HR program receives national recognition

A Shippensburg University program is again recognized as being aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management’s human resource curriculum guidelines. 

Shippensburg University’s Human Resource Management Program (SHRM) joins 314 other SHRM programs worldwide as being in alignment with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. Shippensburg’s SHRM program was first assessed in 2010. 

According to Dr. Vicki Fairbanks Taylor, associate professor and SHRM chapter adviser, “SHRM's HR Curriculum Guidelines identifies minimum core and integrated HR topics that should be required curriculum in an HR degree program, as well as secondary HR topics to complement the required core.”  

The guidelines were created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010 and 2013. The guidelines are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and to help universities develop degree programs that follow the standards, according to SHRM information. 

According to Taylor, “Given that SHRM is the largest professional society devoted to human resource management, the HR faculty in the Grove College of Business felt it was important to complete the assessment process and have our program recognized on the website.”