What Is a Corporate University ?

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What is a Corporate University ?

• Corporate University vis-à-vis a traditional University o A Corporate University is so-called because it is similar to a traditional university in many respects. A traditional university is one where there are defined courses or programs taken by students to attain a specific degree or qualification. Syllabi and curricula are clearly spelt out and so are the proficiency levels – measures in terms of marks or grades. Similarly, in a Corporate University, the Knowledge, Skills and Competencies (equivalent of Proficiencies in a traditional university) required for each role will be clearly documented. o In a traditional university the assessment of learning is done by a committee of examiners who evaluate performance and then moderate / normalize their award of marks / grades by a process of ‘calibration’ through mutual discussion. In a Corporate University this role is played by Assessors in an Assessment Center or by other validated and calibrated means. Thus, like a traditional university, a Corporate University is a proficiency development and certification body (internal to the organization). o However a traditional university, largely, creates ‘generic’ proficiencies – not customized to specific industries or organizations. Hence, the students of a traditional university need retraining to fine tune their Knowledge, Skills and Competencies to meet the particular requirements of their employer. The Corporate University, on the other hand, ensures that every learning solution offered is mapped rigorously to the specific needs of the organization – and is sharply focused on the terminal objectives of the exercise – leading to the achievement of specific organizational objectives. • Corporate University vis-à-vis a Training department o A Corporate university is not a Training…...

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