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Pitt, Rachael; Mewburn, Inger – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2016
For over a decade, debate has raged about the nature and purpose of the PhD, including its role as preparation for working in academia. Academic work has changed a great deal in the last 60 years, yet our doctoral curriculum has remained relatively static. While there is increasing interest in matching PhD programmes to "real world"…
Descriptors: Occupational Information, Content Analysis, Doctoral Degrees, College Faculty
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Chopra, Shivangi; Golab, Lukasz – International Educational Data Mining Society, 2018
Work-integrated learning, also known as co-operative education, allows students to alternate between on-campus classes and off-campus work terms. This provides an enhanced learning experience for students and a talent pipeline for employers. We observe that co-operative job postings are a rich source of information about the required skills,…
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Occupational Information, Data Analysis, Job Skills
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Lee, Yuko Ikegami; Metcalfe, Amy Scott – Journal of International Students, 2017
In this comparative content analysis, job postings for academic advising personnel from U.S. and Canadian higher education institutions were examined to ascertain expectations for job candidates in terms of skills and duties, educational requirements, and compensation. Fifty-three job descriptions from 18 research-intensive, public universities…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Ethics, Global Approach, Comparative Analysis
Pentland, Steven James – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The human body provides a wealth of information that, when captured and analyzed, offers deep insight into the mind and its processes. At no other point in history has this information been as accessible as it is today. Using various sensor systems, researchers can now efficiently capture fine-grain behavioral data and leverage it for scientific…
Descriptors: Human Body, Information Systems, Personnel Selection, Models
Bacon, Chris – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study examined sports communications curricula at 30 accredited institutions. Using qualitative content analysis, research showed that many programs promote experiential learning opportunities in their curriculum. However, it is unclear how many hands-on opportunities are utilized with student media and other outlets. Further analysis of…
Descriptors: Athletics, Communication Strategies, College Students, Television
Bowman, Kaye; McKenna, Suzy; Griffin, Tabatha – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2016
This research overview summarizes the work undertaken by Kaye Bowman and Suzy McKenna in exploring jurisdictional approaches to the implementation of student entitlements to vocational skills training, a key reform initiative in the National Partnership Agreement on Skills Reform (NPASR) of 2012-16. The overview is a condensed summary of three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Postsecondary Education, Student Financial Aid
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Leonard, Lori N. K.; Jones, Kiku; Lang, Guido – Information Systems Education Journal, 2019
Information systems (IS) curriculum review is a continuous process. Universities seek to offer content that they believe will be most beneficial to students as they begin their career. However, that content may or may not satisfy employer needs. This paper, which is part of a larger study, seeks to determine if required course content matches the…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Employer Attitudes, Curriculum Evaluation, Education Work Relationship
Clay, Chanty Bradley – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore the transfer of soft skills of women veterans to their post military career in corporate America in order to support their career success by helping them market and utilize their soft skills and experience in their post military career, and to better understand the employability issues of women veterans.…
Descriptors: Females, Corporations, Military Personnel, Veterans
Saunders, Bob – 1992
This document provides guidelines for conducting job analyses and writing job descriptions. It covers the following topics: the rationale for job descriptions, the terminology of job descriptions, who should write job descriptions, getting the information to write job descriptions, preparing for staff interviews, conducting interviews, writing the…
Descriptors: Adults, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Interviews
Gonyea, Jacob Patrick – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The city of Las Vegas, Nevada has experienced a slowdown in tourism, a drop in property taxes and consolidated tax revenue used to support the city's operating budget, and a lack of economic diversification. Because of these changes, the ability of displaced workers to learn marketable employment skills continues to be an important issue for the…
Descriptors: Dislocated Workers, Job Skills, Mixed Methods Research, Comparative Analysis
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Kosorukov, Oleg A.; Makarov, Alexander N.; Bagisbayev, Karmak B. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
The purpose of the study is to determine the business need for vocational training. This article gives a detailed analysis of the problem aimed at finding optimal occupational skill structure of training, which involves all kinds of positive effects in various areas of public life--from the economy up to the spiritual sphere of human life.…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Relevance (Education), Job Skills, Qualifications
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Mirchandani, Kiran – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2012
Purpose: This paper aims to focus on the communications skills training given to transnational call center workers in India whose jobs involve providing customer service to Western customers. Emotion work is a key component of customer service jobs, and this work is constructed as an important soft skill. Design/methodology/approach: Between 2002…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Communication Skills, Telecommunications
Scott-Bracey, Pamela – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to explore the alignment of soft skills sought by current business IS entry-level employers in electronic job postings, with the integration of soft skills in undergraduate business information systems (IS) syllabi of public four-year universities in Texas. One hundred fifty job postings were extracted from two major…
Descriptors: Skill Analysis, Job Skills, Job Search Methods, Computer Mediated Communication
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Nash, Julie A.; Wright, Dianne A. – Journal of Research Administration, 2013
A study to construct a profile of the Chief Research Officer (CRO) was conducted through aggregation of data through a survey instrument distributed to CROs at 240 Carnegie Classified research institutions. Resumes of CROs were voluntarily submitted and job descriptions were obtained and content analyzed. The career pathways and the profile of the…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Research Administration, Database Management Systems, Administrator Attitudes
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Cinque, Maria – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2016
The world of work is changing profoundly, at a time when the global economy is not creating a sufficient number of jobs. Many documents issued by the EU and various researches, carried out by companies and human resources experts, point out that the so-called "soft" skills are closely connected with employability, particularly for young…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Employment Opportunities, Job Skills, Definitions
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