This book provides a non-traditional approach to teaching and learning the basics of human resource management through a series of 125 in-basket exercises and guided questions. These exercises focus on real-life problems and issues that confront school administrators on a daily basis. A brief history of assessment centers and a synopsis of recognized adult learning theories are also included. This Revised Edition offers: in-basket exercises that are linked, in varying degrees, to the ISLLC Standards; updated 'Suggested Readings'; six new in-basket exercises; and an expanded list of web sites.
Jerry R. Baker has had a career in education spanning more than four decades. He has served as a teacher, counselor, director of research and evaluaiton, and superintendent for human resources. He is a professor of educational leadership at Saginaw Valley State University in University Center, Michigan. Madeleine S. Doran has served as a teacher; systems analyst; consultant; assistant director, and director of personnel; and school board labor negotiator. She is an associate professor in Barry University's graduate human resource development program in Miami Shores, Florida.
Part 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Purpose of the Publication Chapter 3 Concept and Evolution of Assessment Centers Chapter 4 The In-Basket Exercise Chapter 5 The Adult Learner Part 6 Using this Publication Chapter 7 Suggestions for the Instructor Using This Publication Chapter 8 How to Use the In-Basket Exercises Chapter 9 Staff Development at the District Level Chapter 10 Evaluating (Scoring) responses to the In-Basket Exercises Chapter 11 Linking the In-Basket Exercises to ISLLC Standards Part 12 The Setting Chapter 13 Issues Chapter 14 Selected Demographics Part 15 In-Basket Exercises Chapter 16 Suggestions to the Student Chapter 17 Category 1: Recruitment Chapter 18 Category 2: Legal/Policy Chapter 19 Category 3: Selection/Credentials Chapter 20 Category 4: Employee Relations/Public Relations/Counseling Chapter 21 Category 5: Evaluation Chapter 22 Category 6: Contract Administration Chapter 23 Category 7: Collective Bargaining Chapter 24 Category 8: Data Analysis/Budgeting Chapter 25 Category 9: Investigations Chapter 26 Category 10: Discipline Chapter 27 Category 11: Planning (Staff)/Problem Solving Chapter 28 Category 12: Grievance (Processing)/Arbitration Part 29 Appendix A: ISLLC Standards for School Leaders Part 30 Appendix B: Selected Contract Language from the Agreement between the Board of Education of the Melita Public Schools and the Melita Education Association Part 31 Appendix C: Selected Contract Language from the Agreement between the Board of Education of the Melita Public Schools and the Melita Support Staff Association