Office Hours: Tuesday 15.00-17.00
The instructor stimulates learning in a variety of ways, since he believes that the learning process happens in different ways. The course will be therefore based on lectures, discussions, reading and case studies. Motivation and creation of the right atmosphere are also deemed of the utmost importance.
The Course Purpose:
The purpose of this subject is to provide an overview of human resource management (HRM) from strategic, managerial, and functional perspectives. The focus is first on understanding sound HR practices and environment, and then on acquiring and preparing HR, assessing performance and developing employees, compensating HR, and meeting other HR goals.
The following book is required for this course:
This course examines the effective management of human resources in organizations. Upon completion of this course, learners will be prepared, at a basic level, to analyzing jobs and writing job descriptions; recruiting and hiring of applicants; complying with employment law; managing promotions, quits, and layoffs; employee training and development; evaluating job performance; determining compensation; and managing human resources in a unionized environment.
Content of the Course
Participation: Participation relates to attendance. Expect your instructor to keep track of participation in the class, with each missing lesson being equivalent to 3.75 points (each hour being 1.25 points). Each absence will cost you points off your grade. Full participation in all the lessons equals to 100 points. The only exceptions to this rule are severe illness (doctor’s note required) and UNYT approved trips/activities. Appropriate documentation for absences is necessary the class day directly before or after the one you miss. In general: this class is intensive and interactive. Missing class could seriously affect your grade!
Discussion and class interventions: the instructor will keep track of how often you contribute through interventions during the lessons and during the time allocated for class discussion. The maximum number of points that you can get in this component is equal to 100 points.
Research papers: the instructor will assign research papers on topics relevant to the course, to be done in class and home, and to be presented in public in class. The maximum number of points that you can get in this component is equal to 100 points.
Exams: Two examinations will be taken. The exams will cover only the chapters on which you have not been tested. Test format may combine a mixture of true/false, multiple choice, and essay questions. Essay questions will be chosen by a list of questions previously submitted to the students. Students will not only need to show to be able to reply to the answers through studying the materials covered by lessons, but to add personal considerations and personal ideas. Each exam can be valued to a maximum of 100 points each.
Conduct: Students are expected to behave with civility and appropriate etiquette toward faculty and one another. Please set your cell phones on silent ring before class begins and refrain from using them until class is over.
Academic Dishonesty/Turnitin: UNYT does not tolerate academic dishonesty. Read the UNYT Student Honor Code for a more detailed description of plagiarism and cheating.
If you feel that you have encountered special learning difficulties or serious problems that interfere with your studies, please make an appointment with UNYT Counseling Center, Dr. E. Cenko (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or the Academic Support Center, Dr. A. Canollari (email@example.com). For more information, please contact me or your academic advisor.
COURSE EVALUATION SCHEME:
THE GRADING SCALE:
|Letter Grade||Percent||Generally Accepted Meaning|
|B+||87-89||Good, above average|
|D+||67-69||Significantly below average|
SYLLABUS PREPARED BY Fabio Daneri