Sue Jones ]

Fall 2014

HRPO 1311.F50CH
Human Relations

Instructor: Sue Jones
Office: 
SH 209
Phone:
  432-335-6454
E-mail: sjones@odessa.edu
Office Hours

Course Description
Online Syllabus
It is the student's responsibility to check the online syllabus for updates.

Class Time: M 4:00 - 6:50 pm
Class Room: SH - 210-2

Required Text

Title: EFFECTIVE HUMAN RELATIONS 11 TH
Author:
REECE
Publisher:
South-Western CENGAGE Learning


Semester Schedule - Tentative

 

 

WEEK

 

 

TOPIC

 

 

ASSIGNMENT

 

Week 1

8-25

Introductions and Course Overview
Part 1:  Human Relations: The Key to Personal Growth and Career Success
Chapter 1 - Introduction to Human Relations

Reading

Learning Styles

Week 2

9-1

Holiday - Labor Day - College Closed

 

Week 3

9-8


Chapter 2 -Improving Personal and Organizational Communications
Learning Styles Discussion
 

Personality Assessments

Week 4

9-15

Part II: Career Success Begins With Knowing Yourself
Chapter 3 - Understanding Your Communication Style
Communication Style Discussion

Reading

Week 5

9-22

Chapter 4 - Building High Self Esteem

Reading

Activity

Week 6

9-29

Chapter 5 - Personal Values Influence Ethical Choices
Chapter 6 - Attitudes Can Shape Your Life

Reading

Celebrate What's Right with the World

Week 7

10-6

Chapter 7 - Motivating Yourself and Others

 

Seeing Red Cars

Week 8

10-13

Part III: Personal Strategies for Improving Human Relations
Chapter 8 - Improving Interpersonal Relations with constructive Self-Disclosure

Reading

Week 9

10-20



The Bucket List Video Case

Mid-term

Questions

Week 10

10-27

 

The Bucket List Discussion

Chapter 9 - Achieving Emotional Balance in a Chaotic World


Reading

Week 11

11-3

Part IV: If We All Work Together
Chapter 12 - Team Building: A Leadership Strategy
   Chapter 13 - Resolving Conflict and Dealing With Difficult People

What to do When Conflict Happens

Week 12

11-10


Part V: Special Challenges in Human Relations
Chapter 14 - Responding to Personal and Work-Related Stress

Calm Effectiveness

Week 13

11-17


Chapter 15 - Valuing Work Force Diversity


Reading

Week 14

11-24


Chapter 16 - The Changing Roles of Men and Women

Semester Review
Power Point
PDF

Week 15

12-1

Final Exam

 

Week 16

12-8

Final Exam Due

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Syllabus

 

https://blackboard.odessa.edu/bbcswebdav/pid-1154911-dt-content-rid-5892739_1/xid-5892739_1

Name: Sue Jones
E-Mail: sjones@odessa.edu
Phone: 432-335-6454
Office: Sedate Hall Room 209

Office Hours

Campus Office Hours:

As Posted

Online Office Hours:

 

Preferred Method of Communication:

You can contact me by email or phone.  I will contact you using your OC email address or City of Odessa email address, whichever is your preference.

Expectations for Engagement for Instructor:

As an instructor, I understand the importance of clear, timely communication with my students. In order to maintain sufficient communication, I will

  • provide my contact information at the beginning of the syllabus;
  • respond to all messages within 24 hours if received Monday through Thursday, and within 48 hours if received Friday through Sunday; and,
  • notify students of any extended times that I will be unavailable and provide them with alternative contact information (for me or for my supervisor) in case of during the time I am unavailable.

As an instructor, I understand that my students will work to the best of their abilities to fulfill the course requirements. In order to help them in this area, I will

  • provide clear information about grading policies and assignment requirements in the course syllabus, and
  • communicate any changes to assignments and/or to the course calendar to students as quickly as possible.

As an instructor, I understand that I need to provide regular, timely feedback to students about their performance in the course. To keep students informed about their progress, I will provide grades for major assignments within 2 weeks of the due date.

Information About the Course

 

Required Textbook

Effective Human Relations Interpersonal and Organizational Applications 11th Edition, Reece, Brandt, Howie, South-Western Cengage Learning.

Course Description

Practical application of the principles and concepts of the behavioral

Information About the Course

 

Required Textbook

Effective Human Relations Interpersonal and Organizational Applications 11th Edition, Reece, Brandt, Howie, South-Western Cengage Learning.

Course Description

Practical application of the principles and concepts of the behavioral sciences to interpersonal relationships in the business and industrial environment. (CO's 1, 2, 4, 5, 6)

Course Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, student will be prepared to

  • evaluate human relations including diversity, attitudes, self-esteem and interpersonal skills
  • identify the causes and effects of stress in the workplace
  • identify communication skills
  • identify decision making skills
  • describe how theories of motivation and human behavior impact strategies of change management

Course Prerequisites:

None

Grading

Category

Percentage

Class Participation

30%

Class/Group Work

30%

Homework/Quizzes

25%

Final Exam

15%

Total

100%

 

Grading Scale:

“A” = 89.5-100
“B” = 79.5-89
“C” = 60.5-79
“D” = 59.5-69
“F” = 0-59

The projected cutoff point for A's, B's, C's and D's are based on 90%, 80%, 70%, and 60%, respectively.  At the end of the semester these projected cutoff points will be adjusted (i.e. raised or lowered) in order to reflect the overall performance of the class. Thus the actual grade will not be known with certainty until after the semester is over.

Student Course Participation

As a student, I understand that I am responsible for keeping up with the course. To help with this, I will

  • identify alternative computer and internet access in case my primary computer crashes or my internet service is unavailable;
  • recognize that the college provides free wi-fi and computer labs during regular campus hours to help me with accessing my course; and,
  • understand that my instructor does not have to accept my technical issues as a legitimate reason for late or missing work if my equipment or service is unreliable.

As a student, I understand that it is my responsibility to communicate quickly with the instructor any issue or emergency that will impact my involvement with or performance in the class. This includes, but is not limited to

  • getting “kicked off” of the system during tests or quizzes;
  • having trouble submitting assignments; and
  • dealing with a traumatic personal event.

As a student, I understand that it is my responsibility to understand course material and requirements and to keep up with the course calendar. While my instructor is available for help and clarification, I will

  • seek out help from my instructor and/or from tutors;
  • ask questions if I don’t understand; and
  • access my course several times during the week to keep up with assignments and announcements.

As a student, I understand that I will have the opportunity to provide feedback on my experience in this course through an end-of-course Student Evaluation of Instruction (SEI).

Course Policies

Disclaimer

This syllabus is tentative and subject to change in any part at the discretion of the instructor. Any changes will be in accordance with Odessa College policies. Students will be notified of changes, if any, in a timely manner.

Original Effort

The work submitted for this course must be original work prepared by the student enrolled in this course.

Digital Protocol

Cell phones must be placed on either vibrate or silent mode and are to be accessed in emergency cases only. The use of laptops or any other digital device is permitted in order to facilitate learning.

Back-up and/or additional copies of all assignments submitted is encouraged. Computers/printers are available to OC students in the LRC (301-303); therefore, not having access to a computer due to technical issues (crash; corrupted files) will not be considered as an acceptable reason for not completing assignments. If there is a loss of server connection with Odessa College due to maintenance, then an email will be sent to students with pertinent information and status reports. Assignments submitted electronically need to follow the file-type requirements provided by the instructor.

Attendance Policy

Students are expected to attend class regularly. Preparedness and purposeful participation are the first two elements of the grading criteria. Being prepared means having the tools you need to take notes or to complete a writing assignment (book, pen, pencil, paper, etc.) This is not strictly a lecture course. Students will be required to actively participate in the discussions, both individually and in assigned groups. You cannot participate if you are not present in class, and purposeful participation is difficult to achieve if you are not prepared. If you must be absent, please contact your instructor before the absence if possible or as soon after the missed class as possible to make arrangements for the make-up work or missed assignments. This is your responsibility. Show respect to everyone in the class by communicating appropriately - do not sleep or put your head or feet on the tables or chairs. Taking phone calls during the class is disruptive as well.

The instructor's office hours and phone number are listed above and posted near the classroom.  Please do not hesitate to utilize this time to discuss any course-related topic.

Business Leadership students are encouraged to make an appointment with Sue Jones to discuss both academic and career goals toward the end of each long semester.

Grade Inquiry

It is the responsibility of the student to keep track of assignment submissions and grades. At any point, you are welcome to meet with the instructor to discuss your academic progress. Contact the instructor to schedule an appointment.

General Course Requirements

  1. Attend class and participate.
  2. Contribute and cooperate with civility.
  3. Submit assignments on time. Points will be deducted for each day the assignment is late.

Incomplete Policy

An ‘Incomplete’ grade may be given only if:

  1. The student has passed all completed work
  2. If he/she has completed a minimum of 75% of the required coursework. A grade of an “I” will only be assigned when the conditions for completions have been discussed and agreed upon by the instructor and the student.
  3. An Incomplete form is submitted

Course Schedule

(Tentative and Subject to Change)

Semester Schedule

WEEK OF

TOPIC

ASSIGNMENT

Week 1

8-25

Introductions and Course Overview
Part 1:  Human Relations: The Key to Personal Growth and Career Success
Chapter 1 - Introduction to Human Relations

Reading

Learning Styles

Week 2

9-1

Holiday - Labor Day - College Closed

 

Week 3

9-8

Chapter 2 -Improving Personal and Organizational Communications
Learning Styles Discussion

 

Personality Assessments

Week 4

9-15

Part II: Career Success Begins With Knowing Yourself
Chapter 3 - Understanding Your Communication Style
Communication Style Discussion

Reading

Week 5

9-22

Chapter 4 - Building High Self Esteem

Reading

Activity

Week 6

9-29

Chapter 5 - Personal Values Influence Ethical Choices
Chapter 6 - Attitudes Can Shape Your Life

Reading

Celebrate What's Right with the World

Week 7

10-6

Chapter 7 - Motivating Yourself and Others

 

Seeing Red Cars

Week 8

10-13

Part III: Personal Strategies for Improving Human Relations
Chapter 8 - Improving Interpersonal Relations with constructive Self-Disclosure

Reading

Week 9

10-20



The Bucket List Video Case

Mid-term

Questions

Week 10

10-27

 

The Bucket List Discussion

Chapter 9 - Achieving Emotional Balance in a Chaotic World


Reading

Week 11

11-3

Part IV: If We All Work Together
Chapter 12 - Team Building: A Leadership Strategy
   Chapter 13 - Resolving Conflict and Dealing With Difficult People

What to do When Conflict Happens

Week 12

11-10


Part V: Special Challenges in Human Relations
Chapter 14 - Responding to Personal and Work-Related Stress

Calm Effectiveness

Week 13

11-17


Chapter 15 - Valuing Work Force Diversity


Reading

Week 14

11-24


Chapter 16 - The Changing Roles of Men and Women

Semester Review
Power Point
PDF

Week 15

12-1

Final Exam

 

Week 16

12-8

Final Exam Due

 

 

Holidays: September 1, 2014 - Labor Day (College Closed)
November 25 (9:00 pm) - 30, 2014 - Thanksgiving Holidays (College Closed)
December 1, 2014 - Last Class Day
December 13, 2014 - Graduation

 

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Student Learning Outcome(s)

Core Objectives (CO's)

Describe how theories of motivation and human behavior impact change management

1. Critical Thinking Skills - to include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information

Identify communication skills

2. Communication Skills - to include effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication

 

3. Empirical and Quantitative Skills - to include the manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions

Identify the cause and effect of stress in the workplace

4. Teamwork - to include the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal

Identify decision-making skills

5. Personal Responsibility - to include the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making

Evaluate human relations including diversity, attitudes, self-esteem, and interpersonal skills

6. Social Responsibility - to include intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities

 

Odessa College Policies

 Tuition Discounts

The “First Course is Free” discount waives standard tuition and fees for the first 3 credit hours taken at Odessa College. The discount applies to high school graduates taking their first class at Odessa College as well as transfer students taking their first class at Odessa College.

The “Academic Progress Discount” provides a 10% tuition discount upon completion of 30 credit hours until reaching 45 credit hours. It provides a 20% discount upon completion of 45 credit hours until reaching 60 credit hours. Student must maintain a 2.0 GPA to remain eligible for the discount.

Academic Policies

Note that the OC Student Handbook states (page 32) that “[i]n cases of academic dishonesty, the instructor has the authority to impose appropriate scholastic penalties. Complaints or appeals of disciplinary sanctions may be filed in accordance with the college due process procedure. Copies of the college due process procedure are available in the office of The Director of Student Life (CC104).”

For more information on your rights and responsibilities as a student at Odessa College, please refer to the following: The 411 of OC: Student Handbook 2012-2013; Student Rights & Responsibilities http://www.odessa.edu/dept/studenthandbook/handbook.pdf 

Scholastic Dishonesty

Scholastic dishonesty shall constitute a violation of these rules and regulations and is punishable as prescribed by board policies. Scholastic dishonesty shall include, but not be limited to, cheating on a test, plagiarism and collusion.

"Cheating on a test" shall include:

  • Copying from another student's test paper
  • Using test materials not authorized by the person administering the test.
  • Collaborating with or seeking aid from another student during a test without permission from the test administrator.
  • Knowingly using, buying, selling, stealing or soliciting, in whole or in part, the contents of an unadministered test.
  • The unauthorized transporting or removal, in whole or in part, of the contents of the unadministered test.
  • Substituting for another student, or permitting another student to substitute for one's self, to take a test.
  • Bribing another person to obtain an unadministered test or information about an unadministered test.
  • "Plagiarism" shall be defined as the appropriating, buying, receiving as a gift, or obtaining by any means another's work and the unacknowledged submission or incorporation of it in one's own written work.
  • "Collusion" shall be defined as the unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing written work for fulfillment of course requirements. (Source: Odessa College Student Handbook 2012-2013, page 29-30)

Special Populations/Disability Services/Learning Assistance

Odessa College complies with Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you have any special needs or issues pertaining to your access to and participation in this or any other class at Odessa College, please feel free to contact me to discuss your concerns. You may also call the Office of Disability services at 432-335-6861 to request assistance and accommodations.

Odessa College affirms that it will provide access to  programs, services and activities to qualified individuals with known disabilities as required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), unless doing so poses an undue hardship or fundamentally alters the nature of the program or activity Disabilities may include hearing, mobility or visual impairments as well as hidden disabilities such as chronic medical conditions  (arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disorders, lupus, seizure disorders, etc.), learning disabilities or psychiatric or emotional disabilities. A student who comes to Odessa College with diagnosed disabilities which may interfere with learning may receive accommodations when the student requests them and submits proper documentation of the diagnosis. A Request for Accommodations form and guidelines for beginning the request process are available in the OC Help Center or on the Odessa College web site at  http://www.odessa.edu/dept/counseling/disabilities/index.htm. The college strives to provide a complete and appropriate range of services for students with disabilities such as assistance with testing, registration, information on adaptive and assistive equipment, tutoring, assistance with access and accommodations for the classroom where appropriate. For information regarding services, students with disabilities should contact the Office of Disability Services in the OC Help Center located in Room 204 of the Student Union Building or call 432-335-6433. (Source: Odessa College Catalog of Courses 2012-2013, page 52)

Dropping a Course or Withdrawing from College

Students wishing to drop a non-developmental course may do so online using WebAdvisor, at the Wrangler Express, or Registrar’s Office. A student wishing to drop a developmental course or withdraw from college should obtain a drop or withdrawal form from the Wrangler Express or the Registrar’s Office. Students are encouraged to consult with instructors prior to dropping a class. Students may not completely withdraw from the college by use of the Web. Students must drop a class or withdraw from college before the official withdrawal date stated in the class schedule. Students who are part of the Armed Forces Reserves may withdraw with a full refund if the withdrawal is due to their being ordered into active duty. A copy of the student’s orders must be presented to the Registrar’s Office at the time of the withdrawal. For details, please contact the Office of the Registrar. No longer attending class does not automatically constitute withdrawal from that class, nor does a student’s notification to an instructor that the student wishes to be dropped. Failure of a student to complete the drop/withdrawal process will result in a grade of “F.” (Source: Odessa College Catalog of Courses 2012-2013, page 36)

Student Support Services and Technical Support

 Blackboard Support

I can’t log into my Blackboard Course, who do I contact?

Contact the Student Success Center: 432-335-6673 or online at https://www.odessa.edu/dept/ssc/helpdesk_form.htm. The SSC can provide you with your Blackboard login name. If you are not sure what your password is, they can reset your password.

 I’m having a problem in my Blackboard Course, who do I contact?

For any problem that you have in your online course, always contact your Instructor first. Refer to the Instructor’s Contact Information area of the Syllabus for their preferred method of contact and the expected response time.

Additional Blackboard Help Resources:

Service

Assistance Provided

Available

Blackboard Help for Students

Website with a searchable list of topics on how to navigate and use Blackboard for online courses.

Online
Click here.

Blackboard On Demand Learning Center for Students

This website provides an extensive list of short tutorial videos for student activities performed in Blackboard.

Online
Click here.

Blackboard Collaborate: First Time Users

If you have never used Blackboard Collaborate before, this website provides a system requirements check, configuration instructions, and training and resources area.

Online
Click here.

Blackboard Collaborate: Essentials for Participants

This website provides essential information for Participants of Collaborate sessions. Any Collaborate user, whether first-time or experienced, would benefit from reviewing the information here.

Online
Click here.

 

Student E-mail Support

 How do I set up, access, or update my Odessa College Student E-mail account?

Go to this website and follow the directions on the page: http://www.odessa.edu/gmail/.

I can't access my student email! I forgot my password!

Contact the Student Success Center: 432-335-6673 or online at https://www.odessa.edu/dept/ssc/helpdesk_form.htm. They can provide you with assistance in accessing your student email (created by OC) and can also assist with resetting your student email password. Make sure to have your student ID number available!

Your Blackboard login name is associated with your OC created student email account. All Correspondence for this course will be submitted using your Odessa College student email address.

Support for Students with Disabilities

 How do I contact the Office of Special Populations?

Main Number

432-335-6861

Campus Location

SUB 204N in the Student Union Building

Email

Becky Rivera-Weiss - brivera@odessa.edu

Website

To find out more about services provided by the Special Populations office, please visit: http://www.odessa.edu/dept/counseling/disabilities/index.htm

Learning Resources Center (LRC; Library)

 How do I contact the Learning Resource Center?

Main Number

432-335-6640

FAQ Service

LibAnswers: http://libanswers.odessa.edu

Contact a Specific OC Librarian

Pat Quintero at 432/335-6350 or pquintero@odessa.edu
Donna Clark at 432/335-6645 or dclark@odessa.edu
Carolyn Petersen at 432/335-6641 or cpetersen@odessa.edu

LRC Services and Guidelines Website

https://www.odessa.edu/dept/library/services/index.htm

 

Equipment and Services Provided:


The Murry H. Fly Learning Resources Center (LRC) supports the college's curriculum resulting in a primary emphasis on each student's individual study and research needs. The faculty and staff work with the LRC's Technical Services and Public Services Departments in choosing materials to support all college programs. More than 59,000 books, 50,000 electronic books, 350 current periodicals, 6,700 media holdings, eight newspapers, and 60 databases are available to enhance the educational process.

Equipment/Services Available

Used For

Available

Books, videos, CDs

Research

On Campus and Online

Specialized databases not available online for free

Research

On Campus and Online

Magazines, newspapers, & scholarly journals

Research

On Campus and Online

Computers

Research & word processing

On Campus

Selected textbooks for short-term use

Course work

On Campus

Trained staff

Answer "where do I find?"

On Campus and Online

Tutorials

Tips for research strategies

On Campus and Online

Photocopiers, VHS/DVD players, FAX service

For course work

On Campus

Quiet study areas

For course work

On Campus

 

Student Success Center (SSC) / AVID Center


How do I contact the Student Success Center?

Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins will be served as soon as possible.

Main Number

432-335-6673

Campus Location

1st floor of the Library

Website with Additional Help and Information

http://www.odessa.edu/dept/ssc/

Live Online Assistance / Chat

Click Here
(If no one is currently available, please put your email and question(s) in the appropriate areas of the form and hit ‘send.’ Your question(s) will be addressed as soon as an SSC staff member becomes available.)

 

Equipment and Services Provided:


The purpose of the Odessa College Student Success Center is to provide assistance to students in meeting their academic and career goals. The SSC strives to continually provide new and updated resources that will empower all Odessa College students to succeed at OC and beyond.

Equipment/Services Available

Used For

Available

Tutoring by CRLA & Avid trained tutors

Understanding course work and motivation

On Campus and Online
Click here for more information.

Student Information Seminars (SIS)

Demo email, Blackboard and SSC resources

On Campus and Online
Click here for more information.

Study Skills

Tools needed to succeed

On Campus and Online
Click here for more information.

Basic Technology

To navigate classes, email, etc.

On Campus and Online

Plato Web

Practice for TEAS test and basic math, science, etc.

On Campus and Online
Click here for more information.

Project T.I.E.

Practice for GED/COMPASS

On Campus and Online
Click here for more information.

Student Orientation/Tour

Show individual students where their classes will be. SIS presentation

On Campus

M.O.R.E. Mentoring Program

Networking, tips to navigate college life successfully

On Campus
Click here for more information.

Smart thinking

Online tutoring service. Connect with an e-structor and interact with a live tutor.

Online
Click here for more information.

 

Veterans Support

 How do I contact the office for Veteran’s Outreach?

Main Number

432-335-6833

Campus Location

204M (Help Center) in the Student Union Building

Email

Gloria Rangel - grangel@odessa.edu

Website

To find out more about services provided by the Veteran’s Outreach office, please visit: http://www.odessa.edu/dept/counseling/veterans/index.htm

 

 
Sue Jones ]

And now I will show you the excellent way. . .  1 Corinthians 12:31b

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