices including the students own work environment.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain the role of government in labor relations.
  2. Discuss the structure and function of the NLTB.
  3. Discuss the historical development of labor organizations through legislative activities.
  4. Discuss the importance of negotiations at the enterprise level.
Core Assessment:
 

 

Class Assessment:

Each student is responsible for materials covered in lectures, readings, handouts, class discussions, individual presentations, and research project paper. Students must read assigned material prior to 
class meetings and be prepared to discuss course material.
RESEARCH PROJECT PAPER: Research material should be gathered and a paper formulated. Research material shall be information gathered from, but not limited to, academic journals. Popular magazines should not be included. A minimum of FIVE academic references must be used and cited (Wikipedia will not count as a reference source). The TOPIC of the research project is "ARE UNIONS REALLY NECESSARY TODAY?" The student must make a convincing argument for unions OR against unions submitted by due date before class starts.

5 Quizzes: 20 points each for a total of 100 points, 10%.
1 Midterm Exam: 200 points, 20%.
1 Research Paper Topic: "Are Unions Really Necessary Today", 150 points, 15%. The Research paper will consist of a title page, the body, and references cited page. The body will be 10-12 pages in length. The paper will be written in APA format, 12 font, Times New Roman.
3 End-of-Chapter Case studies:  50 Points each, 150 points total.  These are end-of-chapter case studies each with 2-3 questions to be answered, 15%.   
1 Final Exam: 300 points, 30% (will satisfy the course Core Assessment requirement).
Participation: 6.25 points per 16 nights of class, 10%. 
       
 Note: The comprehensive final exam is not a take home test.  It will be proctored as a closed book, closed notes exam.  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.  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.

Grading:

Mid-term Exam:  200 points,  20%. 
Final Exam:         300 points,  30%.
Participation:       100 points,  10%.
3 End of Chapter Case studies: 50 points each case total 150 points,  15%.
5 Quizzes:             100 points (20 points each),  10%.  
1 Research Paper, Topic: "Are Unions Really Necessary Today?" 150 points,  15%.        The research paper will consist of a title page, the body, and references cited page. The body wil be 10-12 pages in length. The paper will be written in APA format, 12 font, Times New Roman.
 
A  =  1000- 900  points
B  =   899 - 800  points.
C  =   799 - 700  points.
D  =   699 - 600  points.
F  =   below 600  points.

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.

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:

Oct  23  Intro to course, CH-1      
Oct  25  CH2 & 3                                                                                                                    
Oct  30  CH-4                                            
Nov 01  CH-5   #1 Quizze                                                      
Nov 06  CH-6   First Case Chapter due                                        
Nov 08  CH-7   #2 Quizze                                                         
Nov 13  CH-8    Review Ch 1-7                                                  
Nov 15 Mid-Term Exam  
Nov 20 CH-9 & review of mid-term exam
Nov 22 CH-10  Second Case Chapter due, # 3 Quizze
Nov 29 CH-12  # 4 Quizze
Dec 04  CH-13  Research Paper due, #5 Quizze
Dec 06  Mock negotiation exercise, Third Case Chapter due
Dec 11  Review negotiation agreement
Dec 13  Final Exam CH 1 - 13

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 95-96

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.

  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 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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Last Updated:10/7/2012 3:00:57 PM