Agenda Item FA 17-20

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

Coggin College of Business (Undergraduate) – (Management)

New Courses & New Minor Program of Study (1 package)

04/06/17: Passed

04/11/17: Approved

Log Number: 201608-42

Management – Undergraduate

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Minor in Human Resource Management


Summary of the Changes:
Based upon requests from industry leaders in the community and a review of program offerings of other Management Departments in the State University System, we are creating a minor in Human Resource Management in order to make our students more marketable with greater depth and specialization.
This new minor in Human Resource Management (HRM) is comprised of four courses (a total of 12 credit hours) plus required pre-requisites. MAN 4301 (Human Resource Management) is currently required for all Management majors. MAN 4301 has a pre-requisite MAN 3025 (Administrative Management). Non-management business majors must take MAN 4301 in addition to the four required courses. Non-business majors must take MAN 3025, MAN 4301 and the four required courses.
The minors involve creating four new courses within the Management curriculum. Three of these courses match existing courses in the statewide course management numbering system that are used at other state universities although not currently in use at UNF. The other, MAN 4xxx Employee Relations does not have a statewide equivalent. These courses are:
MAN 4361 Organizational Staffing (3 credit hours)
MAN 4336 Rewards Systems Management (3 credit hours)
MAN 4xxx Employee Relations (3 credit hours; no statewide equivalent)
MAN 4390 Current Issues in HRM or MAN 4940 Internship in Human Resource Management or
MAN 4956 Study Abroad in Management (3 credit hours)
The courses would be offered once every year, two in the Fall semester and the other two in the Spring semester. Thus, a student should be able to complete the minor in one year. Students that are working fulltime and have challenges completing the Internship in HRM could take MAN 4390 or MAN 4956 instead.
Resources for the new courses:
The courses in the HR minor will be offered across two semesters - two classes in the Fall and two in the Spring, so resources in any one semester will be available within existing faculty loads or through course overloads as necessary. Current faculty resources will be reinforced through the addition of at least one new faculty by
Fall 2019.
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Reward Systems Management
(3 crs)

MAN

Senior (4xxx)

336

Prerequisites:   
“MAN3025: Administrative Management”
Co-requisites:   
"MAN4301:”

Course Description:

This course provides an overview of the rewards and recognition systems in organizations, both domestic and international, including topics such as compensation and benefits management, performance management, and formal and informal rewards and recognition programs. This course serves as an introductory course for the prospective Human Resource staff member or any manager with supervisory responsibilities. MAN 4301 Human Resource Management is a pre-requisite (or co-requisite) for this course. 3 Credit Hours.

 

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Employee Relations Management (3 crs)

MAN

Senior (4xxx)

420

Prerequisites:   
"MAN3025: Administrative Management"
Co-requisites:   
"MAN4301: Human Resource Management"

Course Description:

Effective Employee Relations incorporates human relations issues and practices in successful companies. The latest in workforce development, global trends, unionization, and communication technologies that influence human relations are discussed. Topics of emerging importance such as coverage of generational differences and changing issues women and men face in the workplace, and diversity are analyzed in that these are the most vital elements organizations need today to create a dynamic organizational culture. Labor agreements, collective bargaining, contract administration, arbitration, mediation, progressive discipline and grievance procedures and processes highlight the complex, exciting nature of organized labor from a historical to current perspective. 

 

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Organizational Staffing (3 crs)

MAN

Senior (4xxx)

361

Prerequisites:   
"MAN3025: Administrative Management"
Co-requisites:   
"MAN4301: Human Resource Management"

Course Description:

Organizations of all sizes can use effective staffing procedures as a source of sustained competitive advantage. How to choose, develop, and administer effective staffing procedures, including conducting job analyses, defining and measuring job performance, identifying predictors of performance that are both valid and legally defensible, and using this information to make sound hiring decisions are all covered in addition to recruitment, selection, retention, and turnover. It serves as an introductory course for the prospective Human Resource staff member and as a survey of responsibilities and activities for any manager with supervisory responsibilities. MAN 4301 Human Resource Management is a pre-requisite (or co-requisite) with this course. 

 

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Current Issues in Human Resource Management (3 crs)

MAN

Senior (4xxx)

390

Prerequisites:   
"MAN4301: Human Resource Management"
Co-requisites:   
"MAN4301: Human Resource Management"

Course Description:

This course is a seminar that probes current topics in human resource management in depth. Emphasis is on the impact of recent legal and societal developments on human resource management practices to include diversity in the workplace, sexual harassment, gender issues, and discrimination. The importance of work life balance, outsourcing, contract and part time staff are all included in this seminar. Pending increases in minimum wage, changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act, and Paid Sick Leave Trends are also evaluated along with the increasing legalization of marijuana for medicinal and recreational use that affect drug testing in the workplace.