Posts Tagged ‘core competencies’

Higher Education Learning Outcomes Assessment Movement Moves Away from Standardized Tests, According to National Survey

July 26, 2016

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) released its third report from a national survey of Chief Academic Officers (CAOs) conducted by Hart Research Associates.  This year’s report, “Trends in Learning Outcomes Assessment,” highlights findings from the 2015 survey of a representative sample of chief academic officers at AAC&U member institutions including respondents from […]

STEM Fosters More Than Just Science/Technical Knowledge

December 2, 2015

Building Teamwork in STEM Classes STEM currently occupies center stage in efforts to integrate these disciplines and teach students to solve real-problems using engineering practices. The best STEM classes feature collaboration and teamwork—21st-century skills all students need, no matter what their career paths; therefore, preparing kids to work together successfully in teams plays a critical […]

‘I never learned that in school!’

June 26, 2015

A phrase often repeated by the new graduate…and perhaps I may have muttered it here or there a couple of times myself…why didn’t I learn that in school? or I never learned that in school! In fact, I just heard it a few weeks ago. After her first year in her first full-time position out of […]