Personnel Administration For Educators – adm505 (3 credits)
This course focuses on the responsibilities of educational administrators related to human resources. Participants examine three main components in human resources administration: utilization, development, and environment. Topics covered include selection, placement, induction, compensation, motivation, staff development, unionism, collective bargaining, and the legal aspects of personnel administration.
Explain how fiscal and legal constraints affect a school district's recruitment process.
Illustrate the process of recruiting, screening, and interviewing job applicants.
Rate the criteria for selecting a teacher.
Differentiate between the main internal and external recruitment methods used by school districts.
Placement, Induction, Motivation, and Development
Apply the considerations in placement of personnel.
Explain the purpose of each step in an induction program.
Interpret the equation Performance = Motivation x Ability.
Evaluate the staff development process.
Performance Evaluation and Compensation
Describe the key elements of a comprehensive and effective evaluation system.
Describe the current standards used for teacher evaluation.
Analyze the effects of compensation on a school district's ability to attract, motivate, and retain highly qualified employees.
Assess the issues regarding performance-based pay for educators.
Collective Bargaining and Legal Aspects
Explain the roles and responsibilities of human resources and teacher unions regarding collective bargaining.
Explain the legal framework within which public schools operate.
Analyze the legal protections related to terms and conditions of employment.
All objectives apply.
Overview of the Human Resources Function
Identify the essential elements of human resources administration.
Compare the processes of the three main components of human resources.
Illustrate the relationship between strategic planning and human resources.
Describe how legal principles and ethics are embedded in human resources strategic planning.
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