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HR 421 Corporate Training & Develop
Morton, David


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 421 Corporate Training & Development

Semester

F2Y 2012 MN

Faculty

Morton, David L.

Title

Adjunct Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

MA - Human Resources Management - Webster University
BS - Industrial Technology - Southern Illinois University

Office Location

Millington TN

Daytime Phone

901-268-2244

Other Phone

901-837-0746

E-Mail

David.Morton@Park.Edu

Dave8757@aol.com

Semester Dates

10/22/2012 through 12/16/2012

Class Days

----R--

Class Time

5:00 - 10 PM

Prerequisites

Prior completion of courses HR 353 and MG 365 is required.

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Employee Training and Development, 5th Edition, Raymond Andrew Noe, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2010. 
ISBN: 0-07-353034-4

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.


Course Description:
HR421 Corporate Training and Development:A study of education, training and development in corporations. On-the-job training, computer based training, executive education and the role of outside vendors will be discussed. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

This instructor will use lectures, exercises, quizzes, exams and class participation to build on the students current knowledge of the core concepts of employee training and development.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss the competitive challenges corporations face and explain how training can help deal with these challenges.
  2. Explain how changes in work roles influence training.
  3. Discuss the role of organization analysis, person analysis, and task analysis in needs assessment.
  4. Differentiate between “training” and “human resource development.”
  5. Explain how personal characteristics, input, output, consequences, and feedback influence performance and learning.
  6. Identify and discuss the five types of learner outcomes.
  7. Discuss the key features of the learning organization
  8. Explain why evaluation is important.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Differentiate between employee development and management development.
  2. Identify the roles of professional trainers
  3. Compare individual training with group training
  4. Identify training needs that result from the external environment
Core Assessment:
Final exam

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Students will be required to complete all assignments.  Class attendance and participation are absolutely essential.  Current event reports and oral presentation assignments will be critical parts of this course.  Satisfactory participation in this course may prove difficult if the student has not completed the required reading assignments.
 
Please refer to the Rubric below for grading expectations.
 
Mid-Term Exam - All 10 essay questions answered correctly using texts, powerpoints, and video sources.  Mid-Term Exam will be closed notes and closed book.  Time limit will be 3 hours.
 
Final Exam - All 10 essay questions answered correctly using texts, powerpoints, and video sources.  Final exam will be closed notes and closed book.  Time limit will be 3 hours.
 
Student Paper/Presentation - Research Paper written in APA or MLA format, 8-10 pages in the body of the paper, at least 5 references.  Quality of the paper must be senior level with spelling, grammar, and format.  The topic of the paper must be concerning a Human Resources Training topic and must be approved by the instructor.  Each student will present the information obtained in their research using MS PowerPoint.  This presentation must be presented to the class and be approximately 15 to 20 minutes in length.  Due in the 7th week.
 
Class Participation - Students must participate in class discussions and exercises during each class period.  Unexcused absences can affect the participation grade.  Discussions will be a part of the current event portion of the class during the period of class each evening.  Experiential learning exercises will consist of the Red Bead Experiment, the Diversity Game, and the Keirsey Temperament Sorter and each student will be expected to participate..
 
Four Student Current Event Reports - Each student must provide 4 current event reports to the class for discussion during the first 7 weeks of the course.  Each current event is worth 50 points of the 200 possible points.  Current events must be related to Human Resources Training Management.  Students will screen news items related to the class topic.  Students must then put the information concerned in their own words in a single page document.  The news article information will be presented and discussed in class and the document handed in.  The actual article will not be accepted.   

Grading:

Please refer to the Rubric below for grading expectations.
 
Mid-Term Exam - 20% - 200 Points of 1000 Total Points - All 10 essay questions answered correctly using texts, powerpoints, and video sources.  Mid-Term Exam will be closed notes and closed book.  Time limit will be 3 hours.
 
Final Exam - 30% - 300 Points of 1000 Total Points - All 10 essay questions answered correctly using texts, powerpoints, and video sources.  Final exam will be closed notes and closed book.  Time limit will be 3 hours.
 
Student Paper/Presentation - 20% - 200 Points of 1000 Total Points - Research Paper written in APA or MLA format, 8-10 pages in the body of the paper, at least 5 references.  Quality of the paper must be senior level with spelling, grammar, and format.  The topic of the paper must be concerning a Human Resources Training topic and must be approved by the instructor.  Each student will present the information obtained in their research using MS PowerPoint.  This presentation must be presented to the class and be approximately 15 to 20 minutes in length.  Due in the 7th week.
 
Class Participation - 10% - 100 Points of 1000 Total Points - Students must participate in class discussions and exercises during each class period.  Unexcused absences can affect the participation grade.  Discussions will be a part of the current event portion of the class during the period of class each evening.  Experiential learning exercises will consist of the Red Bead Experiment, the Diversity Game, and the Keirsey Temperament Sorter and each student will be expected to participate..
 
Four Student Current Event Reports - 20% - 200 Points of 1000 Total Points - Each student must provide 4 current event reports to the class for discussion during the first 7 weeks of the course.  Each current event is worth 50 points of the 200 possible points.  Current events must be related to Human Resources Training Management.  Students will screen news items related to the class topic.  Students must then put the information concerned in their own words in a single page document.  The news article information will be presented and discussed in class and the document handed in.  The actual article will not be accepted.   
 
Grading Scale
 
A   90-100% - 900 to 1000 Total Points
B   80-89% - 800 to 899 Total Points
C   70-79% - 700 to 799 Total Points
D   60-69% - 600 to 699 Total Points
F   59 - 599 or fewer Total Points or 3 unexcused absences

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:
Every effort should be made by the student to ensure that assignments are submitted on time.  If a student expects to be absent or a late submission is expected, the student should contact the instructor as soon as possible to examine alternatives. It is the student's responsibility to notify the instructor if an absence is expected.  In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "W".  

There will be a 50% point reduction in the attendance and participation grade components for each unexcused absence. There will be a 50% point reduction in the attendance and participation grade components for each excused absence for which the instructor is not notified in advance and assignments emailed before the class meeting date or as soon as possible thereafter. Students who anticipate more than three excused or more than two unexcused absences should withdraw from the course.    

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late Submissions will only be accepted one class period late. For turning in a late assignment, students will be penalized negative 10 points on the assignment grade. If a student fails to turn in a late assignment before the next class meeting, then that student will receive zero points for that assignment and cannot make it up.  Any missed exam/quizz needs to be made up prior to the next scheduled class.   If a student fails to take an exam before the next class meeting, then that student will receive zero points for that exam and cannot make it up.


Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Please follow the campus rules for conduct in the classroom.  Cellphones and other personal electronic devices should be either turned off or set to silent during class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Introductions/Syllabus Review
Chapters 1 & 2
 
Week 2
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Chapters 3, 4, & 5
 
Week 3
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Chapters 6,7, 8
Mid-Term Review
 
Week 4
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Mid-Term Examination
Chapters 9, 10
 
 
Week 5
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Thanksgiving Holiday - No Class
 
 
Week 6
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Chapters 11, 12, 13
 
Week 7
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Student Presentations
Final Exam Review
 
Week 8
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Finish Student Presentations
Final Examination

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
Identify and discuss the five types of learner outcomes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Provides an accurate identification, a discussion of each type and examples of how each type is used in actual training situation. Provides an accurate identification of the five types of learning outcomes and discussion of each type. Leas than or less than five types identified and discussed. No types identified or irrelevant material submitted. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
Explain how personal characteristics, input, output, consequences, and feedback influence performance and learning.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
A very thorough explanation with descriptions and examples of the impacts on performance and learning. Provides a thorough explanation, and description of the impact on performance and learning. Incomplete or inaccurate description of  personal characteristics, iput, output, consequences, and/or feedback. No explanation provided or irrelevant material submitted. 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
Explain why evaluation is important.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
A very thorough explanation with descriptions and examples of how evaluation takes place and relates to the training process. Provides an explanation that describes how evaluation relates to the other steps in the training process. Incomplete or inaccurate explanation. No explanation provided or irrelevant material submitted. 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
Differentiate between “training” and “human resource development                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
A very clear description and distinction with examples of the outcomes of each term. Provides a clear distinction between the two terms. Incomplete or inaccurate differentiation. No explanation provided or irrelevant material submitted. 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
Discuss the key features of  the learning organization                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
A very complete, thorough discussion including the outcomes of each feature and the impact on the organization. Discusses at least five of the ten features of a learning organization. Discusses less than five of the ten features No discussion or irrelevant material provided. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
Identify and discuss the five types of learner outcomes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Identifies and  discusses thoroughly all five types of learner outcomes and the impact on the organization. Identifies and discusses   all five of the learner outcomes. Identifies less than five or provides inaccurate or vague discussion. No identification or irrelevant material provided. 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
Discuss the competitive challenges corporations face and explain how training can help deal with these challenges                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Submits a complete, thorough discussion that includes not only the challenges but all examples or instances in which organizations succeeded or failed due to the inappropriate or neglected use of training and development. Discusses all five of the competitive challenges and explains how each may be addressed by training and development. Provides an incomplete or inaccurate discussion and explanation. No identification or irrelevant material provided. 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
Explain how personal characteristics, input, output, consequences, and feedback influence performance and learning                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Provides a complete, thorough discussion that includes personal characteristics, inputs, outputs, consequences or feedback and/or the influence on performance and learning. Explains how address personal characteristics, inputs, outputs, consequences or feedback and/or the influence on performance and learning. Provides an incomplete explanation which does not address personal characteristics, inputs, outputs, consequences or feedback and/or the influence on performance and learning. No explanation or irrelevant material provided. 

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