Thursday, August 28, 2014

Job Skills Expectations Unmet

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 colleges.

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