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HR 491 SrSem in Human Resources Mgmt
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 491 SrSem in Human Resources Mgmt

Semester

S1Y 2013 MN

Faculty

Morton, David

Title

Adjunct Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

MA - HR Management
BS - Industrial Technology

Office Location

NSA Millington

Daytime Phone

901-268-2244

Other Phone

901-837-0746

E-Mail

David.Morton@Park.edu

Dave8757@aol.com

Semester Dates

Jan 14, 2013 through Mar 10, 2013

Class Days

----R--

Class Time

5:00 - 10 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Human Resources 12/13, 21st Edition, Fred Maidment, McGraw-Hill Publishing Company.
ISBN: 0-07-352871-4 
 

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Course Description:
HR 491 Senior Seminar in Human Resources Development: This course is intended to integrate concepts and techniques from the Human Resource curriculum into a framework of applied programs. This course is designed for the advanced student and will give the student an opportunity to investigate and synthesize various concepts of Human Resources management and to relate them to "real world" situations. 3:0:3. Prerequisites: EN306B, HR353, HR422 and MG365

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor will use lectures, group work, text, class discussions, examinations, writings, videos, PowerPoint presentations, and the internet as significant components of the learning process.  To enhance the learning process, students are encouraged to participate in classroom discussions and other learning activities.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify three characteristics of learning organizations.
  2. Explain how an organization's human resources can contribute to the competitive advantage and fulfillment of the mission.
  3. List three potential barriers organizations encounter in their attempts to change in their use of human resources.
  4. Describe how changing demographics in our population are impacting the benefit packages and expectations of employees.
  5. Describe three challenges for white males facing more diversity in the work place.
  6. Write a brief assessment of the implementation and use of diversity programs and the effectiveness of these programs.
  7. Describe two frustrations expressed by current entry-level applicants for positions in organizations.
  8. Identify and describe three or more Human Resource Management Jobs for the future , the typical educational background of future HR professionals, and explain how these jobs will impact the other functions of the organization, as well as the organization's strategic plan.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the early purposes for labor unions in this country.
  2. Identify three possible actions an organization might take to prevent workplace violence.
  3. Write three reasons why employers should immediately terminate access for former employees.
  4. Briefly describe immigration from Europe to the United States from 1820 to 2003.
  5. With regard to diversity, define the term "mutualism".
Core Assessment:
Final examination

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, grammer, and format.  The topic of the paper must be concerning a Human Resources 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 OD 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 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, grammer, and format.  The topic of the paper must be concerning a Human Resources 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 OD 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 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:
All students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner.  It is the student's responsibility to contact the instructor, either by telephone, email, or in person, should an absence be anticipated.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1 - Thursday, 17 Jan, 2013
  • Introductions, Syllabus Review
  • Introduction to Change and HR
  • Unit 1
Week 2 - Thursday, 24 Jan, 2013
  • Unit 2, 3
Week 3 - Thursday, 31 Jan, 2013
  • Unit 4
  • The Learning Organization
Week 4 - Thursday 7 Feb, 2013
  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • Review for Mid-Term
  • Mid-Term Examination
Week 5 -  Thursday 14 Feb, 2013
  • Unit 5, 6
  • The Glass Ceiling
Week 6 - Thursday 21 Feb, 2013
  • Unit 7
Week 7 - Thursday 28 Feb, 2013
  • Papers/Presentations
  • Review for Final Examination
Week 8 - Thursday, 7 Mar, 2013
  • 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
8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Identify and describe three or more Human Resource Management Jobs for the future , the typical educational background of future HR professionals, and explain how these jobs will impact the other functions of the organization, as well as the organization's strategic plan Identify three Human Resource Management jobs for the future and explain how the education background is changing for human resource professionals.

 
Identification of less than three future HR positions, or  lack of explanations for there positions. Identification of only 1 job or no substantive answer. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Thorough description, explanation, and detailed references to instances when human resource specifically to fulfillment of organizational mission. Explain how an organization's human resources can contribute to the competitive advantage, fulfillment of the mission, and getting things done. No explanation or incomplete explanation. No explanation 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Expanded description to provide examples of how demographic changes both present and future will impact benefit packages and descriptions of alternative methods organizations may use to resolve differences. Describe how changing demographics in our population are impacting the benefit packages and expectations of employees.

 
No description

Listing of demographic categories or trends
 
No significant answer or unrelated material. 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Assessment includes alternative methods to resolve or improve ineffective programs and description of methods which may be used to bridge diversity and affirmative action program outcomes. Write a brief assessment of the design, implementation, and use of diversity programs and the effectiveness of these programs.

 
No assessment

Incomplete assessment

A statement which reflects inadequate familiarity with HR-related terminology, or superficial response.

 
No answer or irrelevant material presented. 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Assessment includes alternative methods to resolve or improve ineffective programs and description of methods which may be used to bridge diversity and affirmative action program outcomes. Write a brief assessment of the design, implementation, and use of diversity programs and the effectiveness of these programs.

 
Inadequate assessment of present conditions in HR practices. Relating to diversity in the workforce. No concepts presented or irrelevant material submitted. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Description of characteristics in detail, including strategies used to promote organizational learning. Identify three characteristics of learning organizations. Lack of identification, or incomplete identification of characteristics of learning organizations No application or irrelevant material submitted. 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
A description of barriers and thorough review of alternative methods that may be used to lower or eliminate the barrier. List three potential barriers organizations encounter in their attempts to change in their use of human resources.

 
Lack of identification of potential barriers. No barriers submitted or irrelevant material submitted. 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
5 & 7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Thorough description expanded to include methods for overcoming the challenges, and predictions for new challenges as the workforce continues to change.

Thorough description expanded to include methods for resolving the frustrations, and predictions for new frustrations as the workforce continues to change.
 
Describe three challenges for white males facing more diversity in the work place.

Describe two frustrations expressed by current entry-level applicants for positions in organizations.


 
Lack of description or incomplete description of the challenges for white males.

Lack or incomplete description of frustrations expressed by current entry-level applicants.
 
No description of challenges or irrelevant material submitted.
No description of frustrations or irrelevant material submitted.
 

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