Inside Higher Ed
August 28th, 2014
College presidents want to help graduates find jobs but believe their
institutions are struggling to do so, according to a recent survey by
Gallup and Inside Higher Ed.
Nearly nine in 10 presidents said an emphasis on “critical thinking”
skills and personal development is very important throughout college in
order for graduates to get jobs. But only about 40 percent of the
presidents think their own institution is very effective at proving
students with those skills and that kind of development.
Eight hundred and one presidents from all kinds of American higher
education institutions filled out the online survey between May 15 and
June 5, though the sample is not representative of the nation’s