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Selene Mendez, a sophomore at California State University’s Monterey Bay campus, talks about how working with a coach helped her stay focused her first year of college.
Watch now: businessweek.com
Dean of UCLA Extension
My last post focused on the importance of developing broad knowledge and capabilities (Four-Year Career).
In my further reading I have come across a number of ideas that reinforce this point.
Industrial Darwinism or “survival of the fittest industry”
The notion of “Industrial Darwinism” reflected in this chart. Employment areas that are growing are likely to require higher-level thinking. (A perfect example: according to this analysis, “Think Tanks” are a small, but growing employment sector. Imagine that.)
Then, there’s the… Continue reading
Director, Division of Workforce and Economic Development
College of Southern Nevada
Leaders in education face a tsunami of expectations from business, government and community members on how to deliver results. A cry for innovation and wiser spending from the public has lead to commitments from educational organizations that there will be a stronger movement towards data driven decision making. Exactly what data sources should be used and what metrics should be put in place are as varied as the entities insisting on change. The movement to data driven decision making can be a meaningful,… Continue reading
Director of K-16 Programs
University of California San Diego
Never before has it been necessary for us to consider taking a green approach to sustaining human capital and lifelong learning.
The focus on “going green” is a philosophy connected to sustainability, environmentally friendly practices, and accountability for the human resource aspects of business. In today’s knowledge-based economy, we cannot afford to stop learning after leaving the formal school system. In many cases, individual success and satisfaction in the workplace depends on continually learning in order to upgrade skills and acquire new knowledge.
Cross-posted from… Continue reading
My personal interest in working with service members to complete their college degrees comes from growing up as an Army Brat, working with the Army for 10 years, and completing a master’s project on the need for student services for active duty military and veterans enrolled in college. Today, I coach students from all branches of the military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Together, they represent approximately 60 percent active duty military, 30 percent veterans, and 10 percent nonmilitary.
I support a university that has always had a special… Continue reading