Students are required to participate in the discussion area each week. Discussions will involve students finding and presenting material upon which classmates will reflect and discuss.
Post a question based on an article, book, video, podcast, or any other current (less than 4 years old) material relevant to the current unit’s key topic. You are encouraged to use the Park course library to find an article. The article must support a business case for HR management. Each student must post a question based on their article no later than Tuesday of each week in order to receive full discussion points. If you miss the Tuesday deadline ten percent will be deducted from the final discussion grade for the week. The Tuesday deadline enhances the discussion area and provides others with an opportunity to comment on your posts.
Each student must also respond (reply) to at least two other student’s posted questions, a student’s response to a question, or to instructor input. Two peer responses are due each week.
All initial questions input must be accompanied by a summary of the selected article. There is no length requirement for the question. However, the question must be comprehensive (a summary analysis of the key article points followed by a question that cannot be answered with a simple yes or no response. The peer responses are required to be comprehensive and clearly state your reason for agreeing or disagreeing with the post in a professional manner. Peer responses are not just short responses like: “I agree.” Peer responses must include data or other information that makes an HR business case for the response (with at least one source for support).