96 percent of the college provosts Gallup surveyed believed their schools were successfully preparing young people for the workplace. “When you ask recent college grads in the work force whether they felt prepared, only 14 percent say ‘yes,’ ” he added. And then when you ask business leaders whether they’re getting enough college grads with the skills they need, “only 11 percent strongly agree.”
Conclusion: “This is not just a skills gap. It is an understanding gap.”
Truly honored to have been selected as one of these pioneers in engineering education! Thanks, Cindy Atman, also a world recognized pioneer, who lead this project/initiative that identifies challenges and strategies of 47 engineering education pioneers.
You can view her distinguished lecture presented at ASEE on June 2014 here. Her slides, explaining the selection process and outcomes of this initiative can be downloaded here Atman distinguished lecture, ASEE 2014 (1)
You can access my contribution (interview) here:Final Profile – Morell_with photos
This new report by the National Academies focuses on the results of a workshop to foster more seamless learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for students in the elementary and middle grades. Downloadable free here.
From The New York Times
Grading Teachers, With Data From Class
Panorama Education, aided by prominent tech investors, is refining student feedback through innovative data collection. School systems are embracing the concept.
When I read Jeff Weiner’s LinkedIn post these qualities reminded me of some of the teams of people I have worked with through my life, among them UPRM folks and the Learning Factory team a few years back. Very difficult to find and let go! Read the article here.