Vandra Lee Huber
Topics of current interest to faculty and students. Offered when allowed by faculty availability and sufficient student interest. Content announced in advance of scheduled offerings.
The central issues of this course deal with understanding the management of human resources in organizations with a special emphasis on service sector firms such as health care. The class approach includes the study of relevant theories and research, the analysis of case situations and experiential exercises. This approach to learning placed the responsibility on the shoulders of the student. That is, the instructor facilities learning but it's up to the student to get out of the course what he or she needs. Specifically, the course will examine: Specifically, the course will examine: 1.Scanning the Environment -- An Overview of the new work place and work environment 2.Managing Diversity -- Harnessing the uniqueness in individuals to attain corporate objectives in a nondiscriminatory manner. 3.Leading, Deciding & Negotiating -- examining leadership and decision making as they relates to individual, organizational and societal goals 4.Attracting, Motivating and Rewarding health care professional-- motivating, assessing and rewarding performance; 5.Teaming -- Working together to achieve organizational goals
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Combination of lecture, case discussions and experiential exercises.
General understanding of business principles. Interest and desire to understanding how to manage work organizations effectively.
Class assignments and grading
To successful complete this course you will be required to complete one group project, a midterm, a final or individual project, homework/reaction papers and the assigned readings and exercises. In addition, attendance and participation will be considered.
Participation/Attendance 10% Organizational Analysis 25% Leadership Brand Project 25% Homework assignments 40%