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ERIC Number: ED149667
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
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Faculty Involvement in Career and Academic Advisement. Issues in Higher Education No. 10.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Although over 40 percent of college students in southern states receive their bachelor's degrees in liberal arts fields, the demand for those graduates in the job market is increasing at a slow rate. Colleges and universities can assist students with career development, integrating career and liberal education. Several approaches are currently being pursued: (1) curricular revision, (2) separate courses in career education, and (3) strengthening career planning and advisement. Several institutions in the region are combining strategies. Three implications arise: (1) mere structural integration of liberal education and career development will not automatically result in a fusion of these elements, but must be supported by both student affairs and academic divisions of the institution; (2) the potentially strongest approach seems to be one in which there is such an integration in the form of a single faculty member; and (3) this integration is aided by faculty involvement, and such involvement probably has to be cultivated on a selective rather than comprehensive basis. (MSE)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, Career Planning, College Faculty, College Role, College Students, Courses, Curriculum Development, Educational Counseling, Faculty Advisers, General Education, Liberal Arts, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Role
Southern Regional Education Board, 130 Sixth Street, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30313
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.