Presentation on theme: "Dr. Christopher M. Kandus-Fisher Vice President of Student Affairs Leadership Redefined: A Re-Envisioned Learning Model."— Presentation transcript:
Dr. Christopher M. Kandus-Fisher Vice President of Student Affairs Leadership Redefined: A Re-Envisioned Learning Model
Higher Education Today The Post-Secondary Experience Rite of Passage Adulthood Academic Achievement Workforce Readiness Criticisms of the Higher Education System Colleges and Universities are not delivering on their promise Employers are reporting that students are not prepared in relation to industry standards. Post-secondary education needs to be a vehicle to explore the human experience.
Environmental Output Model Outputs InputsEnvironment We are the “Environment.” Faculty, staff, programs, facilities, classes, customer service – that all creates the E. Changed behavior, beliefs, values, perceptions, knowledge and skills. What the student comes with – family upbringing, previous experiences, knowledge. “for student learning and growth to occur, students need to actively engage in their environment, and educators need to create opportunities for in and out of the classroom involvement and learning”
2013 National Study of Business and Non-Profit Leaders Headline: Employers More Interested in Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Than College Major Nearly all employers surveyed (93 percent ) say that “a demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems is more important than [a candidate’s] undergraduate major. ” Source:
National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) The highest rated candidate skill/quality: Source: NACE Job Outlook Report 2013 The ability to verbally communicate with persons inside and outside the organization.
Vision Statement What are your professional plans? When you envision advancing to your next position, what do you see yourself doing? What are your 3, 5 and 10 year career goals? What competencies, skills and experiences have you developed that will help you with this trajectory in mind? What competencies, skills or abilities would you like to focus on and/or develop? (Develop a niche/expertise)