Assessing Learners’ Essential Employability Qualities – Assessment Institute Presentation

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Below are the slides from our 2018 Assessment Institute presentation on Assessing Learners’ Essential Employability Qualities, featuring the experiences and practices of two of our EEQ Pilot partners – University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Joan Cook and Brandman University’s Laurie Dodge.

Assessing Learners’ Essential Employability Qualities

We’re grateful to their participation in the design of the EEQ CERT and for sharing their promising practices for developing graduates’ Essential Employability Qualities.

 

 

New Resource: Employability in a Global Context

We’ve added a new resource over on our Resource page – make sure to check it out!

Employability in a Global Context: Evolving Policy and Practice in Employability, Work Integrated Learning, and Career Development Learning – transnational research report to answer the question “How is employability defined, driven and communicated by universities internationally?”

You can read more about this initiative at the developing Employability educator website.

Article: The graduate attributes we’ve overlooked: enhancing graduate employability through career management skills

New Resource Added: The Cocurricular Career Connections Leadership Model

We just added a great new resource over on the EEQ Resources page:

Connecting Bridges: The Cocurricular Career Connections Leadership Model – by Adam Peck and Michael Preston. (NACE Journal, August 2018). The C3 model offers a structure for bridging and integrating a variety of experiences on and off campus, including 1) connecting cocurricular learning to classroom learning, 2) connecting experiential learning to learning in structured leadership development programs, and 3) connecting learning in college to learning throughout one’s career.

Check it out!

Upcoming Workshop: Using Student-Led Focus Groups to Gather and Make Sense of Assessment Evidence

“Using Student-Led Focus Groups to Gather and Make Sense of Assessment Evidence”

A workshop sponsored by the Center of Inquiry and the Center for Teaching and Learning at Southern New Hampshire University

The workshop will help assessment leaders, institutional researchers, faculty, staff, and students create and implement student-led focus groups to address institutional assessment questions. This workshop is designed to: (1) Train students to conduct focus groups with their peers and get them ready to train additional students to support their work when they return to campus; and (2) Help institutional teams develop a plan for conducting student focus groups to gather and make sense of assessment evidence.

The workshop will be held at Southern New Hampshire University in Hooksett, New Hampshire on October 6-7, 2018.

Learn more HERE

Register HERE

Teaching Soft Skills in College – A Course for Faculty

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Teaching Soft Skills in College

September 24 – November 9, 2018

With this seven-module online certificate, you will learn how to teach communication, teamwork, critical thinking, and self-motivated learning—four “soft skills” strongly linked to student success. This course will provide college educators and administrators with a strong foundation in the theory, research, and practical applications of these crucial 21st-century skills. You’ll also examine skills frameworks, critiques of these frameworks, instructional design principles, and the science behind each of the four skills.

Course is taught by award-winning author and presenter Matthew Hora.

Learning points

At the conclusion of the course, students will demonstrate:

  • an in-depth and critical understanding of 21st-century skills frameworks
  • a deeper understanding of the research behind teamwork, communication, critical thinking, and self-regulated learning
  • an understanding of how these four skills should be conceptualized and taught in their own disciplines
  • how to incorporate best practices for teaching these skills into their own curriculum and instruction

Learn more and register HERE.