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5th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, January 06-09, 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA “A Study of Admission Requirements, Curricula, and.

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1 5th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, January 06-09, 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA “A Study of Admission Requirements, Curricula, and Program Requirements of Ph.D. Programs in Human Resource Development/Similar Fields at U.S. Universities” by Vichet Sum, M.M.S, M.T.D, PH.D. (in process)

2 [ Outline ] Abstract Introduction Highlight of Literature Review Methodology Findings Conclusion and Recommendations Questions & Comments

3 [ Abstract ] Admission requirements, curricula and program requirements. An important reference. Ph.D. program development assistance.

4 [ Introduction ] Strong demand for advanced degrees in HRD. (Gray, 1997) Ph.D. program development. HRD is a “bread and butter activity”. (Gray, 1997)

5 [ Introduction (Cont’d) ] To collect crucial information regarding admission requirements, curricula, program requirements of Ph.D. programs in HRD/similar fields. The Purpose of this Study

6 [ Introduction (Cont’d) ] An important reference for the creation of the Ph.D. program in HRD/similar fields. Significance of this Study

7 [ Introduction (Cont’d) ] 1. What are the current admission requirements for a Ph.D. program in HRD/similar fields? Research Questions 2. What courses are offered in Ph.D. programs in HRD/similar fields? 3. What are the program requirements of Ph.D. programs in HRD/similar fields?

8 [ Introduction (Cont’d) ] Limited to Ph.D. programs in HRD/similar fields from U.S universities that are currently offering a Ph.D. program in this field. Delimitation

9 [ Introduction (Cont’d) ] The universities’ websites may not contain all the information related to admission requirements, courses and program requirements. Limitation

10 [ Highlight of Literature Review ] Development of HRD programs. (Kuchinke, 2001; Gaudet & Vincent, 1993) Offering of certificates and degrees in HRD. (Chalofsky & Larson-Dougherty, 1996) Profiling professors of HRD. (Peterson and Provo, 1996) Recent changes in HRD programs. (Milton, Watkins, Spears & Burch, 2000)

11 [ Highlight of Literature Review (Cont’d) ] HRD curriculum development. (Hatcher, 1998; Gay, 1997; Willis & Kahnweiler, 1995; Baylen, Bailey, & Samardzija, 1996; Leach, 1993; Dare & Leach, 1999; Kuchinke, 2002) HRD Definitions. (McLagan, 1989; Swanson, 1995; Watkins & Marsick, 1993; Kuchinke, 1999; McLean & Mclean, 2001) History and Institutional Characteristics of HRD programs. (Kuchinke, 2002)

12 [ Methodology ] Ph.D. programs in human resource development/workforce development, career development, organizational development, and/or training and development. Target Population Doctoral programs in HRD/similar fields in U.S. universities. Sample

13 [ Methodology (Cont’d) ] Purposive sampling is a non-probability method that follows specific criteria to collect information. (Cooper & Schindler, 1998) Sampling Procedure Data Collection - 14 Ph.D. programs were examined and considered. - University Websites were accessed and scanned. - Selection criteria were degree title and program name.

14 [ Methodology (Cont’d) ] (The University Council for Workforce and Human Resource Education) and Data Source Data Analysis - Conceptual content analysis. (Krippendoft, 1980; Palmquist, Carley, & Dale, 1997) - Summarization of important data in each of the programs examined. (Stewart & Shamdasani, 1990)

15 [ Findings ] - Barry University (BU) - Boston University (BOU) - Colorado State University (CSU) - Florida International University (FIU) - George Washington University (GWU) - Georgia State University (GSU) - Ohio State University (OSU) - Pennsylvania State University (PSU) - Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) - University of Georgia (UG) - University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UI) - University of Louisville (UL), - University of Minnesota (UM), - University of North Texas (UNT) Fourteen Universities:

16 [ Findings (Cont’d) ] Admission Requirements (Table 1)

17 [ Findings (Cont’d) ] Curricula Number of Core Courses Universities Number of Core Courses PSU10 BU and UM9 GSU, SIUC, and UNT7 FIU and GWU6 BOU, CSU, OSU, UI, and UL5 UG4

18 [ Findings (Cont’d) ] Curricula Number of Research Courses Universities Number of Research Courses GWU and UG6 BU, CSU, GSU, OSU, UL, UM, and UNT5 BOU and UI4 FIU3 PSU and SIUC2

19 [ Findings (Cont’d) ] Curricula Number of Elective Courses UniversitiesNumber of Elective Courses UI38 UM28 UL and UNT21 GWU18 SIUC17 CSU and GSU15 BU and FIU12 UG9 BOU, OSU and PSUN/A

20 [ Findings (Cont’d) ] Common Attributes of Required Courses

21 [ Findings (Cont’d) ] Program Requirements (Table 4)

22 [ Conclusion and Recommendations ] Similar admission requirements among the universities. An institution can study and assess these criteria to determine admission requirements for its Ph.D. program in HRD.

23 [ Conclusion and Recommendations (Cont’d) ] Development of Ph.D. program of study based on the attributes of human resource development/similar category, educational theories/philosophy organizational studies, research methods, and statistics. Table 4 shows program requirement criteria at the universities. An institution can adopt these criteria in developing its Ph.D. program requirements.

24 [ Conclusion and Recommendations (Cont’d) ] A few directions for future study include: 1.The development of an accrediting agency for the HRD field. 2.The impact of admission requirements on applicants’ success in the Ph.D. program in HRD. 3. The comparison, effectiveness and accountability of programs of study in a Ph.D. program in HRD. 4. The challenges of the development and creation of a Ph.D. program in HRD.

25 Thank You! Questions


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