Eight Career Readiness Competencies

Consider integrating activities and assignments into your curriculum that will teach students eight Career Readiness Competencies. These could also be incorporated into other communications or major activities outside of the classroom, e.g. business club, social work club, etc… Critical Thinking/Problem Solving: Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems. The individual is […]

Problem and Experience Based Learning

 It was less than 25 years ago that the shift in emphasis from teaching to learning was dubbed “a new paradigm” for higher education by Barr and Tagg in Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning.  Yet the paradigm shift did not merely codify a new normal.  Instead, learning-centered models have served as fertile ground in the development […]

Humanities Internships

Higher education institutions that emphasize internships for humanities graduates do so with good reason. Employer perceptions and opinions suggest that internships have become almost obligatory for students and graduates seeking employment, as indicated by a recent Chronicle of Higher Education survey (Figure 1.6, on the following page). The survey findings suggest that “an internship is the single most important credential for recent college graduates to have on their resume in their job search among all industry segments.” (p. 12)