This reaction begins by highlighting four strengths of the article: (a) the clear introduction of CIP codes and how they are utilized; (b) where the discipline of HRD fits with the CIP code system; (c) the illustration of how CIP data can be utilized in HRD research; (d) the call for faculty to become more aware or CIP codes and impacts of this system upon programs. This reaction will also present some challenges and highlight an important use of CIP codes that was not discussed in the article. This reaction will then present a case that demonstrates why we as HRD program leaders cannot ignore the importance of CIP codes. Finally, implications of CIP codes for HRD and the role of higher education faculty members will be presented. The Rose (2023) manuscript holds valuable information that can lead to better program data and possibly some new streams of HRD research.
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Roberts, Paul B., "Using Classification of Instructional Program Codes in HRD: Invited Reaction" (2023). Human Resource Development Faculty Publications and Presentations. Paper 41.