Course Description

This course focuses on the responsibilities of educational administrators related to human resources. Participants examine three main components in human resources administration: utilization, development, and environment. Topics covered include selection, placement, induction, compensation, motivation, staff development, unionism, collective bargaining, and the legal aspects of personnel administration.

This graduate course is 4 weeks.

Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.

Topics and Objectives

Overview of the Human Resources Function

  • Identify the essential elements of human resources administration.
  • Compare the processes of the three main components of human resources.
  • Illustrate the relationship between strategic planning and human resources.
  • Describe how legal principles and ethics are embedded in human resources strategic planning.

Recruitment, Selection, Placement and Induction, and Motivation and Development

  • Differentiate between the main internal and external recruitment methods used by school districts.
  • Explain how fiscal and legal constraints affect a school district’s recruitment process.
  • Illustrate the process of recruiting, screening, and interviewing job applicants.
  • Rate the criteria for selecting a teacher.
  • Apply the considerations in placement of personnel.
  • Explain the purpose of each step in an induction program.
  • Interpret the equation Performance = Motivation x Ability.
  • Evaluate the staff development process.

Performance Evaluation and Compensation

  • Describe the key elements of a comprehensive and effective teacher performance evaluation system.
  • Describe the current standards used for teacher evaluation.
  • Analyze the effects of compensation on a school district’s ability to attract, motivate, and retain highly qualified employees.
  • Assess the issues regarding performance-based pay for educators.

Collective Bargaining and Legal Aspects

  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of human resources and teacher unions regarding collective bargaining.
  • Explain the legal framework within which public schools operate.
  • Analyze the legal protections related to terms and conditions of employment.




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Instructor Led
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12:00AM to 11:59AM
Jan 28, 2020 to Feb 24, 2020
Online Campus
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Section Fees
Resource Fee $75.00 Mandatory
3 Credit Hours
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