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1 Mgmt 583 Labor Relations Fall 2008 Labor Relations Fall 2008

2 Course Syllabus Due to budget constraints, I will no longer be handing out course syllabi. You may download the syllabus from my WebPage: Due to budget constraints, I will no longer be handing out course syllabi. You may download the syllabus from my WebPage:

3 Contact Information Professor: Robert K. Robinson, PhD, SPHR Office: 372 Holman Hall –Office Hours: 10:00-11:00 a.m. M-Th –Or by appointment Phone: 915 ‑ Web:

4 Ole Miss HR Program –Mgmt 383 – Principles of HRM –Mgmt Training & Development –Mgmt Selection & Placement –Mgmt Compensation –Mgmt Advanced HRM –Mgmt Collective Bargaining –Mgmt Employee Relations –Mgmt Labor Relations –Mgmt Strategic HRM –Mgmt 383 – Principles of HRM –Mgmt Training & Development –Mgmt Selection & Placement –Mgmt Compensation –Mgmt Advanced HRM –Mgmt Collective Bargaining –Mgmt Employee Relations –Mgmt Labor Relations –Mgmt Strategic HRM

5 Professional HR Certification Areas HR Planning & Management Practices Regulatory Compliance Staffing Training & Development Compensation & Benefits Employee & Labor Relations Health, Safety, & Security HR Planning & Management Practices Regulatory Compliance Staffing Training & Development Compensation & Benefits Employee & Labor Relations Health, Safety, & Security

6 Professional HR Certification The next Exam Window: December 1, 2008 to January 31, 2009 [$250] [computerized] –Jackson, MS –Tupelo, MS The postmark deadline date is October 10, The next Exam Window: December 1, 2008 to January 31, 2009 [$250] [computerized] –Jackson, MS –Tupelo, MS The postmark deadline date is October 10, 2008.

7 Professional HR Certification THOMSON PROMETRIC TEST CENTER 618 Spicer Drive, Suite A [ Co-located with Slyvan Learning Center ] Tupelo, MS Phone: Site Code: 3603 THOMSON PROMETRIC TEST CENTER 618 Spicer Drive, Suite A [ Co-located with Slyvan Learning Center ] Tupelo, MS Phone: Site Code: 3603

8 Textbook Fossom, John A. (2009). Labor Relations (10 th ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill Irwin. (ISBN: ).

9 Course Requirements Undergraduate Examinations % Meaningful participation % % Examinations % Meaningful participation % %

10 Course Grades Course Point Grade Range A B C D F < 191 Course Point Grade Range A B C D F < 191

11 Course Requirements Graduate Examinations % Research Paper* % Meaningful participation % % Examinations % Research Paper* % Meaningful participation % % *Topic approved by professor.

12 Examinations There will be two (2) examinations and a final which will cover the text, readings, lecture, and class discussion. All examinations are essay. There will be two (2) examinations and a final which will cover the text, readings, lecture, and class discussion. All examinations are essay.

13 Professional Conduct One of the purposes of this and future classes is to prepare you for the business world, not only with a body of functional knowledge, but workplace behaviors as well.

14 Realistic Course Preview What employers expect. –Be on time. –Be prepared. –Do not interrupt presentations or meetings. What your instructor expects –Be on time. –Be prepared. –Do not interrupt classes. What employers expect. –Be on time. –Be prepared. –Do not interrupt presentations or meetings. What your instructor expects –Be on time. –Be prepared. –Do not interrupt classes.

15 Realistic Course Preview Profile of an unsuccessful student –Irregular attendance –Studies the day before an exam –Does not take notes –Does not read chapters before class –Takes advantage of office hours only at the end of the semester Profile of an unsuccessful student –Irregular attendance –Studies the day before an exam –Does not take notes –Does not read chapters before class –Takes advantage of office hours only at the end of the semester

16 Realistic Course Preview Grades –What your grades are NOT based on: I tried really hard. I need a passing grade to graduate If I don’t pass my parents will kill me I came every class and listened a lot I learned a lot but my grades don’t really reflect it. –What your grades ARE based on: Your performance on exams Grades –What your grades are NOT based on: I tried really hard. I need a passing grade to graduate If I don’t pass my parents will kill me I came every class and listened a lot I learned a lot but my grades don’t really reflect it. –What your grades ARE based on: Your performance on exams

17 Realistic Course Preview Profile of a successful student –Regular attendance –Studies approximately two hours for each one hour of class –Takes notes on lecture and on textbook readings –Asks questions when he/she does not understand a concept Profile of a successful student –Regular attendance –Studies approximately two hours for each one hour of class –Takes notes on lecture and on textbook readings –Asks questions when he/she does not understand a concept

18 Realistic Course Preview Division of labor –Instructor Provides the instruction Prepares for classes Fairly assesses knowledge retention. –Student Learns the material Prepares for classes Does not violate the SOBA Academic Integrity Standards Division of labor –Instructor Provides the instruction Prepares for classes Fairly assesses knowledge retention. –Student Learns the material Prepares for classes Does not violate the SOBA Academic Integrity Standards

19 Punctuality Students are absolutely responsible for your attendance and being to class on time-- especially on dates when examinations or other course requirements are scheduled. Students arriving late for class after roll is taken will be counted as absent. No student arriving after examinations have been distributed will be permitted to take the examination. Students are absolutely responsible for your attendance and being to class on time-- especially on dates when examinations or other course requirements are scheduled. Students arriving late for class after roll is taken will be counted as absent. No student arriving after examinations have been distributed will be permitted to take the examination.

20 Examinations On essay questions, please write legibly and coherently. I cannot give you credit for responses that I do not understand. Bring two blue books on exam days. On essay questions, please write legibly and coherently. I cannot give you credit for responses that I do not understand. Bring two blue books on exam days.

21 Make Ups All make up examinations (for approved excused absences) will be scheduled during the Final Examination (December 8 at 6:00 p.m.) Again, there are no make ups for unexcused absences.

22 Attendance Each unexcused absence (to include arriving late or leaving early) will result in 5 points being taken from the 20 possible points allotted for participation. Your future employers expect you to come to work each day and on time, and so does your current instructor. Each unexcused absence (to include arriving late or leaving early) will result in 5 points being taken from the 20 possible points allotted for participation. Your future employers expect you to come to work each day and on time, and so does your current instructor.

23 Punctuality Students are absolutely responsible for your attendance and being to class on time-- especially on dates when examinations or other course requirements are scheduled. Students arriving late for class after roll is taken will be counted as absent. No student arriving late for an examination will be permitted to take the examination. Students are absolutely responsible for your attendance and being to class on time-- especially on dates when examinations or other course requirements are scheduled. Students arriving late for class after roll is taken will be counted as absent. No student arriving late for an examination will be permitted to take the examination.

24 Extra and Partial Credit Extra Credit: There are no provisions for extra credit in this course. Partial Credit: In business, a wrong answer, regardless of how proper its calculation, will result in a poor/wrong decision. Therefore, no credit is given for wrong answers Extra Credit: There are no provisions for extra credit in this course. Partial Credit: In business, a wrong answer, regardless of how proper its calculation, will result in a poor/wrong decision. Therefore, no credit is given for wrong answers

25 Appeals Two criteria are used in considering appeals: (1) The explanation/argument must be logical and consistent, and (2) accurate knowledge of course material must be demonstrated. All appeals are due no later than the class period following the return of the examination in question.

26 Appeals No appeals will be accepted after the beginning of that class period. Appeals are graded individually, only those students whose appeals are accepted will receive credit for missed answers.

27 Children in the Classroom In recent years there has arisen the problem of parents bringing their children to lectures, and even to examinations. This has resulted in distractions to other students and ensuing complaints.

28 Academic Dishonesty Academic dishonesty refers to the use of unauthorized books, notes, or otherwise securing help on a test, copying tests, assignments, reports, or term papers. Any student caught engaging in any form of academic dishonesty will receive a failing grade for the semester in this course ‑‑ NO EXCEPTIONS!

29 Weather Conditions If Ole Miss classes are canceled for weather, any assignment scheduled for that date will be due at the beginning of the next class meeting thereafter. If an examination is scheduled on a date in which the University is closed, then that examination will be given on the next class meeting thereafter.

30 Students with Disabilities Any student who feels that he or she needs an accommodation due to any disability, please make an appointment to discuss this matter with me during the first week of the semester.

31 Important Dates 09/29 EXAM I. 10/06 Deadline: course withdrawal 11/03 EXAM II. 12/01 Graduate Papers Due. 12/08 FINAL EXAM 09/29 EXAM I. 10/06 Deadline: course withdrawal 11/03 EXAM II. 12/01 Graduate Papers Due. 12/08 FINAL EXAM


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