ERIC Number: ED463685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Improving the Fit: How To Use Assessment Data To Connect University Curricula to Workforce Needs.
Jones, Edward; Harrington, Charles F.
Broad-based assessment and evaluation must form the foundation of planning for economic and workforce development engagement opportunities by a college or university. This involves assessing workforce development needs and evaluating how well current curricular offerings respond to those needs. Higher education institutions can successfully integrate economic and workforce development activities into their institutional strategic and operational planning processes to the mutual benefit of all constituencies. This paper presents a case study of how the University of Southern Indiana successfully completed such an assessment and has adjusted its curriculum accordingly. (Contains 13 references.) (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Curriculum, Education Work Relationship, Evaluation Utilization, Higher Education, Labor Force Development, Relevance (Education), Student Evaluation
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