Presentation on theme: "Dr. Christopher M. Kandus-Fisher Vice President of Student Affairs"— Presentation transcript:
1 Dr. Christopher M. Kandus-Fisher Vice President of Student Affairs Leadership Redefined: A Re-Envisioned Learning ModelDr. Christopher M. Kandus-Fisher Vice President of Student Affairs
2 Higher Education Today The Post-Secondary ExperienceRite of PassageAdulthoodAcademic AchievementWorkforce ReadinessCriticisms of the Higher Education SystemColleges and Universities are not delivering on their promiseEmployers 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.
3 Environmental Output Model We are the “Environment.”Faculty, staff, programs, facilities, classes, customer service – that all creates the E.What the student comes with – family upbringing, previous experiences, knowledge.OutputsInputsEnvironmentChanged behavior, beliefs, values, perceptions, knowledge and skills.“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”
4 Source: www.aacu.org/leap/public_opinion_research.cfm. 2013 National Study of Business andNon-Profit LeadersHeadline: Employers More Interested in Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Than College MajorNearly 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:
5 Source: NACE Job Outlook Report 2013 National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)The highest rated candidate skill/quality:Source: NACE Job Outlook Report 2013The ability to verbally communicate with persons inside and outside the organization.
6 Vision Statement 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)