HR 353 Intro to Human Resource Mgmt
F1A 2012 BE
Lewis, Leslie Hugh
MBA Management/Psychology University of North TexasM.Ed. HRD and Adult Education. University of Texas at AustinBBA Economics/Finance and Management Baylor University
RM 209 Austin Center
Aug. 20 to Oct. 14, 2012
5:10 - 7:50 PM
Human Resource Management, 13e
Mathis et al
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I will serve as your facilitator and will work with you to take responsibility for your learning processes and work. You will learn how to perform research for your case studies and discussion topics using the World Wide Web and your text. I develop my classes with the assumption that We are all Life Time Learners and that adults learn better if they are part of the learning process itself. In order to succeed in this course, the student must first and foremost be in class for all meetings. The student must conscientiously prepare for class by reading the text prior to class. Taking notes on the reading will also be to the student's benefit. The student should be prepared to answer questions and solve problems in class as well as cases. The student must also satisfactorily complete all examinations and homework in the class. All methods of instruction are designed to transfer new material by clarifying and emphasizing subject areas presented in the text. The lecture relies on the fact that you have read the assigned material and have completed any assignment relating to it. We can then take this learning and find situation to apply the new knowledge.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
1. Each student is required to read all assigned material before class and be prepared to participate in class discussions and activities in class or on-line. Class Participation Grading will be based on class interactivity, two exams, homework, pop tests, and a research paper. The exams will be a made up of multiple choice and essay questions. The research paper will be based on logic, depth of analysis, ability to relate the subject to the text and your other sources.
Comprehensive Final will not be a take-home test and will be closed book and closed notes.
2. Attendance & PARTICIPATION:
Discussion policy: Participation in class discussions is mandatory. Only timely and relevant discussion will be evaluated positively. A lack of participation in class and case discussions will lead the instructor to conclude the student is not prepared to participate and could have a negative effect on the student's participation grade. You must be in class to earn these points.
3. RESEARCH PAPER/PRESENTATION: Students are required to turn in a research report of not less than 8 pages (double spaced, 12 font) in a research paper format on a current HR trend or problem in the U.S or in the International environment. The report publication guideline used is MLA, Park Austin's standard.
An oral presentation to the class, not to exceed 15 minutes, of the report's high points and conclusion/solution is also required for each student. You need a minimum of two references from printed material other that your text and two references from the Internet.
A Power Point is also required.
Please be careful and cite all your sources and to adhere to Park's Policy on Plagiarism
( Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93). If you have questions see Purdue Owl on Park Student Resources or myself.
4. Student Chapter Presentation: In order to enable the student to become conversant with the subject matter in the text and to perfect their presentation skills, each student will prepare and present two chapters from the text (not to exceed 50 minutes) this includes a brief outline, which is to be handed out to the class. The class PowerPoints will be posted on our course web site and available for your use. The chapter outline for the class should include the chapter's learning objectives. The chapter will be one of the two chapters discussed in each class. I will present the remaining chapter scheduled for that class. Chapter choice must be made by the 3rd class period. Student chapter presentations will begin on the 4th class period. The student will use our digital classroom's capabilities.
Test #1 20% 200 points
Test #2 30 300
Written Project 10 100
Class Discussion 15 150
Chapter Presentation 12 120
Class Participation &
Attendance 13 130
Grading Scale in Points:
900- 1000 A
800 -890 B
700 -790 C
600 -690 D
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 work will not be accepted without prior approval of instructor.
Exam Make Up: If students miss an exam, they will have 1 week to take a makeup exam after returning to class. The second (final) exam, however, must be made up within 24 hours of the assigned date or an F will be given for the exam.
If students miss the date turning in the research paper or homework, the grade will be reduced one letter grade per day.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Professional conduct is expected and NO cell phones or PCs tuned in to anything but class topics.
Incidents & Tests
Chpt 2 & 3
Chpt 4 case
Chpt 5 case
Chpt 6 case
Chpt 7 & 8
Chpt 9 case
Chpt 14 - 15
Chpt 16 case
Final & Topic Presentations
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.
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 .
Last Updated:7/7/2012 5:31:35 PM