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UT Tyler HRD Program Recognized by SHRM

October 25, 2011

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The University of Texas at Tyler
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The undergraduate human resource development program at The University of Texas at Tyler has been recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management for fully meeting HR academic standards, Dr. Harold Doty, College of Business and Technology dean, announced.

In the UT Tyler Department of Human Resource Development and Technology, the program provides students a rigorous academic curriculum based upon the society’s guidebook, HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

“With this acknowledgement, graduates are determined to have mastered core HR principles and be highly competitive in the profession,” said Dr. Jerry W. Gilley, department chair.

The society’s suggested guides and templates are part of its Academic Initiative, created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010, to help the society define HR education standards taught in university business schools across the nation and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.

Sixty-three students are currently enrolled in the program, which is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering.

Graduates hold careers in education, training, directing, web development and organizational development and change.

Founded in 1948, SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in more 140 countries, the society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession.

For more information, call 903.566.7363 or email cbtadvising@uttyler.edu.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 7,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.                      

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