Building A PC-Based Human Resource Management Curriculum at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University
Boudreau, John W.
In September, 1984, the Department of Personnel and Human Resource Studies at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University entered into the first three-year Joint Project with IBM corporation to bring personal computer (PC) technology to the human resource classroom. This paper summarizes the goals and implementation progress of this Joint Project, its evolution into a second three-year phase, and its effects on students, faculty and the School in general. The project now serves as a prototype for eight similarly-structured projects at business schools and industrial relations centers including Michigan State University, Purdue University, Rutgers University, University of Illinois, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of South Carolina, and University of Wisconsin. This description will be useful to those contemplating the introduction of PC's into industrial relations and human resource management programs at colleges and universities.
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