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February 15, 2008

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
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Creating Solutions: UT Tyler Faculty, Students to Assist Local Businesses

Sun and Korte

Judy Sun, graduate research assistant and Dr. Russell Korte, visiting assistant professor of HRD, discuss the UT Tyler Business Academy. The academy, which is part of the UT Tyler Human Resource Development Research Center, is scheduled to begin fall 2008. The collaboration between the business community and the university focuses on the research, analysis, development and implementation of programs designed to improve organizations’ performances.

The University of Texas at Tyler Business Academy will provide graduate students and faculty the opportunity to solve real business-related problems in the local business community, Dr. Jim Tarter, UT Tyler College of Business and Technology dean, announced.


The academy, which is part of the UT Tyler Human Resource Development Research Center, is scheduled to begin fall 2008. The collaboration between the business community and the university focuses on the research, analysis, development and implementation of programs designed to improve organizations’ performances.


“This is about developing partnerships in the business community that will help forge links between the university and the real world of organizations,” said Dr. Russell Korte, UT Tyler visiting assistant professor of human resource development, who will lead UT Tyler’s Business Academy. “The academy is about developing and maximizing human resources in organizations.”


Each partner organization in the Business Academy will work with a dedicated team of UT Tyler faculty and graduate student researchers. The teams will design and implement projects aimed at improving organizational performance. The Business Academy also gives opportunities to contribute to the development of future leaders and organizations.


According to Korte, the College of Business and Technology views the HRD Research Center as an important addition to the university’s proposed doctoral program in human resource development, which is currently awaiting final approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Allen, Korte and Tarter discuss university's Business Academy
For more information, contact Tarter, 903.566.7360, Dr. Clayton Allen, UT Tyler professor and associate dean for the School of Human Resource Development and Technology, 903.566.7328 or Korte, 903.565.5911.


One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

 

 
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