Labor Studies & Employment Relations

Sergeant Major Anthony Spadaro, Online Learner

Anthony Spadaro is a Sergeant Major in the U.S. Marines located in Southern California. The Labor and Employment Relations (LER) online program is helping him in his pursuit of an undergraduate degree. He recounts his experiences in the program thus far.

Assistant Instructor

Faculty

Francis Ryan has taught labor history and industrial relations since 1997. He teaches introductory courses in labor studies, the development of the U.S. labor movement, and graduate courses in public sector employment issues and practices.

  • Education

    Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania

    M.A. Villanova University

    B.A. La Salle University

  • Expertise

    - Labor history

    - Industrial relations

  • Files

  • fryan@work.rutgers.edu
  • School of Management and Labor Relations
    Rutgers University
    Labor Education Center
    50 Labor Center Way
    New Brunswick, NJ 08903

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Student Requirements For An Online Degree Program

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Successful Online Students

Requirements for a major in LER are identical for both the online and in-person versions. Online learners will not be segregated into a separate cohort. Typical online learners:

Courses & Instructors

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Curriculum Highlights

Our curriculum is designed to prepare students with a broad education in the nature of work and the workplace.  Courses are taught by a world-renowned faculty known for their teaching ability, cutting-edge research, and real-world experience in the field.  

Required courses include:

Computer Requirements For Online Learning

Hardware

  • Computer that is not older than 2–3 years. Students are responsible for the viability of their computer (PC or MAC) and the software used to complete assignments.
  • Broadband Connection
  • Reliable internet access
  • Cellphone
  • Headphones with a microphone (USB is best)

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Social Media Workshop

 

In September 2012, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) was involved in a highly publicized strike. The CTU ultimately was successful in its contract negotiations in large part due to its innovative social media campaign. This campaign was led by the CTU's Social Media and Video Director Kenzo Shibata.

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