WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
San Antonio Center
Human Resource Management, Mgt. 3324
Instructor: Mr. Richard White Phone: 733-2647
Course Description: This course is designed to introduce students to the basic competencies of Human Resource Management and establish a functional framework that may be used to improve their performance in managerial roles. The objectives are to understand the impact of external and internal environments upon the activities of human resource managers. Functions including job requirements, planning, recruiting, selection, training and development, labor relations, evaluations, motivation and discipline, compensation, safety and health are covered. Prerequisite: MGMT 3304 or consent of instructor.
Course Rational: Whether you plan to work in the Human Resource department or manage your own business, human resource requirements are pretty much the same. To work with people effectively, you have to understand human behavior, and you have to be knowledgeable of the various systems and practice available to build a skilled and motivated workforce. At the same time you have to be aware of economic, technological, social and legal issues that either facilitate or constrain efforts to achieve organizational goals. This course will address these issues.
Bohlander, Snell, Sherman, Managing Human Resources, 12th edition.
Southwestern College Publishing, Cincinnati Ohio. 1998.
Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th edition, APA, 2001.
Learning Resources: All reference books and journals pertaining to Human Resource Management, for outside assignments, are available at area military base, university and public libraries. Books are also available through the main-campus library at Plainview. Books can be checked out over the Internet at www.wbu.edu/sa/wbu.sa.htm. Students are encouraged to use Internet search tools to improve information gathering and provide a broader array of up to date sources.
Provisions for Handicapped Students: It is the policy of Wayland Baptist University that no otherwise qualified disabled person be excluded in participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any education program or activity in the university. The director, San Antonio Center, should be contacted concerning initial enrollment, scheduling and other arrangements. It is to the student’s advantage to initiate contact with the director’s office as soon as possible before registration to ensure adequate assistance time.
A. Attendance Policy: (Ref. Page 72 of the Academic Catalog )
Students must make every effort to attend all class meetings.
1. Three tardy (arriving late or leaving early) will be counted as one absent.
2. Students who miss 3 classes or more of the scheduled classes will receive a grade of “F” for the course. This Policy Does Not Make Exceptions.
3. Emergencies, TDY, Deployment, out of town OFFICIAL business, etc. will be dealt with on an individual basis. ( NOTE: Students with medical emergency or military TDY causing them to miss 25% or more of the scheduled class may apply for withdrawal from the university).
B. Student Conduct, Classroom Disruption (ref. Page 78 of the Academic Catalogue): Students who disrupt class will be directed to leave immediately and report to the campus dean. Class disruption includes not abiding by base/post rules and classroom policies at military installations where WBU holds classes. In addition, the audio on all phones and beepers will be turned off in class. Students who are dismissed from class may return only with permission from the dean and the instructor.
C. Test Make-up and Assignments:
If you are absent when there is an assignment due, or an examination, you must make the necessary arrangements with the instructor for assignment submission/examination retake with in ONE week. Assignments and term papers not submitted on time, REGARDLESS OF REASON, will be penalized one letter grade for every week (one class meeting) that they are late. DO NOT email assignments or term paper. There is no test make-up for the final exam.
D. Class Participation:
Each student is expected to participate in all classroom activities, and is required to have his/her own textbook and materials. Each student is required to read assigned chapters from the textbook prior to each class meeting to ensure they are fully prepared for class. You are responsible for all information in the textbook, lectures and outside assignments. It is your responsibility to complete all assignments on time, prepare for all tests and keep abreast of your academic progress and attendance at all times.
A. Mastery of course competence will be measured by the following methods:
a. Mid-term exam – 50 questions
b. Final exam – 50 questions
2. Term Paper: (worth up to 100 points).
a. A scholarly review article that is a critical evaluation of material that has already been published (APA Manual pg. 7&8). By organizing, integrating, and evaluating previously published material, you will consider the progress of current research toward clarifying or solving a problem or issue in Human Resource Management. The format and guidelines for your paper will conform to instructions on pages 296 through 320 and fugues 5.1 and 5.3 of the APA Publications Manual, fifth addition. NO OTHER APA FORMAT/TERM PAPER REFERENCE OR GUIDELINES WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS CLASS. The paper will be a minimum of 10 pages (not including the cover page or reference page), 10 or 12-pt font, double-spaced. A minimum of six references are required, two of which must be from the Internet, and two from (actual) library books. Suggested resource for articles is www.SHRM.org. You will download the term paper evaluation form (located on the web site, www.sa.wbu.edu, under class web sites, Mgmt 3304). Attach the form to your term paper when you turn it in.
3. Oral presentation (worth up to 25 points): A three to five minute professional level presentation on a relevant human resource management issue or problem of your choosing.
NOTE: Also turn in the presentation evaluation form found at the same web site.
a. Attendance (deduct 5 points for each absents, and three tardy.)
b. Involvement in discussions, role-play, in-class case studies, group activities, etc.
c. Academic/Social maturity, following instructions.
90-100= A; 80-89= B; 70-79= C; 60-69= D; Below 60= F
a. Final Grade: The final grade will be based on grades from examinations, term paper, oral presentation, and participation. Graded items are calculated and weighted in the following way:
1. All earned points are added to determine the total point score. The sum of the total points are divided by the total number of available points, resulting in a percentage and converted to the equivalent letter grade. For example:
Total available points = 350
Total earned points = 260
260 ¸ 350 = 0.74 or 74% = C
The textbook is organized into six parts and seventeen chapters. The following are the learning objectives for each chapter of the text. In addition, learning objectives are listed at the beginning of each chapter. They provide the basis for learning course material. Icons for identifying the learning objectives appear throughout the text.
Part 1: Human Resource Management Perspective: After completing each chapter, the student will be able to identify:
A. The challenge of Human Resource Management, and Equal Employment opportunity.
Part 2: Meeting Human Resource Requirements: After completing each chapter, the student will be able to identify:
A. Job requirements and employee contributions.
B. Human Resource planning and recruitment strategies.
C. Employee selection methods.
Part 3: Developing effectiveness in Human Resources: After completing each chapter, the student will be able to identify:
A. Training and career development strategies.
B. Performance appraisal and improvement methods.
Part 4: Implementing Compensation and Security: After completing each chapter, the student will be able to identify:
A. Compensation management methods.
B. Incentive rewards.
C. Employee benefits.
D. Safety and health issues.
Part 5: Encasing Employee Relations: After completing each chapter, the student will be able to identify:
A. Employee rights and discipline.
B. The dynamics of labor relations.
C. Collective bargaining and contract administration.
Part 6: Expanding Human Resource Management Horizons: After completing each chapter, the student will be able identify:
A. International HRM requirements.
B. How to create high-performance work systems.
CLASS # and DATE
CLASS AGENDA and MATERIAL
1-Feb. 19 (W)
Feb. 20 (TR)
Class Orientation and Overview: Course Requirements; Chapter 1: The Challenge of
Human Resource Management.
2- Feb. 26 (W)
Feb. 27 (TR)
Chapter 2: Equal Employment Opportunity and Human Resource Management;
Government Regulations; EEO Issues.
3- March 5 (W)
March 6 (TH)
Chapter 3: Job Requirements and Job Design; The relationship of job requirements and
The HRM function; Job analysis; Job Design.
4- March 12 (W)
March 13 (TH)
Chapter 4: Human Resource Planning and Recruitment: Elements of HR Planning;
Recruiting within the organization; Recruiting outside the organization; Recruiting
protected classes. Chapter 5: Selection: Matching people to jobs; Sources of
information about job candidates; Employment Tests; The Employee interview
5- March 19 (W)
March 20 (TR)
6- March 26 (W)
March 27 (TR)
Chapter 6: Training and Development; The scope of training; Conducting the needs assessment; Designing the training program; Implementing the training program;
Evaluating the training program; Employee orientation training.
7- April 2 (W)
April 3 (TR)
Chapter 8: Appraising and Improving Performance; Performance Appraisal Programs; Developing Effective Appraisal Programs; Performance Appraisal Methods.
Chapter 13: Employee Rights and Discipline; Employee rights; Disciplinary Policies
and Procedure; Appealing Disciplinary Action.
8- April 9 (W)
April 10 (TR)
Chapter 9: Managing Compensation; Compensation planning; Components of the
Wage Mix; Job Evaluation System; The Compensation Structure; Government Regulation; Chapter 10: Incentive Rewards: Requirements For Incentive Plans; Setting Performance Measures; Administering Incentive Plans. Chapter 11: Employee Benefits: Benefits
Required by Law.
9- April 23 (W)
April 24 (TR)
Chapter 12: Safety, Health, and Security: Safety and Health Laws; Creating a Safe
Work Environment; Workplace Violence; Security.
10- April 30 (W)
May 1 (TR)
11- May 7 (W)
May 8 (TR)