A critical part of this course is your participation in the online discussions. An example or issue will be posted at the beginning of each discussion. Your grade will be a function of the quality and quantity of your participation. You are encouraged to build on the discussion that has already taken place within your weekly discussion groups. In other words, grades are not simply given for answering the discussion questions, but also for critically responding to the previous postings and generating new knowledge and ideas.
Discussions can be completed in a couple of different ways. Your posts can be written, video, audio only, or a combination of these modes throughout (e.g., you can do one post written, another post audio, etc.). Regardless of what method you use, it is important that you maintain professional standards and provide evidence. It is possible to verbally cite sources or include them in the text portion of your discussion post, so please do not forget to do this. While forming opinions and judgments is important, they must be backed by evidence.
This week please discuss your thoughts regarding the following prompt (remember to bring in some scholarly support for your positions):
Consider the University of Guelph. If you were to develop compensable factors for this institution to evaluate jobs, would you use one job evaluation plan or multiple plans? Why? What would your considerations be?
Should the schoolâ€™s educational mission be reflected in your factors? If yes, how would you do that? Are there ways that reflection might be more or less appropriate for University of Guelph jobs?
- How do you think employees would react to this process?
- How would needing to work with multiple employee groups factor into your planning?
- What type of pay structure would you recommend? Why? What are possible advantages or challenges with each?