|HUMA 2319 Mid-Term Exam|
Due Week 10 and worth 100 points
As a way of experiencing the Humanities beyond your classroom, computer, and textbook, you are asked to do a certain type of “cultural activity” that fits well with our course and then report on your experience. Your instructor will require you to propose an activity and get instructor approval before you do it and report on it (students should look for any instructions in that respect). Every effort should be made to ensure that this is a hands-on experience (not a virtual one), that this activity fits the HUM 111 class well, and that the activity is of sufficient quality for this university course. The two (2) key types of activities are a museum visit or a performance. Note: This must not be a report on the same activity (and certainly not the same report) as done for another class, like HUM 112. For instance, one might go to the same museum as done for HUM 112, but this HUM 111 report will focus on entirely different works and displays.
Note: Submit your cultural activity choice to the instructor for approval before the end of Week 5 (earlier is even better). Look for guidance from the instructor for how or where to make your proposal. You may also seek advice from your instructor (provide your town/state or zip code) for a good activity in your general area.
Visiting a Museum
Attending a Performance
If a student is unable to attend a cultural event in person due to circumstances beyond the student’s control, then the instructor will recommend an alternate event / activity for the student to “attend” online. The “virtual” event / activity is usually only for students who, due to their physical location, cannot possibly attend an event / activity in person; typically, these students are stationed overseas or have no means of transportation. Experience shows most museums and activities are modest in cost and manageable for students, and you will often see students from other universities there on similar course projects. If you are facing financial hardship, keep in mind that many museums have a free day each week and performance discounts are often available for students and veterans, among others. Feel free to ask your instructor to help with finding low-cost options. If you believe that you have a legitimate reason for attending a “virtual” activity, you must contact the instructor no later than Week 5 for your request to be considered.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
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|Due Week 10 and worth 100 points|
3 to 5 paragraph
You have just been hired by Greg’s Goofy Gadgets. You are an IT professional, and you are tasked solely with fixing computers for the company. The position is temporary—it is a 6-month contract. You will be paid $14.00 per hour, and taxes will not be withheld; you will be responsible for paying them on your own. The company has provided you with a computer to use while you are on the job, and it also hired 2 students on college break to work under you for the duration of the project; you will be considered their manager. Discuss whether you will be considered an independent contractor.
Be sure to answer the following questions to defend your position:
|Employment and Labor Law DB 1|
The company you work for is considering changing its applicant testing process. Your supervisor has asked you to research testing methods and make your recommendation. This proposal will be submitted to the vice president for review and consideration.
For the purpose of this assignment, it helps to have a specific type of organization in mind. Provide an opening paragraph stating the nature of the company you are choosing for this assignment (e.g., retail organization, factory, school, police department, etc). You may be creative in what type of organization you choose.
Select (at minimum) 3 major types of tests (examples include cognitive abilities, motor and physical abilities, personality and interests, achievement tests, work sampling, etc.).
Based on the results of that compare/contrast, which testing method do you believe may be the most appropriate for your organization and why?
Within the proposal, you should also discuss ways in which advancements in technology have helped to make the applicant testing and selection process more efficient and effective.
|Testing Process Employment IP 1|
Use the library and other Web resources to complete the following:
|Library Research Assignment|
Predict three (3) human resource functions that are likely to be affected by the implementation of an MRP (materials resource planning) system. Propose two (2) ways in which you as a human resource manager can help the organization carry out this change.
Determine three (3) human resource skills that would be important for success in leveraging the new MRP system.
Based on the planned growth of the organization, predict three factors that might impact the organizations ability to hire new employees that possess the technical skills needed to perform a job.
Analyze three (3) elements of a job analysis, and discuss its significance to the hiring and employee development aspects of human resource management.
Describe the importance of the position analysis and questionnaire (PAQ). Propose two (2) ways that the results of a PAQ can be used by human resource managers for work redesign of a customer service job to make it more efficient and to improve quality.
Develop two (2) strategies that a human resource professional can use in the selection of qualified applicants for a customer service position based on the Fleishman Job Analysis System.
Consider the job of a customer service representative who handles consumer inquiries for a company that sells items online and by catalog. Examine two (2) challenges of designing this job for efficiency. Propose two (2) suggestions for how the job can be redesigned to make it more efficient.
Propose three (3) ways the human resource manager can use the information obtained from a job analysis to measure the performance of the customer service representatives.
Explain how the management practices of planning, leading, organizing, staffing, and controlling are implemented in your workplace. If you are not currently working, you may use a previous employer. You will analyze the application of these management concepts to your place of work; the paper will not be simply a report on the five functions in general. Include specific examples of how each of the functions is practiced in your place of work. Be sure to integrate vocabulary learned throughout this course and citations from the text to support your analysis. The paper should be five to eight pages long and formatted using APA style guidelines.
o Title of paper
o Student’s name
o Course name and number
o Instructor’s name
o Date submitted