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4416 Attendance Exams Grades Outcomes Policies Schedule

Tests There are 6 exams, each worth 40 points.  Exams consist primarily of short-answer, and long-answer items but other question types are possible.  The tests cover material from class, the text, and assigned web sites.  Study guides for each exam will be available at least one week before the scheduled date for a test.  

Short-/long-answer make-up tests will be arranged for persons able to present a documented excuse.   You must make up a missed exam prior to the date for the next exam.  Evidence of cheating will result in zero points for an exam.

Cases We will hold scheduled discussions on 10 cases during the semester.  You are expected to provide written responses (typed, double-spaced, 1-inch margins, 12-point font) to six of these cases.  Answers should be between one and two pages total in length and are due at the conclusion of the class discussion.  Each analysis is worth up to 5 points.  If you wish to use the case in the “Scientific Analysis and Critical Thinking Abilities” section of your Psychology Department portfolio, you should include a cover page and a brief synposis of the case as well as the original questions. 
Compensation Survey You will create a mock compensation survey as part of a team of 2.  Creation of the survey should help you understand issues covered in the “External Competitiveness” section of the course.  WARNING: development and preparation of the compensation survey will involve preparation time outside of class.  Further expectations for the survey will be provided.  The compensation survey is worth up to 20 points.

Extra Credit - Current Events Summaries For extra credit points, you may write a two-paragraph, typed summary for up to 2 articles regarding compensation and/or benefits issues from newspapers, magazines, or Internet news sites in the U.S. or other countries.  For example, you can summarize an article regarding minimum wage changes, 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 January 14th 2019, and on or before April 22nd, 2019.  Extra credit current event summaries must be turned in on or before April 22nd, 2019.    

As usual, 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.