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Prerequisites There are no prerequisites for OMM618. ________________________________________ Course Description This course is a study on managing people in the workplace, focusing on the important policies and processes associated with recruiting, hiring, training and evaluating personnel in order to achieve strategic organizational goals. ________________________________________ Course Design This course prepares students for immediate action on the job by providing them with practical tools and applications, as well as theoretical principles, of human resource management (HRM) in contemporary organizations. The course is designed to examine functions currently found in human resource departments and to elicit thought about trends in HRM as an evolving occupational field. HRM functions are presented in ways intended to assist students in developing competencies and skills as well as in gaining theoretical and applied knowledge to succeed in HRM. Each lesson infuses ethical dimensions of human resources (HR) as applied to its specific topic as well as the broader implications for decision making in HRM. Each lesson emphasizes teaching, learning, and learning methods and/or styles as reciprocal components of processes that constantly occur on a variety of levels (e.g., individual, group, or organization); these levels occur in organizations as well as in classrooms. The course prepares students for working in HRM in business, government, and nonprofit organizations. It is designed to make students ready to apply HRM learning to a variety of organizations, regardless of size or organizational structure. Course topics include: an introduction to HRM, equal opportunity and diversity, employee recruitment, selection and retention, compensation and benefits, training and development, performance management, legal and ethical issues in HRM, labor relations, safety and health, and industry trends in HRM. Each weekly module presents theoretical content and provides opportunities to apply and discuss content as relevant to the student’s personal and organizational life and as appropriate to contemporary HRM issues. Each module affords occasions to consider industry trends through case studies, class discussions, written assignments, peer critiques, and other structured learning experiences and activities. The open-book exam in Week Five provides an opportunity for students to evaluate their learning progress. The course culminates with a Final Research Project in Week Six. Overall, the course provides a holistic learning experience by infusing select topics associated with HRM in modern organizational culture and life. ________________________________________ Course Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. Summarize the scope of human resource management activities within an organization. 2. Justify the significant role that effective human resource management plays in achieving strategic organizational goals. 3. Evaluate contexts that influence HRM practice, including societal trends, workplace diversity, legislative policies, and labor issues. 4. Critique the role of training and performance evaluation in employee and organizational development. 5. Evaluate policies for dealing effectively with compliance areas such as equal employment, employee grievance procedures, and occupational health and safety. 6. Evaluate how employee knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies are essential for building and sustaining high performance people-centric organizations. ________________________________________ Course Map The course map illustrates the careful design of the course through which each learning objective is supported by one or more specific learning activities in order to create integrity and pedagogical depth in the learning experience. LEARNING OUTCOME WEEK ASSIGNMENT 1. Summarize the scope of human resource management activities within an organization. 1 1 2 2 3 4 4 5 5 6 • Why We Hate HR – Discussion • OCBC Case Study – Assignment • Recruiting – Discussion • Recruiting and Staffing Plan – Assignment • To plan, design, deliver, and evaluate an original training program – Assignment • Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory – Discussion • Crafting a Compensation & Benefits Plan – Assignment • HRM and the Organization -Discussion • How is it Going? – Discussion • HR Plan – Assignment 2. Justify the significant role that effective human resource management plays in achieving strategic organizational goals. 1 2 2 3 4 5 6 • OCBC Case Study – Assignment • Selection & Staffing – Discussion • Recruiting and Staffing Plan – Assignment • To plan, design, deliver, and evaluate an original training program – Assignment • Crafting a Compensation & Benefits Plan – Assignment • HRM and the Organization -Discussion • HR Plan – Assignment 3. Evaluate contexts that influence HRM practice, including societal trends, workplace diversity, legislative policies, and labor issues. 2 4 4 6 6 6 • Recruiting and Staffing Plan – Assignment • Crafting a Compensation & Benefits Plan – Assignment • Crafting a Compensation & Benefits Plan – Assignment • Evolving HRM – Discussion • Managing the Modern Workplace – Discussion • HR Plan – Assignment 4. Critique the role of training and performance evaluation in employee and organizational development. 2 3 3 3 4 6 • Recruiting and Staffing Plan – Assignment • Training & Development Review – Discussion • Learning Styles – Discussion • To plan, design, deliver, and evaluate an original training program – Assignment • Crafting a Compensation & Benefits Plan – Assignment • HR Plan – Assignment 5. Evaluate policies for dealing effectively with compliance areas such as equal employment, employee grievance procedures, and occupational health and safety. 1 2 3 4 6 • EEOC Violations – Discussion • Recruiting and Staffing Plan – Assignment • To plan, design, deliver, and evaluate an original training program – Assignment • Crafting a Compensation & Benefits Plan – Assignment • HR Plan – Assignment 6. Evaluate how employee knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies are essential for building and sustaining high performance people-centric organizations. 1 2 3 3 4 4 6 6 • OCBC Case Study – Assignment • Recruiting and Staffing Plan – Assignment • Learning Styles – Discussion • To plan, design, deliver, and evaluate an original training program – Assignment • Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory – Discussion • Keeping Employees Motivated – Discussion • Crafting a Compensation & Benefits Plan – Assignment • HR Plan – Assignment ________________________________________ Graduate Institutional Outcomes Ashford University Masters Program Graduates: 1. Synthesize core proficiencies in the major area of study in a manner appropriate to the degree level to important issues within the field. a. Utilize the relevant skills so that knowledge acquired can be utilized in a manner appropriate to the degree level in the major field and/or career. b. Provide scholarly support for conclusions related to issues associated with the field and/or career using discipline-appropriate reasoning. 2. Integrate skills from core competencies in order to respond to civic, societal, environmental, and economic challenges. a. Apply the principles of critical thinking to contemporary issues. b. Exhibit clear, sustained, and coherent arguments and narratives c. Utilize information literacy skills appropriate to the graduate degree level, by contributing to, expanding, evaluating or refining the information base within the field of study. d. Construct and defend solutions to problems through qualitative or quantitative analysis and/or computational skills and practices. 3. Synthesize theories and approaches to the discipline in solving complex problems. a. Develop problem solving framework and construct solutions to complex unstructured issues and problems through reasoned analysis, including consideration of diverse views. b. Apply knowledge of commonalities and differences across varying cultural, economic, and geographic populations as part of global citizenship. 4. Construct ethical responses to a. Evaluate key ethical issues and apply theory-based knowledge to the concerns of society. b. Demonstrate service to the community in responding to local, national, and global challenges. c. Evaluate the application of ethical standards in research and practice. 5. Demonstrate lifelong learning skills and self-reflective capacity by engaging in continuous professional and scholarly development. a. Apply discipline-specific content and skills to produce works appropriate to the field. b. Evaluate contemporary research within the field. c. Apply collaborative skills in teams to solve problems. d. Demonstrate professional dispositions and behaviors appropriate to the discipline. ________________________________________ Mission Statement The mission of Ashford University is to provide high-quality, accessible, affordable, innovative, educational programs that meet the diverse needs of individuals pursuing advancement in their lives, professions, and communities.

Prerequisites There are no prerequisites for OMM618.
Course Description This course is a study on managing people in the workplace, focusing on the important policies and processes associated with recruiting, hiring, training and evaluating personnel in order to achieve strategic organizational goals.
Course Design This course prepares students for immediate action on the job by providing them with practical tools and applications, as well as theoretical principles, of human resource management (HRM) in contemporary organizations. The course is designed to examine functions currently found in human resource departments and to elicit thought about trends in HRM as an evolving occupational field. HRM functions are presented in ways intended to assist students in developing competencies and skills as well as in gaining theoretical and applied knowledge to succeed in HRM. Each lesson infuses ethical dimensions of human resources (HR) as applied to its specific topic as well as the broader implications for decision making in HRM.  Each lesson emphasizes teaching, learning, and learning methods and/or styles as reciprocal components of processes that constantly occur on a variety of levels (e.g., individual, group, or organization); these levels occur in organizations as well as in classrooms.

The course prepares students for working in HRM in business, government, and nonprofit organizations.  It is designed to make students ready to apply HRM learning to a variety of organizations, regardless of size or organizational structure.

Course topics include: an introduction to HRM, equal opportunity and diversity, employee recruitment, selection and retention, compensation and benefits, training and development, performance management, legal and ethical issues in HRM, labor relations, safety and health, and industry trends in HRM.

Each weekly module presents theoretical content and provides opportunities to apply and discuss content as relevant to the student’s personal and organizational life and as appropriate to contemporary HRM issues.  Each module affords occasions to consider industry trends through case studies, class discussions, written assignments, peer critiques, and other structured learning experiences and activities. The open-book exam in Week Five provides an opportunity for students to evaluate their learning progress. The course culminates with a Final Research Project in Week Six. Overall, the course provides a holistic learning experience by infusing select topics associated with HRM in modern organizational culture and life.

Course Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1.      Summarize the scope of human resource management activities within an organization.

2.      Justify the significant role that effective human resource management plays in achieving strategic organizational goals.

3.      Evaluate contexts that influence HRM practice, including societal trends, workplace diversity, legislative policies, and labor issues.

4.      Critique the role of training and performance evaluation in employee and organizational development.

5.      Evaluate policies for dealing effectively with compliance areas such as equal employment, employee grievance procedures, and occupational health and safety.

6.      Evaluate how employee knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies are essential for building and sustaining high performance people-centric organizations.

Course Map The course map illustrates the careful design of the course through which each learning objective is supported by one or more specific learning activities in order to create integrity and pedagogical depth in the learning experience.

LEARNING OUTCOME WEEK ASSIGNMENT
1. Summarize the scope of human resource management activities within an organization. 1
1
2
2
3

4
4

5
5
6

·         Why We Hate HR – Discussion

·         OCBC Case Study – Assignment

·         Recruiting – Discussion

·         Recruiting and Staffing Plan – Assignment

·         To plan, design, deliver, and evaluate an original training program – Assignment

·         Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory – Discussion

·         Crafting a Compensation & Benefits Plan – Assignment

·         HRM and the Organization -Discussion

·         How is it Going? – Discussion

·         HR Plan – Assignment

2. Justify the significant role that effective human resource management plays in achieving strategic organizational goals. 1
2
2
3

4

5
6

·         OCBC Case Study – Assignment

·         Selection & Staffing – Discussion

·         Recruiting and Staffing Plan – Assignment

·         To plan, design, deliver, and evaluate an original training program – Assignment

·         Crafting a Compensation & Benefits Plan – Assignment

·         HRM and the Organization -Discussion

·         HR Plan – Assignment

3. Evaluate contexts that influence HRM practice, including societal trends, workplace diversity, legislative policies, and labor issues. 2
4

4

6
6
6

·         Recruiting and Staffing Plan – Assignment

·         Crafting a Compensation & Benefits Plan – Assignment

·         Crafting a Compensation & Benefits Plan – Assignment

·         Evolving HRM – Discussion

·         Managing the Modern Workplace – Discussion

·         HR Plan – Assignment

4. Critique the role of training and performance evaluation in employee and organizational development. 2
3
3
3

4

6

·         Recruiting and Staffing Plan – Assignment

·         Training & Development Review – Discussion

·         Learning Styles – Discussion

·         To plan, design, deliver, and evaluate an original training program – Assignment

·         Crafting a Compensation & Benefits Plan – Assignment

·         HR Plan – Assignment

5. Evaluate policies for dealing effectively with compliance areas such as equal employment, employee grievance procedures, and occupational health and safety. 1
2
3

4

6

·         EEOC Violations – Discussion

·         Recruiting and Staffing Plan – Assignment

·         To plan, design, deliver, and evaluate an original training program – Assignment

·         Crafting a Compensation & Benefits Plan – Assignment

·         HR Plan – Assignment

6. Evaluate how employee knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies are essential for building and sustaining high performance people-centric organizations. 1
2
3
3

4
4
6

6

·         OCBC Case Study – Assignment

·         Recruiting and Staffing Plan – Assignment

·         Learning Styles – Discussion

·         To plan, design, deliver, and evaluate an original training program – Assignment

·         Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory – Discussion

·         Keeping Employees Motivated – Discussion

·         Crafting a Compensation & Benefits Plan – Assignment

·         HR Plan – Assignment

Graduate Institutional Outcomes Ashford University Masters Program Graduates:

1.      Synthesize core proficiencies in the major area of study in a manner appropriate to the degree level to important issues within the field.

a.       Utilize the relevant skills so that knowledge acquired can be utilized in a manner appropriate to the degree level in the major field and/or career.

b.      Provide scholarly support for conclusions related to issues associated with the field and/or career using discipline-appropriate reasoning.

2.      Integrate skills from core competencies in order to respond to civic, societal, environmental, and economic challenges.

a.       Apply the principles of critical thinking to contemporary issues.

b.      Exhibit clear, sustained, and coherent arguments and narratives

c.       Utilize information literacy skills appropriate to the graduate degree level, by contributing to, expanding, evaluating or refining the information base within the field of study.

d.      Construct and defend solutions to problems through qualitative or quantitative analysis and/or computational skills and practices.

3.      Synthesize theories and approaches to the discipline in solving complex problems.

a.       Develop problem solving framework and construct solutions to complex unstructured issues and problems through reasoned analysis, including consideration of diverse views.

b.      Apply knowledge of commonalities and differences across varying cultural, economic, and geographic populations as part of global citizenship.

4.      Construct ethical responses to

a.       Evaluate key ethical issues and apply theory-based knowledge to the concerns of society.

b.      Demonstrate service to the community in responding to local, national, and global challenges.

c.       Evaluate the application of ethical standards in research and practice.

5.      Demonstrate lifelong learning skills and self-reflective capacity by engaging in continuous professional and scholarly development.

a.       Apply discipline-specific content and skills to produce works appropriate to the field.

b.      Evaluate contemporary research within the field.

c.       Apply collaborative skills in teams to solve problems.

d.      Demonstrate professional dispositions and behaviors appropriate to the discipline.

Mission Statement The mission of Ashford University is to provide high-quality, accessible, affordable, innovative, educational programs that meet the diverse needs of individuals pursuing advancement in their lives, professions, and communities.