Research has shown that adult learners prefer a problem solving approach to learning rather than subject centered. This text provides a non-traditional approach to teaching and learning the basics of human resource management through a series of 120 'in-basket' exercises and guided questions. The in-basket exercises focus on real-life problems and issues that confront school administrators on a daily basis. As a result, it scores very high in student interest and satisfaction. A brief history of assessment centers and a synopsis of recognized adult learning theories are also included. Covering 12 HR categories, the exercises are devoted to: recruitment; legal/policy; selection/credentials; collective bargaining; data analysis/budgeting; investigations; employee relations/public relations/counseling; evaluation; contract administration; discipline; planning/problem solving; and grievance(s)/arbitration.
Jerry R. Baker is a professor of Educational Leadership at Saginaw Valley State University. He has 20 years of experience in K-12 HRM. Madeleine S. Doran is associate professor in Barry University's graduate Human Resource Development program and teaches courses in Theory and Practice in Human Resources, Legal Issues in Human Resources, and Adult Motivation and Organizational Learning.
Part 1 Preface Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Chapter 1: Introduction Part 4 Chapter 2: Using This Publication Part 5 Chapter 3: The Setting Part 6 Chapter 4: In-Basket Exercises Chapter 7 Suggestions to the Students Chapter 8 Category 1: Recruitment Chapter 9 Category 2: Legal/Policy Chapter 10 Category 3: Selection/Credentials Chapter 11 Category 4: Employee Relations/Public Relations Counseling Chapter 12 Category 5: Evaluation Chapter 13 Category 6: Contract Administration Chapter 14 Category 7: Collective Bargaining Chapter 15 Category 8: Data Analysis/Budgeting Chapter 16 Category 9: Investigations Chapter 17 Category 10: Discipline Chapter 18 Category 11: Planning (Staff)/Problem Solving Chapter 19 Category 12: Grievance (Processing)/Arbitration Part 20 Bibliography Part 21 Appendix A: Selected Contract Language from the Agreement between the Board of Education of the Melita Public Schools and the Melita Education Association Part 22 Appendix B: Selected Contract Language from the Agreement between the Board of Education of the Melita Public Schools and the Melita Support Staff Association Part 23 Subject Index Part 24 About the Authors