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Human Resources II

About the Instructor

Prior to retiring on March 12, 2021, Robin Hill served as the Human Resources Director for West Fargo Public Schools since 1997.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, and a Master’s in Business Administration from NDSU.  Robin holds a Professional in Human Resources Credential, along with a SHRM Certified Professional credential.  As West Fargo’s HR Director, she supervised all the district’s HR functions including Payroll. Robin is a member of the Fargo-Moorhead Human Resources Association and Agassiz Valley Human Resources Association, along with the Society for Human Resource Management.

Contact Information:
Robin Hill
(701) 261-2064

arnthill@live.com


Important Course Dates

Class Time and Location: March 18, 2021, 8:30 – 12:00 pm

Course Delivery: Zoom

Due Dates for Assignments & Final Exam: 

  • Students listen to Session 1 prior to class on March 18;
  • Assignment #1 due by March 31;
  • Assignment #2 due by April 15;
  • Final Exam due by April 15.

Syllabus

Human Resources II Syllabus


Required Resources

  • Your district’s negotiated agreement
  • Your district’s employee handbooks
  • Your district’s school board policies relating to personnel
  • Summary Plan Descriptions: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Section 125 Flex Plan
  • Human Resource Guide for Local Governments & Public School Employers Handbook http://www.ndirf.com/reference-section/guides-and-handbooks/

Reading Assignments

Read and familiarize yourself with the reference documents in your School District:

  • Negotiated agreement for your school district
  • District employee handbooks and Administrative Policies
  • School board policies pertaining to all classifications of personnel
  • Skim the summary Plan Descriptions for any/all of your insurance plans and flex

Review the following online resources: http://www.ndirf.com/reference-section/guides-and-handbooks/

  • Human Resources Reference Guide for Local Governments
    • Chapter 3 – Compensation & Benefits
    • Chapter 4 – Employee Relations
  • ND Public School Employers Handbook
    • Chapter 2 – Classified Staff
    • Chapter 3 – Teachers and Principals
      • Review Appendices

Course Toolbox


Presentations

Session I: Employee Benefits (View before March 18)

Session II: Administering Employee Leaves (Will go through in class on March 18)

Session III: FMLA (Will go through in class on March 18)

Session IV: Employee Handbooks and Documentation (Will go through in-class on March 18)


Recordings

Human Resources I Recording – Part 1

Human Resources II Recording – Part 2


Course Assignments

There will be three assignments for this course. Assignment #1 and #2 will be in task list/essay format.

Assignment #1: Complete the HR II Assessment Task List. This is an assortment of reading and research items. This assignment will be due on March 31. Please submit your completed task list to arnthill@live.com.

Assignment #2: Choose one assessment from the list below. Consider which of these best apply to your school district or that you are most interested in exploring further. This assignment will be due April 15. Submit via email to arnthill@live.com.

  •  You have just been notified that one of your fulltime teachers is expecting a child. Prepare a letter to the employee explaining how her leave will be administered. Explain and describe any attachments and enclosures you will include with the letter.
    OR
  • Prepare a general statement on non-discrimination for your district that will be suitable for use in your employee handbooks and on your job applications.

Assignment #3:  After you have read all the course materials and watched the online lectures, you may take your final exam. This will be a 25-question multiple choice exam. You may use your lecture notes and course resources to answer these questions. Once you have completed the exam, click “Submit.” A screen will appear with your recorded answers and final exam score. No proctor form is required for the assignments and exam.

Final Exam


 Questions

Questions about the course? Email: arnthill@live.com