When politicians think about higher education, they think about jobs; When parents think about higher education, they think about careers; When faculty at liberal arts institutions think about higher education, they ... think.
As faculty in higher education, we know we are preparing our students for their futures, i.e., we know that we are not training our students to be students. Yet, as a liberal arts institution, and outside of those fields that are preprofessional (with biology and premed being the most notable), we think about helping students gain the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that will serve them in a variety of careers, rarely putting that understanding into a “career development” context. Should that change?
Join the conversation sponsored by CTIE and the Career Development Center.