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3315 Attendance Exams & Exercises Grades Outcomes Policies Schedule


There are 5 exams, each worth 50 points.  Exams include multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, short-answer, and long-answer items.  The tests cover material from class and web sites.  Study guides for each exam will be available at the class site at least one week before the scheduled date for the test.  

You must make up a missed exam prior to the date for the next exam.  Cheating will result in zero points for an exam.

Strategic Summary In a small group you will provide a summary of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges facing a specific organization.  Typed summaries are due on September 11th and are worth up to 10 points.

Legal Issues
In a small group you will do a 5-minute presentation on a specific law that impacts HRM.  The presentations will take place on September 16th.  Provide everyone with a 1-page or less handout to help them remember your key points.  Do not just show a video, read the presentation, or download slides from the Web!!!  The legal presentation is worth up to 20 points.

To provide experience in trying to locate, develop, and synthesize information across HR functions, you will give group presentations on job description and selection.  Each presentation will be worth a maximum of 10 points (20 points possible overall for the two presentations).

In a small group you will design, implement, and evaluate a small-scale training project to coincide with the training material.  The training project and report are worth up to 40 points.  Points for the exercise reflect:

Component Notes
Needs Assessment Measure existing skill or knowledge in relation to topic.  Training needs assessment will occur on Nov. 20th. 
Design & Implementation Rationale for technique used.  Training implementation will take place on Dec. 4th and 6th.  
Evaluation of Effectiveness Evaluate effectiveness in relation to objectives.

Report Flow and Mechanics Summary report for project due on December 9th, 2019

Extra Credit -
For extra credit points, you may write a two-paragraph, typed summary for up to 2 articles regarding Human Resource Management issues from newspapers, magazines, or Internet news sites in the U.S. or other countries.  For example, you can summarize an article regarding HR strategic issues, legal issues in HRM, work analysis, recruiting, selection, or training, etc.  If you are in doubt as to whether the article will count, please ask me before you do the write-up.  The article must have appeared in print or on the relevant web site after August 25th, 2019 and on or before December 1st, 2019.  Extra credit current event summaries must be turned in on or before December 2nd, 2019.  

One paragraph of the summary should describe the article’s main points IN YOUR OWN WORDS. The second paragraph must discuss an implication of the event for HRM.  Print the first page of the original article and attach it to your summary.  Each current event summary is worth 3 extra credit points (total = 6 points).  A cover page is not necessary for current event summaries.