HUMAN RESOURCE ADMINISTRATION
Linda C. Orozco, Ph.D., Professor
Instructor & Dept. Information
Dr. Linda Orozco
Monday – FJUHSD [#11346]
Thursday - CSUF [#11345]
2 Units – 4:30-6:30pm
Office Hours: By appt., via Skype
OR before class
Dr. Orozco’s Websites:
This SYLLABUS is the central document for coordinating course
policies and activities. Review it carefully and discuss questions with the
instructor. Refer to the syllabus to confirm course expectations and your
Description: This course focuses on the importance and dimensions of human resource administration and the need to attract, retain, develop, and motivate school personnel in ways that enhance learning and professional development and that lead to positive and productive school settings.
Student-based Learning Outcomes. By the end of the course students will:
II. REQUIRED TEXTS, RESOURCES & TECHNOLOGY
• Text (or eText): Seyfarth, J.
(2008). Human resource leadership for
effective schools (5th edition).
• SmartBrief: a free electronic service providing updates on k-12 education by the Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development (ASCD). Website: http://www.smartbrief.com/ascd/
• Skype: Candidates will be required to use Skype webconferencing. Skype provides free audio/video/text communication via the internet to anywhere in the world. In order to use, candidates will need to download free Skype software, use a microphone on their computer (built-in or plug in) and secure internet access. http://skype.com
• Email address for class communications and activities. Cc. yourself on all emails you send, and save copies until the end of the course.
• Other print and online readings as assigned.
III. COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
30% CLASS PARTICIPATION
50% CANDIDATE HUMAN RELATIONS LEADERSHIP PORTFOLIO
30% CLASS PARTICIPATION
Each candidate enrolled in the course has the responsibility for its overall quality and enhances the breadth of perspectives developed by every other candidate. To fulfill your part, you must be present and participate fully. There will be seminar activities, online activities, in-class collaborative assignments, and discussions of the topics, readings & course responsibilities.
Assessment Labs: Candidates will complete a series of assessment activities designed to demonstrate their competence in legal leadership. Activities include web-based research, interpretation of data, assessment of legal practices, diversity and legal issues, case studies analysis, in-basket activities, role playing, team building, conflict management, problem-solving, written communication, etc.
Cellular Phones and Pagers: As a courtesy to all candidates & the instructor, and in order to eliminate interruptions and distractions during the learning process, ALL cellular telephones and pagers are to be silenced during class meetings.
Classes or Late Arrival/Early Departure: Missing class and/or arriving late
& leaving early will affect your participation grade. Excessive absences (four or more) will yield
a grade of ‘F’ for the course. In case
of prolonged illness or unforeseen obligations, candidates will be supported in
officially withdrawing from the course.
If you miss any part of a session, it is YOUR responsibility to make
arrangements with a colleague for missed instruction, assignments, handouts and
future expectations. Please note the
name, email address and telephone number of one or two colleagues for this
There will be unannounced quizzes conducted during the semester. Quizzes may be multiple choice, true/false and short answer. Quizzes will not be cumulative for the entire semester but only cover content since the last quiz.
50% LEADERSHIP IN HUMAN RELATIONS PORTFOLIO
Each credential candidate will demonstrate mastery of the learning outcomes by compiling a professional Portfolio featuring evidence and documentation. Each credential candidate will demonstrate a consistent collaborative ability to discuss their (and others) professional performance in human relations leadership. There will be a collaborative review of the candidate's Portfolio by a colleague/aspiring administrator and course instructor. A series of documents comprise the Human Relations Leadership Portfolio. The required activities and related documents are detailed below and on the "Leadership Portfolio Form". All materials must be typed. Candidates must submit a complete Portfolio, including peer signature. The Report will include:
1. Leadership in Human Relations Summary & Signature Form
2. Candidate Biography and picture on one page
3. Leadership in Human Relations Self-Assessment (pre & post)
4. Candidate Resume (2 pages)
5. Cover Letter (1 page)
6. VideoView of Authentic HR Leadership: Brief tour and summary data of school site, conduct an observation & evaluation of a teacher’s instructional lesson, and present class with an authentic personnel problem (or human relations issue) of significance at the worksite.
7. Human Resources Manuscript & Submission Verification
8. Leadership Attributes Self-Assessment
9. Analysis: Professional-Personal Life Balance
In-Class Assessment Lab activities as assigned by instructor.
11. Professional Reflection
IV. GRADING POLICY:
A = 90-100 course points
B = 80-89 course points
C = 70-79 course points
D = 60-69 course points
F = 0-59 course points
V. COURSE SCHEDULE:
Students must be officially registered in the course & meet all prerequisites by the first class in order to participate.
Linda C. Orozco, Ph.D., Professor
30% CLASS PARTICIPATION
Every candidate enrolled in the course has the responsibility for its overall quality and enhances the breadth of perspectives developed by every other candidate. To fulfill your part, you must be present and participate fully. There will be seminar activities, online activities, in-class collaborative assignments, and discussions of the topics, readings & course responsibilities.
There will be unannounced quizzes conducted during the semester. Quizzes will be multiple choice, true/false and short answer. Quizzes will not be cumulative for the entire semester but only cover content since the last quiz.
10% RESUME & COVER LETTER
Candidate’s will develop and finalize a professional resume (2 pages) and cover letter (1 page) for use in applying for their first administrative position. The resume should be developed from an “administrative” perspective. Stress leadership experience and spell out acronyms (e.g. BTSA). Make efficient use of page space. Include at least 2 references. Your resume must be attractive, balanced, free of errors, and professional. Your cover letter or ‘letter of application’ should stress how your education and/or experience meets or exceeds the key requirements and attributes for the type of leadership position you are seeking.
15% VIDEOVIEW OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Using video technology, each candidate is to develop and present a videoview of authentic HR leadership in class. The videoview is to feature a brief tour of school/district worksite and summary of worksite statistics (# students, # employees, demographics, size, description of worksite/school/district, etc.); summarize ‘leadership lessons learned’ after conducting an observation & evaluation of a teacher’s instructional lesson; and present the class with an authentic personnel problem (or human relations issue) of significance at the worksite. Maximum length - 3 minutes.
15% HUMAN RESOURCES MANUSCRIPT & SUBMISSION VERIFICATION
Candidates will write an article for publication featuring an aspect of Human Resources Leadership. Areas may include their participation in the program for local city newspaper, a comparison of schools in Brazil/Thailand and US; human interest article (it people, customs, or ?), reflections on leadership in a foreign country, insights in global education, etc. Candidates are invited to be creative in their articles, write about something that interests you, but it must be directly related to human resources. Publication should be to newspapers or journals (professional or personal) that you use/read regularly, and with which you are familiar. Candidates are to bring name of journal/newspaper and ‘publication submission guidelines’ early in the semester. During the semester, candidates will provide an outline of their article, draft version, final version, and proof of submission for publication. Use the following format for your document.
Title of Article:
Name of Journal for Publication:
Summary of Publication requirements:
Outline of Article by sub-headings:
Draft/Final of Actual Article:
Proof of submission for publication
Education Law Association (ELA) School Law Reporter http://www.educationlaw.org/links.htm
Journal of Law & Education http://www.law.sc.edu/jled/
For Proper Citing of Resources:
American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological
Association (6th ed.).
LaMorte M.W. (2005).
School law: Cases and concepts,
(2007). Human resources administration in education: A management approach,
R. (2009). Human resources administration,
Webb, L.D., & Norton, M.S. (2009). Human
I.P. (2008). The human resource function in educational