HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
MGMT 3390 online course
Spring, 2013, 2nd mini-term course (8-week course)

PROFESSOR: DR. PATRICIA LAPOINT
OFFICE: Cooke 209A
OFFICE PHONE: 793-3855
E-MAIL ADDRESS: lapointp@mcmurryadm.mcm.edu
WEBPAGE: www.mcm.edu/~lapointp


OFFICE HOURS:

Monday: 8:30-11; 12:00-1:00; 2:30-3:30
Wednesday: 8:30-11; 12:00-1:00; 2:30-3:30
Friday: 9:00-11:00; 12:00-1:00


CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Required for students concentrating in Management. The study of topics includes: staffing , compensaition, training,, the legal environment, safety and health, and the development of human resources.

PREREQUISITES: Principles of Management or equivalent


COURSE OVERVIEW: Students will examine in depth several topics which include staffing, training, compensation management, EEO law, safety and heatlth in the workplace, and disciplinary processes. The course approaches the material from two perspectives: 1) that of the HR Department and 2) that of the functional managers with human resources responsibilities. Students will be exposed to various HR systems and their development. Students will also be engaged in the development of several HR activities.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

Course Objectives and Goals Linked to Which Department Program Goal(s) Linked to Which Institutional Goal(s) Evidence of Student Learning to Meet This Goal
To develop a working knowledge of the major HR systems Knowledge: 1, 5-9; Skills: 3, 4 #2; #3; #7; #8; #9 Examinations; applied exercises; active online discussions; outside readings
To develop student's critical thinking skills Knowledge: 6; Skills: 3, 4 #2; #3; #7; #8; #9 Applied exercises; case analysis; active online discussions; internet searches
To develop student's decision making and problem solving skills Knowledge: 6;Skills: 3, 4 #2; #3; #7; #8; #9 Applied exercises; case analysis; active online discussions
To provide a hands-on experience in the development of a major HR system Knowledge 6; Skills: 3, 4 #2; #3; #7; #8; #9 Applied exercises; Project

Program Goals

Knowledge-Students will understand:

1.     Core Business Discipline

2.     Economic concepts

3. Financial Statements

4.     Basic Computer knowledge

5.     Social processes, including decision making

6.     Data collection and Interpretation

7.     Interrelationships of issues in Business

8. Ethical Issues

9.   Global issues in Business

Skills:

1.   Use quantititative skills
2.     Make effective written presentations
3.     Engage in critical thinking and problem solving
4. PATHWAYS TO PROFESSIONALISM


COURSE MATERIALS AND SUPPORT:

Required Course Materials:
Textbook: Managing Human Resources , Bohlander, Snell, & Sherman, 16th edition, Southwestern Publishing Company.

COURSE POLICIES:

CLASS ATTENDANCE: Students are expected to attend the online course and actively participate in the course discussions; otherwise, they may be automatically withdrawn from the course..

Students who plan to minor in Curriculum and Instruction should refer to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for your subject area at: http:www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=6148.

Grade Determination:

3 Exercises @ 13% each 39%
Discussion/Participation 16%
3 Examinations @ 15% each; all examinations will be taken online 45%


Make-Up Work: No make up for the online examinations is permitted. The "window of opportunity" to take these online exams is sufficient to complete them. All other assignments can be submitted late given a valid reason for missing the deadline. However, no late assignment will be accepted after 1 week from the due date. Late submitted assignments will have points subtracted from the grade.

+/- Grade System:


93 & above A
90-92 A-
88-89 B+
83-87 B
80-82 B-
75-79 C+
70-74 C
68-69 D+
63-67 D
60-62 D-
59 & Below F


Final grades will be reported through Campus Connect at the end of the semester.

NOTE: THE USE OF THE MOODLE LEARNING SYSTEM GRADEBOOK IS LIMITED IN THIS COURSE. ONLY EXAMINATIONS WILL BE RECORDED IN THE GRADEBOOK. GRADES FOR ALL OTHER ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE REPORTED TO YOU ON THE RETURNED COPY OF THE ASSIGNMENT VIA EMAIL ATTACHMENT.

Academic Dishonesty: Academic Dishonesty will not be tolerated in this course. Academic dishonesty is defined as cheating, plagiarism, collusion, and other forms of adademic dishonesty. Any student found to have committed academic dishonesty is subject to the conduct sanctions outlined in the Council Fire.

ADA (American with Disabilities Act) Compliance: McMurry University abides by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which stipulates that no otherwise qualified student shall be denied the benefits of an education "solely by reason of a handicap". If you have a documented disability that may impact your performance in this class and for which you may be requesting accommodation, you must be registered with and provide documentation of your disability to the Disability Services Office, located in Old Main Room 102. Arrangements will be made for students needing special accommodation.

Cell Phones, Calculators, and other Electronic Devices:

Not applicable to the online course

Other Course Policies: All WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS must follow the rules of effectively written work as outlined in the written assignments link. Written assignments should be saved as a WORD document file. However do not submit a written assignment as a compressed zip file. Poorly written is unacceptable; part of the grade includes well written papers. Use the resources of SpellCheck, Grammar Check, and/or a good proof reader (you can find someone in the AEC to assist you in proof reading) to review your papers before submitting them to me. My policy on writing is: if I find 5 errors, I stop reading the assignment and grade the assignment at the point of stoppage. Poorly written work can have a serious negative consequence on your overall grade in this course.

MAJOR PROJECTS, REQUIRED ACTIVITIES, AND ASSIGNMENTS:

1. textbook chapter assignments
2. examinations
3. applied exercises & case analysis
4. active online discussions; Biz Flix videos
5. outside readings

TENTATIVE COURSE SCHEDULE:

WEEK 1: COURSE BEGINS ON MARCH 18, 2013

A SIGN IN IS REQUIRED DURING WEEK 1. A THREAD IS AVAILABLE FOR YOU TO SIGN IN ON MOODLE; PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU SIGN IN NO LATER THAN FRIDAY OF WEEK 1. IF YOU ARE NOT SIGNED IN BY THE REQUIRED DATE, YOU MAY BE AUTOMATICALLY REMOVED FROM THE COURSE. ALSO MAKE SURE YOU READ THE "WELCOME MESSAGE" LINK DURING WEEK 1.

WEEK 2:


READ CHAPTERS 1, 2, and 3; also the Appendix to Chapters 2 & 3

EXERCISE: "Human Resources Forecasting". The exercise and the instructions for this assignment are located on Moodle under Assignments.
Assignment Due: Tuesday of Week 3; email the report to my email address

DISCUSSION FORUM FOR WEEK 2

WEEK 3:

READ CHAPTERS 4, 5, & 6

CASE: "Analyzing Promotion Data". The case and the instructions for this assignment can be located on Moodle under Assignment. Due date: Monday of Week 4. Email the assignment to my email address.

** EXAMINATION #1 (Chpts. 1, 3, 4, 5 and Appendices to Chapters 2 and 3; Date and time-- TBA. Examinations will be taken online.

DISCUSSION FORUM FOR WEEK 3

WEEK 4:

CHAPTERS 7 & 8

EXERCISE: "Evaluating the Job Application Form". Due Date: Friday, Week 4. Email the exercise to my address. The exercise and the instructions are located on Moodle under Assignments.

WEEK 5:

READ CHAPTERS 9 & 11

**EXAMINATION #2 (Chpts. 6, 7, 8 & 9); Date and Time--TBA. Examinations in this course will be taken online.

DISCUSSION FORUM FOR WEEK 5

WEEK 6:

READ CHAPTERS 12 & 13

DISCUSSION FORUM FOR WEEK 6

WEEK 7:

READ CHAPTER 15

**EXAMINATION #3 (Chpts. 11, 12, 13, & 15); Date and Time--TBA. Examinations in this course will be taken online.

DISCUSSION FORUM FOR WEEK 7