School of Business, Economics, & Technology
BA614: Human Resource Management
Textbook for this course will be available for free via OpenLib. In Moodle, look in the Course
Resources section for instructions on downloading Human Resource Management. ISBN:
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association - 6/e 9781433805615
This course deals with the complex issues associated with the employment of individuals in
organizations including management practices, labor relations, compensation and benefits,
training and development, and the legal environment.
The student should be able to discuss the nature of Human Resource Management (HRM),
staffing the organization, training and developing human resources, compensating human
resources, and employee relations.
Also, at the end of the class, the student should be able to identify and discuss:
• The four goals of Human Resource Management.
• The main components of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (1991)
• The repercussions associated with unethical decision-making practices within the
organization (for example; hiring, firing, promoting, and harassing employees)
• The repercussions associated with unethical decision-making practices outside the
organization (for example; corporate social responsibility, and environmental protection)
• Explain strategic recruiting decisions regarding employment branding, outsourcing, and
other related issues.
• Identify key concerns that must be addressed when designing work unit/team variable
• Outline the basic provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and
recordkeeping and inspection requirements.
• Explain the provisions of each of the major U.S. labor laws and recognize the impact of
these laws and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rulings on nonunion workplaces.
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The appropriate administrative offices will be notified if your attendance, progress, or classroom
conduct becomes unsatisfactory or unacceptable. Cheating is strictly prohibited, and anyone
caught cheating will be subject to sanctions set out in the Code of Student Conduct. Cheating is
defined by its general usage. It includes, but is not limited to, wrongfully giving, taking, or
presenting any information or material by a student with the intent of aiding the student or
another on any academic work. Plagiarism is cheating.
Classroom Rules and Course Requirements
1. Students may be required to complete a series of assignments. These assignments will
consist of a set of practice exercises and/or questions located at the end of each text
chapter, handouts, and/or any other exercises that the instructor may deem appropriate.
2. Students must submit assignments which meet the following requirements when
a) on time
b) typewritten in Times New Roman size 12 font
d) professional in appearance
e) title page with: course name, student name, and instructor’s name & date the
assignment is due
3. Late work is subject to refusal/penalty by the instructor.
Each test and graded exercise will be assigned a point value. The total points you earn during
the course will be divided by the total possible points. The resulting percentage will be
converted to a letter grade according to the following scale:
90 - 100 = A
80 - 89 = B
70 – 79 = C
60 – 69 = D
Discussions (15 x 40 points each)
Annotated Bibliography (6 x 50 point each)
Group PowerPoints (5 x 50 points)
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Course Work for this Class
For each module, topics for discussion will be found in the discussion forum of the course. Indepth discussion is an essential part of online learning and is also an important factor in your
grade as well. You will have two (2) discussion forums per week. That means you will have four
(4) posts per week. The first discussion forum will require one (1) initial post and one (1)
secondary post to your classmates. Likewise, the second discussion forum will require one (1)
initial post and one (1) secondary post to your classmates. The discussion forums will be worth
40 points apiece—25 points for the initial post and 15 points apiece for the secondary posts for
each discussion forum. This means you will have 80 points a week from discussion forums.
A minimum of 2 posts is required for each discussion forum. Each post is required to be a
significant post. Just agreeing or disagreeing with a student is not a post. Neither is asking a
question. Discussion 1 initial post is due by Wednesday night at 11:59pm. Discussion 2
initial post is due by Thursday night at 11:59pm.
Significant posts are at least 200 words and require some information from the text,
academically reviewed papers, some significant commentary that requires knowledge of the
subject, a web link to an article or other source in order to be accepted. Initial posts are worth
25 points a piece
Significant posts on all your responses to your classmates’ postings should be at least 150
words and require some information from the text, academically reviewed paper, some
significant commentary that requires knowledge of the subject matter, a web link to an article or
other source in order to be accepted. Secondary posts are worth 15 points apiece
Grading for discussions:
All discussions must be completed on time and must include in-text citations and
references in APA style formatting. If you do not use in-text citations or they are not in
APA format you will lose 3 points. If you do not have references or if they are not in APA
format, you will lose 5 points. (You do not need citations and references for secondary
You will lose 10% based on word count if your posts are too short. For example, your
initial post is 300 words, if you have 250 words you will lose 5 points…50 words short
times 10% (50 x .10 = 5).
If any part of your post is copied and pasted (ANY POST), you will receive a “0”. I will
not ask you about it and you will not have a chance to resubmit the post.
If your post is late, you will lose points depending on how late the post is. If you post two
weeks late or later, you will not receive any points. No points will be given for any
assignment posted after the class ends.
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Coping and pasting an article or copying the information and changing a word or two is
not a significant post. If you do this, you will receive a 0 for the assignment—no
• If your posts are less than the minimum word count, points will be taken off.
• Provide appropriate APA in-text citations and references.
• You must participate in all discussion topics.
Each group is to prepare a PowerPoint presentation consisting of 5 slides per student not
including the cover slide and the reference slide. The topic of your PowerPoint presentation will
be given in our Moodle weekly modules. You are required to write 100 words in the notes
section of each slide.
You will have an annotated bibliography assignment (AB) in week’s 1, 4, & 8. You are to
research two peer-reviewed articles from the CU Library. You can find the directions to
accessing the library at the top of our Moodle page. You are to complete two annotated
bibliographies for each week’s assignment (week’s 1, 4, & 8). Your AB’s should be ½ to ¾
pages long. It should be double-spaced, and you are to use Times new Roman 12 font.
For your AB, you must have:
• Your name, date, course, and AB number at the top (see example)
• APA Reference before the information (see example)
Annotated bibliographies must be written in manner, in which, they are understandable. You
must describe all-important data such as:
• The participants
• The reason the study was conducted
• What research design was used (surveys, interviews, case study, etc.)
• Which research analysis was used (MANOVA, ANOVA, Kruskal Wallace, etc.)
• The results of the study along with any conclusions of the author(s)
Your study must include all of these (if applicable). Your AB MAY NOT be copied and pasted
directly from the source. There MUST NOT be any form of plagiarism in your annotated
bibliography (or any other assignment). You are required to write this assignment in your own
words. You should pick the topic for your AB from the objectives listed at the beginning
of each week’s module or from the syllabus.
Your AB’s will be worth 50 points apiece. That means the weekly total for the assignment is 100
points with a total of 300 points overall (100 points for week 1, 100 points for week 4, and 100
points for week 8).
Attendance and Participation Policy
You are expected to participate actively in class discussions and class activities. If you fail to
complete your work for an entire week, I will turn your name in to the office of academic affairs
and you will receive a warning. If you fail to work another week, you risk being removed from
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the class with a grade of “WA”. A “WA” is the same as an “F”. This could cause issues with
your immigration status.
Please, check your student email. I may send out emails that contain information about the
class that you need to know or about documents that you need. It is a good idea to check your
email at least 3-4 days a week.
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you have a documented disability or condition of this nature, you may be eligible for disability
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Annotated Bibliography Example
Craig, W. (2015). From Family To Franchising: Five Ways To Start Your Business
According to this article there are more than half a million new businesses started across the
country every single month (Craig, 2015). There are many ways to become a business owner in
the world today and there are many risks involved with each of those avenues as well. When
starting a business from scratch the most important aspect is having a product that people
actually want. According to this article, nine out of ten startup companies fail and 42% of polled
startup owners claimed their business failed due to lack of need for his or her product (Craig,
2015). A business can also be acquired by inheritance or taking over of a family business. Craig
(2015) also found, only about 10% of family owned businesses will survive long enough to see
the third generation take over. The reasons for this is the perception by younger generations that
the family business will always be available as a backup option if other ventures don’t work out.
Buying an existing business is also an option for those who have a keen insight for opportunity.
Becoming a franchise owner is another way to become a business owner. This step also takes
determination and focus but can be very rewarding. There is a stability that comes with taking
over a location that has an established corporate presence already backing it up with corporate
sponsors that are ready and willing to help get you started on the right track.
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