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Human Resources Management In Education

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Overview / Abstract:

This course is designed to provide a practical overview of human resources management from a district and school perspective. The role of the human resources department and its influence on individual schools is discussed. Current practices of recruitment, selection, retention, collective bargaining, staff development, and evaluation of personnel and their legal implications are emphasized.
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Role of Human Resources Management in School Administration

Analyze the role of human resources management at both the school and district level.
Describe the significance of organizational culture in today's school structure and how it relates to the daily practices of human resources.
Legal Implications for Human Resources Management

Identify federal and state laws, statutes, and district policies that affect school personnel.
Examine conditions of employment such as affirmative action, discrimination, contract management, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Examine due process.
Recruitment, Selection, and Retention of Qualified Personnel

Explain the need for active teacher and staff recruitment.
Describe the practices of an effective personnel recruitment process.
Identify the key components of a personnel selection process.
Assess the value of standardized techniques for assisting in employee selection and assessment.
Examine the importance of staff recognition.
Interview Techniques for Personnel

Compare and contrast effective and ineffective interviewing techniques.
Identify methods for improving interviewing skills.
Examine the interview process.
Review questions for each specific job classification for both certified and classified personnel.
Methods of Staff Development

Examine methods of improving teaching through utilization of program resources/mentor teachers.
Examine available materials on the training of substitutes, paraprofessionals, and support personnel.
Distinguish between formative and summative evaluation and the role of staff development in these processes.
Identify methods for developing and evaluating resources for staff training, professional development, and remediation.
Strategies for Performance Assessment

Identify strategies for assessment.
Analyze different personnel assessment instruments.
Examine the importance of documentation.
Staff Evaluation

Examine methods of documenting staff performance using a narrative format.
Identify the type of problems that might arise from a narrative format.
Describe the components of an effective formative observation and develop a corresponding summative evaluation.
Evaluating and Facilitating Positive Classroom/School Climate

Summarize the climate factors in the classroom and in the school.
Analyze effective means to improve and maintain positive classroom and school climate.
Present and Future Trends in Collective Bargaining and Negotiations

Examine the role of collective bargaining, collaboration, and interest-based bargaining in public education.
Identify various strategies utilized in negotiation.
Present and Future Human Resources Trends

Identify the trends in human resources management and their implications for education.


Nov 05, 2020


Education (Higher Ed) , Education (K-12)





Credits / Hours

3.0 CEU

Keywords / Search Terms

University of Phoenix

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