HR 357 Employment Law
S1T 2013 DL
Taylor, Cathy L.
Assistant Professor of Management
JD, UGA, Athens, GA; AB, Wesleyan College, Macon, GA
12-2 M, W, F, Eastern Time Zone
S1T 2013 (Jan 14-March 10)
MG 260, HR 353
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Educational Philosophy: The facilitator’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness via the internet based on lectures, readings, quizzes, written asyncronous discussion (dialogue), lessons learned, a proctored final examination, websites, and case studies. The facilitator will engage learners each week in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Class Assessment: Weekly asyncronous written discussion with peer reviews, case studies, lessons learned, and testing
Grading: My goal is to give you prompt, clear, and useful feedback to help you learn about employment law. Each student is responsible for:
Please note when assignments are due.
Discussion (200 pts, 25 points per week)
Case Studies (150 pts, 75 points each)
Weeks 2 & 6
Quizzes 1 and 2 (200 pts, 100 pts each)
Weeks 3 & 5
Lessons Learned (150 pts, 50 points each)
Weeks 1, 4, & 7
Proctored Final Examination** (300 pts)
Total 100% (1000 pts)
**Note: The final exam is the core assessment. It will not be conducted as a take-home exam and is a comprehensive, closed-book and closed-note exam.
Please read the Grading Rubric for each assignment located in the virtual classroom under the Course Home tab.
Course Grading Scale
100-90% 1000-900 points = A
89-80% 899-800 points = B
79-70% 799-700 points = C
69-60% 699-600 points = D
59% or less 599 points or less = F
Total possible points: 1000
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.
Final Exam: You can’t take the Final Exam late without instructor permission. I rarely give permission to take it late. However, hospitalization or deployment to Iraq during exam week are excellent reasons to take the final late. Taking the final late could result in a grade of incomplete for the class. IF YOU DO NOT TAKE THE FINAL, YOU FAIL THE COURSE according to Park policy even if you have a D going into the final.
Discussion, Lessons Learned, and Case Studies: If work is due at midnight, then 12:01 is late. After 12:00, late work will receive no higher than a C. I will grade it Monday morning. After I grade it, no late work will be graded. (Extensions are available for very extenuating circumstances. (If you are hospitalized or are deploying to Iraq and will not be near a computer for the entire week).
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Week 1: Introduction to Employment Regulation
Week 2: The Employment Environment
Week 3: Employment Discrimination: Race, Color, and National Origin
Week 4: Gender Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
Week 5: Affinity Orientation and Religious Discrimination
Week 6: Age and Disability Discrimination
Week 7: Employee Rights
·Readings: Chapters 14-16.
Week 8: Review and Proctored Final Examination
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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 95Students are required to do their own work in this course. Students who plagiarize will receive a 0 on the assignment for a first offense and will be reported to the Academic Director. Additional offenses will result in an F in the class.
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Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98ONLINE NOTE: Students must participate in an academically related activity on a weekly basis in order to be marked present in an online class. Examples of academically-related activities include but are not limited to: contributing to an online discussion, completing a quiz or exam, completing an assignment, initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a course related question, or using any of the learning management system tools.
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