2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Human Resources Development and Performance Technologies


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GRADUATE DEGREES OFFERED:

Master of Science—Human Resource Development for Higher Education and Industry
Program Coordinator: Dr. Alina Waite

Master of Science—Career and Technical Education
Program Coordinator: Dr. Stephen McCaskey

Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Development
Program Coordinator: Dr. Alina Waite

Department of Human Resource Development and Performance Technologies

John T. Myers Technology Center, room 302
Phone: 812-237-8243
Fax: 812-237-2655
Web site: technology.indstate.edu/HRDPT/

Interim Department Chairperson: Dr. Jim Smallwood

GRADUATE FACULTY

Professors

Crowder, Cindy, Ph.D., University of Tennessee
Professor of Human Resource Development
Specialization: Human Resource Development

El-Mansour, Bassou, Ph.D., Indiana State University
Professor of Human Resource Development
Specialization: Human Resource Development and Industrial Training

Foster, Tad W., Ed.D., University of Illinois
Professor of Human Resource Development
Specializations: Human Resource Development, Technology Management, Professional

Amanda Muhammad, Ph.D., University of Missouri
Associate Professor of Textiles, Apparel, and Merchandising
Specialization: Fashion Merchandising and Retailing

Waite, Alina M., Ph.D., Colorado State University
Associate Professor of Human Resource Development
Specialization:  Human Resource Development

Associate Professors

Eversole, Barbara, Ph.D., Colorado State University
Associate Professor of Human Resource Development
Specialization: Human Resource Development

Graham, Carroll, Ed.D., University of Arkansas 
Associate Professor of Human Resource Development
Specialization: Human Resource Development

McCaskey, Stephen J., Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Assistant Professor of Career and Technical Education
Specialization:  Career and Technical Education, Adult and Career Education

 Assistant Professors

Chuang, Szufang, Ph.D. Louisiana State University
Assistant Professor of Human Resource Development
Specialization:  Human Resource Development

Robinson, J. Robin, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University – Carbondale
Assistant Professor of Textiles, Apparel, and Merchandising
Specialization: Apparel Design; Curriculum Development

Instructors

Clark, Amber D., M.S., Indiana State University
Senior Instructor of Human Resource Development

Musgrave, Jon, M.S., Indiana State University
Instructor of Adult and Career Education

 

INTRODUCTION

The Department of Human Resource Development and Performance Technologies administers programs leading to the master’s and doctoral degrees. These programs enable students to specialize in career and technical education or human resource development.  Students may complete all requirements for either degree in the on-campus program or through distance education.

Areas of specialization in career and technical education and human resource development, as part of the program leading to the doctor of philosophy degree, are available through cooperative agreements with the College of Education.  To meet the license requirements for career and technical education director, the non-degree post-master’s program is provided.

The Department offers frequent opportunities for students to participate in professional activities in the field (internships), student activities in the department (Society of Human Resource Management), and scholarly activities at professional meetings (Academy of Human Resource Development and Association of Career and Technical Education). Students who are interested in conducting research may wish to assist in faculty-sponsored research projects or may wish to apply for funds to conduct their own research projects.


HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The master of science degree in human resource development for higher education and industry is designed for individuals seeking positions involving the development of people in work roles in industry, government, and higher education and has two options. One option is to increase specialization in the area of current employment through selected courses in other disciplines. The second is to conduct research through a thesis. The degree program is open to persons who do not have an undergraduate degree in human resource development. Human Resource Development 605 may be required to meet undergraduate deficiencies. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants will meet the regular admission standards of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies and the following minimum standards for regular admission to any master’s degree program in the College of Technology:

  1. Graduation with a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by an appropriate association such as the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
  2. An undergraduate record with no deficiencies in the areas chosen for study and the completion of any undergraduate courses that may be needed for preparation for specific graduate courses as determined by advisement.
  3. Have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in all undergraduate coursework; or have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in all courses taken at the graduate level
  4. International students must meet the regular admission requirements of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, including a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL test. (Students who possess a degree from an American university are not required to take the TOEFL.)

Applications for admission are only accepted for the Fall (August) and Spring (January) semesters.  Students are encouraged to apply early to ensure admission. Applications received after the following deadlines may be wait-listed pending an opening:

  • Fall semester: June 1
  • Spring semester: November 1

Prospective students who have completed other undergraduate programs may request evaluation of their programs of preparation for identification of deficiencies, the removal of which, with undergraduate courses, would qualify them for admission.

 

CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The master of science degree in career and technical education provides the continued development of the professional and technical knowledge of individuals working in career technical education, including secondary school CTE faculty, two-year community college and technical college faculty, CTE administrators, and trainers in industry.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants will meet the regular admission standards of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies and the following minimum standards for regular admission to any master’s degree program in the College of Technology:

  1. Graduation with a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by an appropriate association such as the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
  2. An undergraduate record with no deficiencies in the areas chosen for study and the completion of any undergraduate courses that may be needed for preparation for specific graduate courses as determined by advisement.
  3. Have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in all undergraduate coursework; or have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in all courses taken at the graduate level
  4. International students must meet the regular admission requirements of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, including a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL test. (Students who possess a degree from an American university are not required to take the TOEFL.)

Applications for admission are only accepted for the Fall (August) and Spring (January) semesters.  Students are encouraged to apply early to ensure admission. Applications received after the following deadlines may be wait-listed pending an opening:

  • Fall semester: June 1
  • Spring semester: November 1

Prospective students who have completed other undergraduate programs may request evaluation of their programs of preparation for identification of deficiencies, the removal of which, with undergraduate courses, would qualify them for admission.

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