What role does the public education system have in the time where everything you could possibly want to know can be discovered at the touch of a button? Although it may appear as if the importance of school is waning, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Schools still matter. Their roles have simply shifted.
The workforce landscape is constantly evolving whereas our education system has been nearly unchanged for decades. We all read startling headlines such as Students are being prepared for jobs that no longer exist and wonder, how is it that we can’t seem to catch up?
As part of the design thinking process, this singular group of business leaders, educators, and policymakers identified key stakeholders in the transformation of the higher education system. NACCE is acting as a catalyst for action and developing a common language and understanding between business and education around how to prepare our nation’s workforce for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century.
Creatively-inclined students cannot begin to think about complex concepts if they are prioritizing rote memorization rather than developing a deep, multifaceted understanding of the lesson in front of them.
Despite focusing solely on the majors offered at any given university, students gain much more outside of the classroom. Studies suggest that the whole college experience—internships, extracurriculars, volunteering, etc—best prepare students for a successful personal and professional life.
When thinking about the college admissions process, our mind normally shortcuts to a few different places: grades, GPA, extracurricular activities, and SAT/ACT scores. Mix a quality version of those four ingredients and you have a college acceptance pie. And while
As industries increasingly use automation and artificial intelligence (AI) to improve their business model, what happens to the humans at those jobs? How are colleges preparing students for a technologically-savvy job market where jobs appear and disappear in the middle of the night?
Self awareness can play a large part in academic success. As students continue on their academic path, their interests should play a pivotal role in their major, university, and extracurricular selection. Looking further, these interests play a vital role in their career and earnings.
Finding your passion has become the golden chalice of higher education. But is there more to delightfully intellectual life besides chasing our passions? Turns out, science says there is.
Everyone has heard it. You’ve possibly even said it. The words hide behind asides that dismiss deficiencies as an inherent inability. “Oh, I’m not good at X, it’s not my forte” or, “I’m really more of a creative than a