3 Why Gen Ed: The Employer’s Perspective

Employers are typically looking for college graduates who have met learning outcomes that are associated with the kinds of habits of mind gained from a strong general education program. The following list came from a 2010 survey of employers conducted by the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). You can see that most employers would like colleges to put even more emphasis on general areas such as communication, problem solving, and collaboration skills.


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