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MG 420 Labor Relations
Brenamen, Richard A.


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

MG 420 Labor Relations

Semester

S2G 2013 GR

Faculty

Brenamen, Richard

Title

Senior Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

BS Management/Human Resources Park University
MSA Management Central Michigan University

Office Location

Classroom

Office Hours

30 minutes prior to class on class days

Daytime Phone

701-343-2651

E-Mail

richard.brenamen@park.edu

rickmary@polarcomm.com

Semester Dates

March 18 - May 12   2013

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

4:45 - 7:25 PM

Prerequisites

MG 352 or MG 371

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Textbook:
Labor Relations: Striking a Balance,4th edition.  Budd, John W.

Mcgraw-Hill Publishing Company. 2013.   ISBN:  978-0-07-802943-1

 

Every student must have a textbook for this course.

 

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

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/.



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:
MG420 Labor Relations: Consideration of the development, legal environment, and current problems of the industrial relations system. Emphasis is placed upon the historical evolution of both the union movement and the legislative system that shapes its activities. 3:0:3 Prerequisite: MG 352 and HR 353.

Educational Philosophy:

 

My educational philosophy is to encourage each student to gain an insight into the workings of today’s business settings. Also to give the student an opportunity to research these organizations using the internet, printed material and the text to obtain necMy educational philosophy is to encourage each student to gain an insight into the workings of today’s business settings. Also to give the student an opportunity to research these organizations using the internet, printed material and the text to obtain necessary information to make a practical application of the material. essary information to make a practical application of the material.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain various perspectives of collective bargaining theories.
  2. Discuss the historical and future trends toward labor and management conflict resolution.
  3. Evaluate how labor relations theories can be applied to workplace practices including the students own work environment.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. analyze current and future labor outcomes
  2. examine future needs of labor
  3. list 3 examples of unfair labor practices
  4. understand the process of avoidance of labor unions in a business enviornment
Core Assessment:
 

 

Class Assessment:


 

For this course, the core assessment is a Comprehensive Final Examination to be administered in all sections of MG 420. This exam is worth at least 30 percent of the student's final grade and will test students' mastery of the Core Learning Outcomes (as listed on this syllabus) through definitions, essay, and/or multiple choice questions.

This core assessment is a CLOSED BOOK, CLOSED NOTES comprehensive examination that must be administered and proctored in the classroom and may not be given as a take-home examination. Students should not have access to the exam or its questions before it is administered. The duration of the exam can be no longer than two hours.

No computers, or materials other than a writing instrument and a calculator without text functions, and communication may be used for the exam; this applies to all students, regardless of whether the exam is for on-line or face-to-face students. Completion of the exam is strictly individual; students may not work in groups to complete the exam.

Grading:

Class Participation -- 100 points  10%
Oral Presentation -- 100 points  10%
Mid-Term Exam -- 200 points  20%  
Case Study #1 -- 100 points  10%                            
Case Study #2 -- 100 points  10%
Research Paper -- 100 points  10%
Final Exam -- 300 points  30%

Total;  1000 points  100%

 

The student's final grade is computed by adding the total number of points scored.

A       1000 points to 900 points

B         899 points to 800 points

C         799 points to 700 points

D         699 points to 600 points

F         599 points or below

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.

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 submissions of course work is normally not tolerated, however, special considerations are handled on a case by case basis.  Please make every attempt possible to talk with the instructor in advance if you think or know you will be late with coursework.  I much more apt to not deduct points if I am given advanced notice.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Cell phones are turned off for class.  The exception is on duty personnel who may be called as part of duty.  Please step outside the classroom to answer these calls.  Please park in appropriate parking areas.  Remember the speed limit on base is 25 MPH.  Labor relations raises some very good discussions, and some people have a very strong opinion about certain subjects.  The classroom discussions are open and everyone should be respectful of other opinions. 

 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Mar  19 -- Introduction and Chap 1
         21 -- Chap 2
         26 -- Chap 2 & 3
         28 -- Chap 3
Apr    2 -- Chap 4 (Case Study #1 Due)
          4 -- Chap 5
          9 -- Chap 6 & 7
        11 -- Chap 7 (Mid-Term Exam)
        16 -- Chap 8 (Case Study #2 Due)
        18 -- Chap 9 (Start Presentations)
        23 -- Chap 10
        25 -- Chap 11
       30 -- Chap 12 (Complete Presentations)
May  2 -- Chap 12 & 13 (All Research Papers Due)
        7 -- Chap 13
        9 -- Final Exam

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 .

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