Eye on Education

Survey Says College Presidents Are Concerned About Job Training

Close to 90 percent of college presidents believe critical thinking and personal development are vital for students to land jobs– but only about 40 percent believe their campuses are adequately preparing students with those skills, Inside Higher Ed reports. More than 800 presidents from higher education institution responded to an online survey, though IHE points out the survey isn’t representative of the country as a whole. The survey also touched on the ways presidents report they’re spending budget money, including by increasing faculty and staff salaries.

College presidents want to help graduates find jobs but believe their institutions are struggling to do so, according to a recent survey by Gallup and Inside Higher Ed. Nearly nine in 10 presidents said an emphasis on “critical thinking” skills and personal development is very important throughout college in order for graduates to get jobs.

Read more at: www.insidehighered.com

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