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Civic Engagement and value of college education

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Civic engagement and value of a college education with liberal arts courses in increasingly important to employers.  A case for liberal arts degrees and courses suggests both may increase civic engagement after graduation. Additionally, employers want broadly educated college graduates a new survey reveals.   Using digital media in all courses with a focus on popular…

Graduation Rates or Not?

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

The current national discussion on graduation rates from community colleges is on the national agenda.  Currently, both Inside Higher Education and the Chronicle of Higher Education have a series of related articles. The Chronicle has posted the rates of graduation on its website, state by state from the 2010 data.  Several articles have countered that…

Value of Promoting Student Writing

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

As the semester winds down, and many faculty review student writings, it is important to remember that research shows that students who can write and speak articulately have better chances of being hired.  Firefighters who can write grants and speak publically, help promote safer communities.  A recent blog supported the national writing day and identified it…

The Liberal Arts and Employee Skills

Friday, November 18th, 2011

What do employers want from college grads?  Rob Jenkins  makes a case that the first two years of liberal arts are critical for employment and that many of college students do these courses at community colleges.  The suggestions are based on the annually updated research by National Association of College and Employers [NACE].  Employers want teachers to engage…

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