Career readiness is spurring a much-needed conversation about how students learn, how teaching pedagogy needs to evolve, and why faculty need to be supported in their development.
Integrating career readiness in the curriculum of a liberal arts college is the ultimate challenge of career readiness work. Engaging faculty must be at the core of any change in higher education, but there is a general misperception that career readiness does not fit into a liberal arts curriculum and is akin to vocational training. Within this context, the Career Readiness Initiative was launched five years ago in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota. Presenters will share why the role of a faculty director was critical to launching the college-wide effort and to integrate readiness into the curriculum. In addition, highly influential in the initial phases was a faculty-to-faculty dialogue about the moral obligation to help students understand the value of a liberal arts education.
The session will explore current research on learning and a career readiness framework that can be applied to coursework and curricula. As faculty revise or design components of an undergraduate course, they work with career readiness mentors and resources and consider a variety of approaches to supporting student career readiness, including the central importance of reflective practice. Attendees will also have the opportunity to explore the pedagogical value of RATE™(Reflect, Articulate, Translate and Evaluate), an integrated self-assessment instrument that guides students to develop a metacognitive habit of mind and tracks their curricular and co-curricular experiences as well as provides feedback on their development.
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This webinar will be recorded.
During this one-hour webinar, the presenter will deliver a synchronized audio and PowerPoint presentation. Participants will have time for live Q&A throughout the program and may be asked to contribute opinions or feedback via live chat, virtual polling, and other mechanisms.
Ascan Koerner, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - College of Liberal Arts
Amy Lee, Director of Faculty Engagement Career Readiness;, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - College of Liberal Arts
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