Syllabus for HRM-760-OL

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Talent management builds a practical framework for managers and business leaders to understand how the strategic management of people improves performance. This course will help participants maximize the performance of their employees and learn techniques that result in superior organizational performance.  It also presents a comprehensive overview of how to effectively develop a talent management strategy. Topics covered include turnover analysis, job and skills analysis, performance management, recruiting and selection, and designing effective rewards systems. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

After completing this course, you will be able to:

 

COURSE MATERIALS

You will need the following materials to do the work of the course. The required textbook is available from the College’s textbook supplier, MBS Direct.

Required Textbook

COURSE STRUCTURE

Human Resource Management is a three-credit online course, consisting of eight (8) modules. Modules include an overview, topics, learning objectives, study materials, and assignments. Module titles are listed below.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

For your formal work in the course, you are required to participate in eight (8) graded discussion forums, two (2) synchronous events, and to complete four (4) written assignments. You are also required to complete a comprehensive midterm assignment and a final project.

Consult the course Calendar for assignment due dates.

Discussion Forums

This course requires you to participate in eight (8) graded discussion forums. There are also one ungraded but required introduction forum in Module 1. In addition, there are two discussion forums for synchronous events. Click to view Online Discussion Grading Rubric.

Written Assignments

You are required to complete four (4) written assignments. The written assignments require you either  discuss the topics covered in the modules or analyze related case studies.

Synchronous Events

You are required to participate in two synchronous events during Week 3 and 7 of the semester. You will dial into a teleconference number (provided by your mentor) at a set time. Your mentor will work with the class to propose a time that works best and accommodates the majority. One synchronous event discuss an online talent management group  and the other will focus on a case study. See the Module 2 and Module 4 areas of the course web site for further details.

Comprehensive Midterm Assignment

You are required to complete a comprehensive midterm assignment that covers modules 1 to 4. The midterm assignment consists of four (4) problems similar to problems in written assignments. You will submit this midterm assignment by Saturday of midterm assignment week (see the course Calendar), doing it in the same way you have for your other written assignments in this course.

The midterm assignment is located in the Midterm Assignment area of the course Web site.

Final Project

You are required to complete a talent management practice analysis as the final project for the course. This final project includes several steps which include to identify an organization with well-established talent management practices and the contact person you plan to interview who is familiar with the talent management practices in the organization, compose an interview questionnaire, conduct the interview, and write a report.

See the Final Project area of the course web site for further details.

GRADING AND EVALUATION

Your grade in the course will be determined as follows:

All activities will receive a numerical grade of 0–100. You will receive a score of 0 for any work not submitted. Your final grade in the course will be a letter grade. Letter grade equivalents for numerical grades are as follows:

A

=

93–100

B–

=

80–82

A–

=

90–92

C+

=

78–79

B+

=

88–89

C

=

73–77

B

=

83–87

F

=

Below 73

To receive credit for the course, you must earn a letter grade of C or higher on the weighted average of all assigned course work (e.g., assignments, discussion postings, projects, etc.). Students must maintain a B average to remain in good academic standing.

STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS

First Steps to Success

To succeed in this course, take the following first steps:

Study Tips

Consider the following study tips for success:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

Students at Thomas Edison State College are expected to exhibit the highest level of academic citizenship. In particular, students are expected to read and follow all policies, procedures, and program information guidelines contained in publications; pursue their learning goals with honesty and integrity; demonstrate that they are progressing satisfactorily and in a timely fashion by meeting course deadlines and following outlined procedures; observe a code of mutual respect in dealing with mentors, staff, and other students; behave in a manner consistent with the standards and codes of the profession in which they are practicing; keep official records updated regarding changes in name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address; and meet financial obligations in a timely manner. Students not practicing good academic citizenship may be subject to disciplinary action including suspension, dismissal, or financial holds on records.

 

Academic Dishonesty

Thomas Edison State College expects all of its students to approach their education with academic integrity—the pursuit of scholarly activity free from fraud and deception. All mentors and administrative staff members at the College insist on strict standards of academic honesty in all courses. Academic dishonesty undermines this objective. Academic dishonesty can take the following forms:

Please refer to the Academic Code of Conduct Policy in the College Catalog and online at www.tesc.edu.

 

 

Plagiarism

Using someone else’s work as your own is plagiarism. Thomas Edison State College takes a strong stance against plagiarism, and students found to be plagiarizing will be severely penalized. If you copy phrases, sentences, paragraphs, or whole documents word-for-word—or if you paraphrase by changing a word here and there—without identifying the author, or without identifying it as a direct quote, then you are plagiarizing. Please keep in mind that this type of identification applies to Internet sources as well as to print-based sources. Copying and pasting from the Internet, without using quotation marks and without acknowledging sources, constitutes plagiarism. (For information about how to cite Internet sources, see Online Student Handbook > Academic Standards > “Citing Sources.”)

Accidentally copying the words and ideas of another writer does not excuse the charge of plagiarism. It is easy to jot down notes and ideas from many sources and then write your own paper without knowing which words are your own and which are someone else’s. It is more difficult to keep track of each and every source. However, the conscientious writer who wishes to avoid plagiarizing never fails to keep careful track of sources.

Always be aware that if you write without acknowledging the sources of your ideas, you run the risk of being charged with plagiarism.

Clearly, plagiarism, no matter the degree of intent to deceive, defeats the purpose of education. If you plagiarize deliberately, you are not educating yourself, and you are wasting your time on courses meant to improve your skills. If you plagiarize through carelessness, you are deceiving yourself.

For examples of unintentional plagiarism, advice on when to quote and when to paraphrase, and information about writing assistance and originality report checking, click the links provided below.

Examples of Unintentional Plagiarism 

When to Quote and When to Paraphrase

Writing Assistance at Smarthinking

Originality Report Checking at Turnitin

 

Disciplinary Process

First-time incidents of academic dishonesty concerning plagiarism may reflect ignorance of appropriate citation requirements. Mentors will make a good faith effort to address all first-time offenses that occur in courses. In these cases, the mentor may impose sanctions that serve as a learning exercise for the offender. These may include the completion of tutorials, assignment rewrites, or any other reasonable learning tool including a lower grade when appropriate. The mentor will notify the student by e-mail. Decisions about the sanctions applied for subsequent plagiarism offenses or other violations will be made by the appropriate dean’s office, with the advice of the mentor or staff person who reported the violation. The student will be notified via certified mail of the decision. Options for sanctions include:

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