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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

S2A 2013 BE

Faculty

Lewis, Leslie Hugh

Title

Adjunct Faculity

Degrees/Certificates

MEd HRD & Adlt Ed  University of Texas-Austin
MBA Management University of North Texas-Denton
BBA Economics/Finance & HRD Baylor University-Waco

Office Location

RM209 Austin Center

Office Hours

3-5pm MW and by appointment.

Daytime Phone

512-251-4061

E-Mail

leslie.lewis@park.edu

Semester Dates

Mar 18 to May 12, 2013

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

5:10 - 7:50 PM

Prerequisites

MG352

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Human Resource Management 13 e 
 
Mathis & Jackson. 2011

South-Western Publisher
 
ISBN-13:978 0 538 45315 8
 
This book can be purchased used or rented on-line. 

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Austin Center RM213 Resource Room.  This room contains 3 PCs, printer, Internet connection,  and our library.

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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. As your facilitator my educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, Internet, videos, web sites, and writings. I will engage each learner in disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions. We will use case studies and team based learning to make a more industry like environment. My goal is to expose you to applications that you can take back to your organization. I believe my 40 years of industrial experience with Fortune 100 firms such as Texas Instruments, Lockheed, Xerox, and Applied Materials plus my 35 years of experience as full time and adjunct faculty (over 25 years at Park-Austin) will assist in making this a great learning experience.

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.


Core Assessment:
Final exam

Link to Class Rubric

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
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. This is in APA format.


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 International. The report publication guideline used is APA, Park Business School's
standard.
 
An oral presentation about your paper 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:

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 points
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.  If students miss the
date turning in the research paper or homework, the grade will be reduced 5 points per day.

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.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

To obtain the best results possible for this class, please follow professional conduct and:

  • Come to class.    
  • Arrive on time.     
  • Stay for entire period.    
  • Read assigned material before class.     
  • Participate in class discussions.     
  • Be considerate of fellow students.     
  • Please do not use cell phones, laptop computers, or other similar devices during class.

If you have an issue please talk with me early on.


Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 
 
 
  Class    Date         Assignment
    1         3-18         Intro&Chpt 1
    2         3-20         Chpt        1
    3         3-25         Chpt       2&3
    4         3-27         Chpt      4 Case
    5         4-1           Chpt      5 Case
    6         4-3           Chpt      6  Case
    7         4-8           Chpt      7&8
    8         4-10         midterm exam
    9         4-15         Chpt      9 Case
    10       4-17         Chpt     10-11  
    11       4-22         Chpt      12
    12       4-24         Chpt      13
    13       4-29         Chpt      14-15
    14       5-1           Chpt       16 Case
    15       5-6           Final & Topic  Presentations
    16      5-8            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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 97

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.

  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 2012-2013 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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