HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
MGMT 3390 online course
Summer I, 2013
PROFESSOR: DR. PAT LAPOINT
OFFICE: Cooke 209A
OFFICE PHONE: 793-3855 (not available during the summer on campus)
E-MAIL ADDRESS: lapointp@mcmurryadm.mcm.edu

OFFICE HOURS: "virtual office hours"; 24/7 email access

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: A study of various human resource management functions and practices. Several topics include: selection and staffing practices, training and development, compensation systems, termination practices, and the legal implications of the HR responsibility.

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

Textbook: Managing Human Resources , Bohlander, Snell, & Sherman, 16th edition,
Southwestern Publishing Company.
ISBN: 13-9781111532826

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, disciplinary processes, and International HR. 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 math skills
2.     Make effective presentations
3.     Engage in critical thinking and problem solving

COURSE POLICIES:

CLASS ATTENDANCE: Students are expected to attend the online course and actively participate in the weeky course discussions. Noncompliance with the class attendance policy (refer to the link), may result in an automatic withdrawal from the online course.

MAKE-UP WORK POLICY: Assignments can be turned in late given a valid reason. However, assignments turned in after the due date will have points subtracted.

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 an 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. DO NOT SEND THE WORD FILE AS A COMPRESSED ZIP FILE, HOWEVER.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.

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

MAJOR PROJECTS, REQUIRED ACTIVITIES, AND ASSIGNMENTS:: The following activities are required, and reflect the course
objectives.
1. textbook chapter assignments
2. examinations
3. applied exercises
4. weekly discussions & participation
5. Internet searches


GRADING POLICY: The grading policy for this course is as follows:

95 & above A
90-94 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

GRADE DETERMINATION:

3 Exercises @ 13% each 39%
Participation/Discussion 16%
3 Examinations @ 15% each 45%



TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR EACH WEEK

WEEK 1:

READ CHAPTERS 1, 2, 3; 4 & Appendices to Chapters 2 and 3

Lectures and PowerPoint slides on Moodle

DISCUSSION FORUM FOR WEEK 1

WEEK 2:

READ CHAPTERS 5, 6, & 7

Lectures and PowerPoint slides on Moodle

Exercise #1: "Human Resources Forecasting". The exercise and the instructions for the exercise are posted on the Moodle course page. Embed each table with the calculations into the body of the paper. I do not want a separate attachment for the tables.
Written report due: Saturday of Week 2
. Email the assignment as an attachment to my email address.

** EXAMINATION #1 (Online); (Chpts. 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5; Appendices 2 and 3); Date and Time posted on Moodle.

DISCUSSION FORUM FOR WEEK 2

WEEK 3: CHAPTERS 8, 9 & 11

Lectures and PowerPoint slides on Moodle

**Exercise #2: Evaluating the Recruiting Function at St. Vincent's Hospital; Assignment due: Wednesday of Week 3. Make sure you embed a table in the paper showing the calculations for the yield ratios. I do not want a separate attachment for the yield ratios.

DISCUSSION FORUM FOR WEEK 3

WEEK 4: READ CHAPTERS 12 & 13

Lectures and PowerPoint slides on Moodle

**Exercise #3: EvalSim: Performance Evaluation In-Basket: O'Leary Organization. Students with last names A-L, do even numbered in-basket memos; if your last name begins with M-Z, do the odd numbered in-basket memos.

There is a set of instructions for this assignment on Moodle.

Assignment Due: Monday, Week 4. Email the exercise to my email address.



**EXAMINATION #2 (Online);(Chpts. 6, 7, 8 & 9); Time posted on Moodle

DISCUSSION FORUM FOR WEEK 4

WEEK 5: READ CHAPTER 15

Lectures and PowerPoint slides on Moodle

**EXAMINATION #3--Online; (Chpts. 11, 12, 13, & 15); Time posted on Moodle.

DISCUSSION FORUM FOR WEEK 5


[ALL EXAMINATIONS WILL BE TAKEN ONLINE. THE EXAMINATIONS ARE CLOSED-BOOK EXAMS.


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