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ERIC Number: ED398360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
University HRD Programs.
These four papers are from a symposium that was facilitated by Larry M. Dooley at the 1995 conference of the Academy of Human Resource Development (HRD). "Genesis and Continuance of an HRD Academic Program: A Longitudinal Study" (Verna J. Willis, William M. Kahnweiler) reports a study specific to an HRD academic program. Findings are presented that indicate students believed the program could be improved through continuing relationships with the university. "Theory and Practice on Preparing HRD Professionals" (John A. Henschke) clarifies the terms theory, practice, academic program, learning, and learning organization. It traces some history of the issue. It provides a case illustration of how an HRD professional prepared in a program advocating a supportive connection between theory and practice, modeled that in his own professional career, and developed support within the university setting. "Responding to Business Needs: Strategies to Facilitate Group Learning to Organizations" (Brenda S. Gardner, Sharon J. Korth) discusses the use of teams in organizations and how graduate programs can respond to these organizations' needs. "Evaluation and Evolution of a HRD Program" (Robert C. Schwindt) synthesizes findings of several research studies completed by graduate students enrolled in the Master of Science degree in HRD program at Pittsburg State University (Kansas). The paper emphasizes suggestions on program improvements taken from results of studies involving students and graduates. (YLB)
Descriptors: Educational Development, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Human Resources, Labor Force Development, Longitudinal Studies, Management Development, Outcomes of Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Student Attitudes, Team Training, Teamwork, Theory Practice Relationship, Universities
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) Conference Proceedings (St. Louis, MO, March 2-5, 1995); see CE 070 958. For other conference symposia, see CE 070 959-981.