Curriculum development for HF/E graduate students: Lessons learned in an ongoing effort to educate and meet industry demands | Conference Paper individual record
abstract

As a department, we were tasked with completely revising a HF/E and safety curriculum that had not been thoroughly revised or updated for years. We were producing students that could recite the same information all HF/E professionals know by heart and is the basis for our profession, but were having trouble finding gainful employment upon graduation. Our task was to update the curriculum in such a way as to still impart the knowledge and skills needed by HF/E professionals, but in a way that tailors that skill set and knowledge to something they can apply in an industry setting based on first-hand experience. Results three years post review shows students graduating with multiple job offers and advancing in their career paths at rates faster than their peers. Copyright 2013 by Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Inc.

author list (cited authors)
Pickens, A. W., & Benden, M. E.
publication date
2013
publisher
SAGE Publisher