HR 434 Compensation Management
S2B 2013 BL
Mc Cormick, Peggy
M.A. Human Resource AdministrationB.S. Admin/Mgmt
Ft Bliss Campus
Friday 4:30 pm to 10:00 pm
18 Mar 2013-12 May 2013
5:00 - 10:00 PM
Compensation Management In A Knowledge Based World,
Henderson, Richard I; Edition 10th; Prentice Hall, Inc., 2006
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Educational Philosophy: Instructors are entrusted with the responsibility of serving as both a mentor and guide, opening minds by exposing students to new thoughts and ideas, all the while increasing their ability to discuss and defend their own positions both in discussions and in writing. I will make every effort to reach out to all students and use a variety of classroom techniques to relate to different learning styles and student experiences. These techniques are designed to encourage all students to participate in classroom discussions and other learning activities. In my classes this translates into a team-oriented environment that focuses on three components: critical thinking, team-building skills, and participation
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Each student will be assessed through the use of reading assignments, discussions, group project, group presentation, midterm and final exam. All assignments are designed to achieve and measure the student's comprehension of the core learning outcomes for this course. Weighting for each category is explained in the Grading Plan of this syllabus.
Class Participation - Students must participate in class discussions during each class period. Unexcused absences can affect the participation grade.
Mid-Term Exam – The exam will consist of multiple choice and essay question format. The exam will be based upon texts and PowerPoint sources. The mid-term exam will be closed notes and closed book. Time limit will be 2 hours.
Each student will be assessed through the use of reading assignments, discussions, individual class project, midterm and final exam. All assignments are designed to achieve and measure the student's comprehension of the core learning outcomes for this course. Weighting for each category is explained in the Grading Plan of this syllabus.
Item / Assignment
Midterm Exam (20%)
Final Examination (25%)
Group Project (20%)
Group Presentation (20%)
Total Points Possible
1000 - 900
899 - 800
799 - 700
699 - 600
Less than 599
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.
Assignments are late if they are not posted by 11:59 PM M.S.T. The day they are due.
Late assignments receive a 10% deduction for each day they are late. Assignments more than four days late will not be accepted unless the student/learner and instructor have negotiated and mutually agreed upon an alternative submission date in advance. Technological issues are not considered valid grounds for late assignment submission.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Assigned reading must be accomplished prior to class. Students are expected to fully participate in all classroom discussions. Each student's ability to express well-grounded opinions and demonstrate reasonable comprehension of the assigned material is essential, and constitutes a significant portion of the final grade.
Note: learning outcomes often overlap.
Topics and Learning Outcomes
Chapter 1 Compensation in Knowledge Based Global Economy
Chapter 6 Job Analysis
Reading Assignments: Chapters 1 and 6
Project Assignment: Start working on first portion of class project (Job Analysis)
Chapter 2 The Reward System
Chapter 3 The World of Pay and Compensation
Chapter 4 Organizational Structure
Chapter 5 Legislation and Compensation
Reading Assignments: Chapters 2 and 3
Reading Assignments: Chapters 4 and 5
Project Assignment: Continue on first portion of class project (Job Analysis) due no later than 11:59 PM M.S.T, 30 Mar 2013
Chapter 7 Job Description
Chapter 9 Point Factor Method
Reading Assignments: Chapters 7
Reading Assignments: Chapters 9
Project Assignment: Start working on second portion of class project (Job Description)
Project Assignment: Start working on third portion of class project (Job Evaluation)
Project Assignment: Continue on second portion of class project (Job Description) due no later than 11:59 PM M.S.T, 13 Apr 13
Chapter 11 Designing a Base Pay Structure
Chapter 12 Team-Based Pay in Knowledge-Based World
Project Assignment: Start working on final portion of class project (Pay Structure)
Project Assignment: Continue on third portion of class project (Job Evaluation) due no later than 11:59 PM M.S.T, 20 Apr 13
Chapter 13 Measuring and Paying for Performance
Chapter 14 Short Term Incentives
Chapter 15 Long Term Incentives
Reading Assignments: Chapters 13
Reading Assignments: Chapter 14 and 15
Chapter 16 Executive and International Compensation
Final Exam Review
Reading Assignments: Chapters 16
Final Review and Exam
The course instructor will provide an example and a project outline for all course assignments: Each assignment when combined as one complete document shall serve as the course overall project.
1. Job Analysis: each group will be required to complete a job analysis of a position (student's choice); the job analysis will identify the aspects of the daily requirements of the position, such as responsibilities and duties. (50 points)
2. Job Description: the job description will include the conducting of a review for the position selected in the job analysis and completing a written description of the position, identifying the Knowledge, Skills, and Assessments; educational background required, and (if any) experience in the position. (50 points)
3. Job Evaluation: The job evaluation portion of the overall course assignment will consist of each group conducting and documenting research into the typical pay scales available for the position. Pay scales will be for areas within the same geographical area as the job position. (50 points)
4. Pay Structure: Each group will for the fourth and final portion of the overall course project establish and justify a pay scale for the chosen position by conducting an analysis of the current differences in each local economy. (For example a wage of $10.00 per hour in California is equal to $?? in Montana). (50 points)
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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 2012-2013 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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
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