Methods in Personnel

Spring 2014

 

Instructor: Dr. Stephen J. Vodanovich

Text(s): None

 


 

~ Primary Learning Objectives ~

 

Students will be able to:

1)   Demonstrate knowledge of the techniques and methods in personnel psychology.

    [Primarily assessed via a class participation/discussion, group work, final paper with delieverable]

   Relevant core areas: Content, Critical thinking, Communication


2)  Work with group members to plan and organize an applied intervention.

      [Primarily assessed via a class participation/discussion, group work]

       Relevant core areas: Content, Critical thinking, Communication, Project management

 

 

3)   Select and apply a variey of personnel methods within an organization.

       [Primarily assessed via final presentation and paper with delieverable]

       Relevant core areas: Content, Critical thinking, Communication, Project management

4)   Consult with professionals in an organizational setting

      [Primarily assessed via final presentation and paper with delieverable]

      Relevant core areas: Content, Critical thinking, Communication, Project management

 

5)  Develop and give formal presentations in a format applicable for non-academic audiences.

     [Primarily assessed via final presentation] 

     Relevant core areas:  Content, Critical thinking, Communication, Project management

6)  Generate a detailed final product that summarizes and critiques the applied activities of the consulting

      project.

 

  [Primarily assessed via final paper with delieverable]

  Relevant core areas:  Content, Critical thinking, Communication, Project management

 

 

 


 

~ Approximate Timeline ~

Date

                                                     Topic                                                 

                                               

Slides

 

1/8

Introduction/Overview

Basics of Consultation [e.g., sources of information, issues, project planning, proposal writing]

 

1/15

 

Collecting Information on Job Tasks and Employee Qualifications

[Writing Task and KSA Statements]

 

1/29

Analyzing and Using Job Analysis Information

[Task and KSA Ratings, Connecting Tasks and KSAs]

 

Job Analysis Booklet

 

 

2/5

 

Job Analysis Group & Individual Interviews

 

2/12

 

On Site Observation

 

 

2/19

 

Test Item Writing and Verification Process

 

Job Analysis Booklet

 

2/26

 

Small Group Work and Feedback Session

 

3/5

No Class -- SEPA Annual Conference

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3/12
No Class --- Spring Break
 
3/19

Small Group Work and Feedback Session

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3/26

 

Small Group Work and Feedback Session

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4/2

 

Small Group Work and Feedback Session

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4/9
Small Group Work and Feedback Session
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4/16
Small Group Work and Feedback Session
 
4/23
Final Presentations
 

 

4/25

 

Final Paper Due

 

 

 

~ Grading Criteria ~

 

        in the final grade.