Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: POFT-1313 (Section: 71, CRN: 92269)
Professional Workforce Preparation
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Instructor Information
Instructor Adriane Champagne
Email champagneam@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6416
Office Madison Monroe Education - Room: 207
Office Hours Monday & Wednesday 8:30-10:00 a.m. and 12:00-1:00 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 10:45-11:45 a.m.; Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at Nederland High school 12:45-3:45.

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Course Information
Description Preparation for career success including ethics, interpersonal relations, professional attire and advancement.
Required Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Managing Human Resources , 18th Edition Scott Snell; Shad Morris ISBN-10: 0-357-03381-7
Additional Materials/Resources None.
Corequisites/Prerequisites None.
Learning Outcomes Demonstrate skills for seeking and securing employment; apply problem-solving techniques; identify attitudes and values that contribute to career success; demonstrate how to work effectively as part of a team; exhibit business etiquette; and identify professional attire.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrates professionalism in the administrative workplace environment.
2. Uses appropriate business administration skills.
3. Uses appropriate office software applications.
4. Creates effective business documents by applying ethical communication practices.
5. Evaluates business documents.
Lecture Topics Outline

Introduction to Course-Syllabus review, Blackboard, Self Service Banner training, and book options.

Human Resources Management in Perspective, why should you study human resources? Will it pay off? Strategic and Global

Meeting Human Resources Requirements EEO Law, Sexual Harassment in the Workplace EEOC Supplement Effective Affirmative Action Programs.

Developing Effectiveness- Career Management, Mentors, Training and development, Return on Investment (ROI)

Applying for a job- Resume, cover letter, Interviewing, Compensation and Promoting Safety and Health.

Employees Rights and Discipline and Dynamics of Labor Relations Schedule subject to change

Major Assignments Schedule Week 1: Course introduction; Online Learning Survey and schedule access.
Week 2: Self Esteem Video Assignment and quiz over Module 1
Week 3: Goals Assignment and quiz over Module 2
Week 4: EEOC Assignment and quiz over Module 3
Week 5: Career Exploration Assignments (Resume) and quiz over Module 4 Exam 1 Module 1-4
Week 6: Meeting Agenda Assignments and quiz over Module 5
Week 7: Assignments and quiz over- Module 6
Week 8: Assignments and quiz over Module 7
Week 9: Career Exploration Assignments (Cover Letter and Interviewing) Module 8 Exam 2 Module 5-8
Week 10: Interviewing assignment Interview Exam Grade
Week 11: Quiz over-Module 10 Pay-for-Performance: Incentive Rewards
Week 12: Assignments and quiz over-Module 11 Employee Benefits
Week 13: Assignments and quiz over- Module 12 Promoting Safety and Health
Week 14: Assignments and quiz over- Module 13 Employees Rights and Discipline
Week 15: Assignments and quiz over- Module 14 The Dynamics of Labor Relations
Week 16: Review and Final Exam

Schedule subject to change
Final Exam Date December 7, 2023 - 10:11 AM   Through  December 7, 2023 - 11:30 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B  70 - 79=C   60 - 69=D  Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Exams 40% Assignments and Quizzes 60%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies We will respect others personal space. Please maintain a six-foot distance whenever possible. 

Announcements: I will post announcements weekly, usually early in the week. These announcements indicate upcoming due dates and notes important to your success in this course. You should READ these Announcements every week. I also recommend using the BlackBoard app on your phone, with notifications, so that you immediately receive notices of new announcements for this class. Use your LSCPA email to communicate with me.

This course can not be completed on a phone.

Assignments: No emailed work is accepted. You must submit all of your assignments in Blackboard. Homework and/or quizzes will be given each week. The assignments will open by Tuesday and will be due by the following Monday night. This is subject to change. LATE WORK is not accepted. Due dates are given and enough time is given to complete all work. NO EXCEPTIONS. Students are responsible for completing all assigned homework, including reading assignments, by the required due dates. Students are responsible for completing all assigned reading and video viewings. A failure to follow oral and/or written instructions could result in a 0 being given for the assignment.

There may be virtual meetings if needed. These meetings are not mandatory. I am using these meetings as an opportunity for you to ask questions about the reading material and/or any assignments given. If you need a virtual meeting you will need to email me to schedule one on TEAMS.

Grades: All grades will be posted to your Blackboard under MyGrades. I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by e-mail. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office hours or schedule a virtual meeting on TEAMS.

Exams: Exams will be provided within a BlackBoard examination window. The exams will be timed and limited to 60 minutes maximum. Make-up exams will NOT be given. There will be a final exam. All students must take the exam on the scheduled date, and time, and failure to do so will result in a 0 on the final exam. Your exam will be graded immediately by Blackboard. Feedback on specific exam questions will be given 24 hours after the exam is due by request. You must work alone while taking the exam. Cheating on exams is not acceptable and will be subject to violations of the Academic Dishonesty policy which could include failing the course.

Textbooks/supplies: Every student MUST have their own copy of the required textbooks by the end of the first week of class. The student will still be responsible for any assignments given. You will also need supplies to take notes and access to a computer to complete homework assignments.

Academic Dishonesty: Copying, stealing, and/or submitting someone else’s work is considered a violation of the Academic Dishonesty policy. Academic Dishonesty of any kind will not be tolerated this includes the use of AI. A student violating this policy will receive a zero on any assignment (first offense); a second incidence of academic dishonesty will result in failure of the class and meeting with program coordinator and/or department chair.

Software Requirements: If you are in a course that is using a specific software, you MUST have the software available to you either on your home computer or you must use the open lab provided in the Gates Library. Reliable Internet access is required for all courses. Computer failure and lack of internet access are not acceptable excuses for missed assignments, projects, quizzes, or exams. There is access available on campus in the testing center and the Gates Memorial Library. DO NOT wait until the last minute to complete class work or exams. Do not complete assignments, quizzes, or exams on a phone or Chrome book as they will not submit properly.

E-Mail/Voice Mail Etiquette: Students must use appropriate e-mail etiquette when corresponding with instructor; for example, complete sentences and a full subject line with your name and course name. Voice mail messages should be clearly spoken identifying students name, course, and a return phone number.

Attendance Policy Attendance Policy: Poor attendance is a leading reason for termination from a job in all areas of employment. With this factor in mind, the instructor monitors student attendance. In addition, attendance on a regular basis is necessary for proper skill development.

Students and must log into Blackboard at least two times per week. I would encourage more because this is a online course. If you do not log into your Blackboard at least two times per week, you will be considered to have an absence. Absences will be reported to financial aid and other campus offices per their request.
Additional Information
Institutional Policies
MyLSCPA Be sure to check your campus email and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA campus web portal. You can also access your grades, transcripts, academic advisors, degree progress, and other services through MyLSCPA.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSCPA policies (Academic Dishonesty section in the Student Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition directly to their local health department. Students should also contact their course faculty to report their quarantine status. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings when directly exposed to COVID 19 in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Facility Policies No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect As per Texas law and LSCPA policy, all LSCPA employees, including faculty, are required to report allegations or disclosures of child abuse or neglect to the designated authorities, which may include a local or state law enforcement agency or the Texas Department of Family Protective Services. For more information about mandatory reporting requirements, see LSCPA's Policy and Procedure Manual.
Title IX and Sexual Misconduct LSCPA is committed to establishing and maintaining an environment that is free from all forms of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, and other forms of sexual misconduct. All LSCPA employees, including faculty, have the responsibility to report disclosures of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault (including rape and acquaintance rape), domestic violence, dating violence, relationship violence, or stalking, to LSCPA's Title IX Coordinator, whose role is to coordinate the college's response to sexual misconduct. For more information about Title IX protections, faculty reporting responsibilities, options for confidential reporting, and the resources available for support visit LSCPA's Title IX website.
Clery Act Crime Reporting For more information about the Clery Act and crime reporting, see the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report and the Campus Security website.

Grievance / Complaint / Concern If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
Department Information
Business and Industrial Technology
Chair:Sheila Guillot
Phone:(409) 984-6381