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HR 353 Intro to Human Resource Mgmt
Lewis, Leslie Hugh


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

F1A 2012 BE

Faculty

Lewis, Leslie Hugh

Title

Senior Instructor/Lecturer

Degrees/Certificates

MBA Management/Psychology University of North Texas
M.Ed. HRD and Adult Education. University of Texas at Austin
BBA Economics/Finance and Management Baylor University  

Office Location

RM 209 Austin Center

Office Hours

3-11pm MW

Daytime Phone

512-251-4061 home

E-Mail

leslie.lewis@park.edu

Semester Dates

Aug. 20 to Oct. 14, 2012

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

5:10 - 7:50 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
 

Textbook:

HR353

97805384553158

Human Resource Management, 13e

Mathis et al

South-Western Publishing

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

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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

Educational Philosophy:
 

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

  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. 1. Explain the nature of performance management.
  2. 2. Describe a motivating compensation plan.
  3. 3. Explain how technology has enhanced the HR function.
  4. 4. Describe a successful promotion policy.
Core Assessment:
Final exam

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
 

Class 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.

Grading:
 

Grading:

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

                                 100% 1000

Grading Scale in Points:

900- 1000 A

800 -890 B

700 -790 C

600 -690 D

Below 600 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 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.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Class Week

DATE

Assignments

Incidents & Tests

1

8-20

Intro

2

8-22

Chpt 1

3

8-27

Chpt 2 & 3

Case

4

8-29

Chpt 4 case

5

9-3

Chpt 5 case

ON-Line class

6

9-5

Chpt 6 case

7

9-10

Chpt 7 & 8

8

9-12

Mid-term

Mid Term

9

9-17

Chpt 9 case

10

9-19

Chpt 10-11

11

9-24

Chpt 12

12

9-26

Chpt 13

13

10-1

Chpt 14 - 15

14

10-3

Chpt 16 case

15

10-8

Final & Topic Presentations

Final

16

10-10

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.

  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 .



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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