ERIC Number: ED251011
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Humanities and Careers in Business. Proceedings of a Conference Sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and the National Endowment for the Humanities (Princeton, New Jersey, April 27-29, 1983).
National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.
Links between the humanities and careers in business are addressed in proceedings of a 1983 conference, which was attended by leaders from the corporate and academic worlds. Included are recommendations for action, excerpts from speeches, summaries of conference background papers, an annotated bibliography, the conference agenda, and a list of participants. Business leaders reaffirmed that employees educated in the humanities have writing and speaking skills, interpersonal abilities, and a historical perspective. One theme of the recommendations was that colleges need to maintain excellence in the humanities, as well as services and courses that help students begin successful careers. Another theme of the recommendations was that businesses should examine their hiring practices and should hire specialists only when particular expertise is essential. They should develop methods that incorporate the knowledge and perspective of the humanities throughout their operations. Recommendations for schools include the following concerns: teaching, curriculum development, research, career advising, liaison with local businesses, internships, and continuing education. Recommendations for business include the issues of hiring, training and placement, professional interchange, internships, and employee education. (SW)
Descriptors: Business, Career Planning, College Instruction, Cooperative Programs, Education Work Relationship, Employment Practices, Higher Education, Humanities, Internship Programs, Liberal Arts, School Business Relationship
Office of National Affairs, Association of American Colleges, 1818 R Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see HE 017 873-879.