Title

HPT in Academic Curricula: Survey Results

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1995

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to determine to what extent human performance technology (HPT) is being taught in academic programs that traditionally emphasized training—programs such as instructional systems, training and development, human resource development, and adult learning. A written survey was used to collect data from 82 academic programs. Results indicate that while training (and the related areas of needs assessment and evaluation) continues to dominate curricula at these institutions, non‐training performance improvement strategies (and the broader performance analysis that leads to their selection) are frequently taught as well. No correlations were found between the extent of teaching HPT topics and the variables of program size, program type, location, degrees offered, or faculty membership in NSPI (now called the International Society for Performance Improvement). Future research could investigate the driving and restraining forces that determine HPT's impact on the curriculum and the effects that current curricula have on program graduates. © 1995 Learning Systems Institute

Publication Name

Performance Improvement Quarterly

Volume Number

8

First Page

6

Last Page

21

Issue Number

4

DOI

10.1111/j.1937-8327.1995.tb00696.x

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