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Training and Development GBU 345.

001 Course Syllabus, Spring 2011
Instructor: Ms. Judith Biss
Department: General Business Office: 229 T, McGee Business Building Office hours: M 8:55-9:55; 12-1 T 8:50-9:20; 11-1:30 W 8:55-9:55 TH 8:50-9:20; 11-1:30 F 8:55-9:55 Phone: 468-1648 E-mail: jbiss@sfasu.edu (use this address only if having problems with Blackboard email)

Class time and place: 9:30-10:45, Rusche College of Business, #167

Required Text/Materials: th Noe, R. (2010). Employee Training and Development, 5 Edition, Boston: McGraw-Hill/Irwin. Prerequisite: Junior standing (66 hours) or permission of the instructor. Course Description: The application of theories of learning and instructional development to the education and training of employees in the organizational environment. Course Objectives: The major course objective is to understand and apply interactive training methods. Students will learn the importance of developing a needs assessment, creating a program design, and implementing evaluation techniques. The course examines various learning theories, transfer of training strategies, and training methods. Student Learning Outcomes: Objective 1: Describe the strategic training and development process Objective 2: Identify different methods used in needs assessment Objective 3: Discuss steps involved in conducting a task analysis Objective 4: Explain the implications of learning theory for instructional design Objective 5: Incorporate adult learning theory into the design of a training program Objective 6: Identify elements that impact the transfer of training Objective 7: Choose an appropriate evaluation design for a training program Objective 8: Explain the appropriate use of various training methods Course Methodologies: This course is taught in a highly interactive and participatory style. Everyone is expected to participate. Students will learn to identify presentation style strengths and weaknesses with critiques from peers and the instructor. The following methods may be used in the course: lecture, discussion, oral presentations, small group activities, role-playing, games, and simulations. Final Exam: Thursday, May 12, 8-10 a.m.

Students with documented disabilities who need course adaptations or accommodations should make an appointment with the instructor as soon as possible.

You must contact the instructor within one class day of the absence in order to make up the assignment. The exam may not leave the examination site in any form. Perfect attendance for all course days will result in 10 bonus points at the end of the course. arrangements should be made before the missed class.  Personal or family emergency. Specific instructions will be given for oral presentation assignments.) without citing the source of the information. Each team member will receive the same credit for the final presentation. documented appropriately. etc. except in the following situations:  Serious illness verified by a doctor’s note with a statement of inability to attend class. If you are on school business. All incidents will be reported to the Dean of the College of Business. all written work is to be keyboarded.  Official school business. See the SFA website for the university policy on cheating and plagiarism.Course Policies and Procedures Attendance: The instructor will give points for participation and in-class activities during the course. Plagiarism is copying information from another source (fellow student. Class Assignments: Unless specified. an article. the Internet. Attendance will be taken regularly. Grades: Estimated Distribution of Points Tests Exam 1 Exam 2 Exam 3 Individual Training Assignments Team Training Module Participation/Homework 150 150 150 175 200 175 Grading Scale A B C D F 90-100% of total points 80-89% of total points 70-79% of total points 60-69% of total points 59% or below Total points possible 1000 . A training module will be prepared and presented by teams of students. Cheating on an exam will also result in a zero. If you are absent from a class. This includes access to test answers in any form during the exam. with documentation from the appropriate campus representative. published text. Make-up Policy: No assignment will be accepted after the assigned deadline for completion. Cheating & Plagiarism: An assignment where plagiarism exists will receive a zero. A grade of “0” will be assigned for missed work. Tests and in-class writings MAY NOT BE COMPLETED at times other than the scheduled times. There is no makeup of participation points. Regular homework assignments/exercises are given for textbook chapters. A student present on the day of the activity may earn points. it is your responsibility to check with the instructor for the assignment prior to the next class so that you may complete the homework on time and receive full credit.

edu/disabilityservices/. Please read the complete policy at http://www. alternate formats and/or auxiliary aids. go to http://www. policy D 34. Students with Disabilities To obtain disability related accommodations.sfasu. skills. or the grade automatically becomes an F. Students who do not attend class regularly or who perform poorly on class projects/exams may be referred to the Early Alert Program. You may access the program learning outcomes for your major and particular courses at http://cobweb. students with disabilities must contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS). field trips. Examples of plagiarism are (1) submitting an assignment as if it were one's own work when. Human Services Building. in fact. Once verified. Students must complete the work within one calendar year from the end of the semester in which they receive a WH. Failure to request services in a timely manner may delay your accommodations. at the discretion of the instructor of record and with the approval of the academic chair/director. (2) submitting a work that has been purchased or otherwise obtained from an Internet source or another source.asp.Rusche College of Business Syllabus Addendum Program Learning Outcomes: Program learning outcomes define the knowledge. Cheating includes but is not limited to (1) using or attempting to use unauthorized materials to aid in achieving a better grade on a component of a class. Plagiarism is presenting the words or ideas of another person as if they were your own. academic. etc. Unacceptable or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. or other penalties. and (3) incorporating the words or ideas of an author into one's paper without giving the author due credit. a grade of WH will be assigned only if the student cannot complete the course work because of unavoidable circumstances. This program provides students with recommendations for resources or other assistance that is available to help SFA students succeed.sfasu. Definition of Academic Dishonesty Academic dishonesty includes both cheating and plagiarism. 2010 .sfasu. These learning outcomes are regularly assessed to determine student learning and to evaluate overall program effectiveness. (2) the falsification or invention of any information. 468-3004 / 468-1004 (TDD) as early as possible in the semester. labs. including citations. discussion groups. For additional information. it is at least partly the work of another.edu/policies/academic_integrity. Faculty members promote academic integrity in multiple ways including instruction on the components of academic honesty.html. as well as abiding by university policy on penalties for cheating and plagiarism. including electronic. on an assigned exercise.edu/plo. General Student Policies: Academic Integrity (A-9. December 20. Students who disrupt the learning environment may be asked to leave class and may be subject to judicial. Withheld Grades Semester Grades Policy (A-54) Ordinarily. and abilities students are expected to demonstrate upon completion of an academic program. and Room 325. This prohibition applies to all instructional forums. The instructor shall have full discretion over what behavior is appropriate/inappropriate in the classroom. and/or (3) helping or attempting to help another in an act of cheating or plagiarism.1).1) Academic integrity is a responsibility of all university faculty and students. classroom. Acceptable Student Behavior Classroom behavior should not interfere with the instructor’s ability to conduct the class or the ability of other students to learn from the instructional program (see the Student Conduct Code. ODS will notify the course instructor and outline the accommodation and/or auxiliary aids to be provided. If students register for the same course in future terms the WH will automatically become an F and will be counted as a repeated course for the purpose of computing the grade point average.

Strategic Training Training I assigned Chapter 3.) Chapter 2. Career Mgmt Training I topic due 2/17 Thu 2/22 Tue 2/24 Thu 3/1 Tue 3/3 Thu 3/8 Tue 3/10 Thu 3/14-18 3/22 Tue 3/24 Thu 3/29 Tue 4/5 Tue 4/7 Thu 4/12 Tue 4/14 Thu Training I eval due Training II assigned Training II topic due Assign teams Team topic due Train II evaluation due .) Exam I (chapters 1-4) Train I (individual presentation) Chapter 5.001 Training & Development Spring 2011 Date 1/20 Thu 1/25 Tue 1/27 Thu 2/1 Tue 2/3 Thu 2/8 Tue 2/10 Thu 2/15 Tue Assignment Work Due Course introduction Chapter 1 Chapter 1. Training Methods Chapter 7.) Chapter 7.) Chapter 4. Strategic Training Chapter 2. Employee Development Chapter 10. Program Design Chapter 4.) Chapter 8. (cont.) Train I (individual presentation) Chapter 6. (cont. (cont. Transfer of Learning Train I (individual presentation) Chapter 5. (cont. Needs Assessment Restaurant eval due Chapter 3. Special Issues Training II (individual presentation) Training II (individual presentation) Training II (individual presentation) Team work day Chapter 11. (cont. (cont. New Technologies Exam II (chapters 5-8) Spring Break Chapter 9. Training Evaluation Train I (individual presentation) Chapter 6.Tentative Schedule GBU 345.

. a homework assignment/exercise is given for a chapter and is due the following class period. Challenges Team presentation Team presentation Team presentation Final Exam Team evaluation due by 5/10.4/19 Tue 4/21 Thu 4/26 Tue 4/28 Thu 5/3 Tue 5/5 Thu 5/12 Thu Chapter 11. Tuesday Note: Regular homework assignments are not noted on this schedule. Career Mgmt. it is your responsibility to check the calendar on Blackboard or with the instructor for the assignment prior to the next class period. Career Mgmt. Easter Break Chapter 12. No late work. Generally. If you are absent from class.