The Society for Human Resource Management has confirmed that Clarion University’s human resource management curriculum aligns with its curriculum guidelines.
Dr. Miguel Olivas-Lujan, professor in the management & marketing department, said Clarion University’s program first received this honor in 2011, after faculty submitted the program to a revision process that began in 2010.
Olivas-Lujan said many universities have human resource management programs, but “not every one of those programs satisfies SHRM’s professionally developed guidelines.”
When Clarion University first applied for this recognition, Olivas-Lujan wasn’t certain of the outcome, but knew Clarion’s College of Business and Information Sciences was on solid standing, based on its accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, AACSB International.
The Society of Human Resource Management periodically reviews the programs that have received its stamp of approval to make certain those programs still adhere to its guidelines. The current period of approval runs from 2018 through December 2022.
The Society for Human Resource Management lists very few schools that have received this alignment recognition for bachelor of science programs. Included in the list are well-known research universities like Penn State or the University of Pittsburgh, as well as private universities across the nation and even a few abroad. Of the recognized schools, four BSBAs are from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education including Clarion.
The society’s standards are outlined in the Society for Human Resource Management’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. The society also issued an official certificate of alignment.