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Business-Higher Education Forum, 2016
This case study examines how Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) member Drake University, a private university with a strong liberal arts tradition, is equipping its students to become data-enabled professionals. Through the collaboration of its business and higher education members, BHEF launched the National Higher Education and Workforce…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Universities, Liberal Arts, Undergraduate Students
Business-Higher Education Forum, 2016
This case study examines how Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) member Case Western Reserve University is integrating T-shaped skills into a minor in applied data science. Through the collaboration of its business and higher education members, BHEF launched the National Higher Education and Workforce Initiative to create new undergraduate…
Descriptors: School Business Relationship, Higher Education, Undergraduate Study, Job Skills
Barkanic, Stephen – Business-Higher Education Forum, 2016
The United States faces a pressing national security and competitiveness challenge rooted in a shortage of a diverse, highly skilled workforce, particularly in vital cross-disciplinary fields such as data science and analytics, cybersecurity, and information technology. To address this challenge, Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) launched the…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Postsecondary Education, Labor Needs, Strategic Planning
Business-Higher Education Forum, 2014
This issue brief discusses how data science has emerged as a tool across all industries, resulting in a high demand for data-science experts and data analytics-enabled workers.
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Decision Making, Innovation, Demand Occupations
Business-Higher Education Forum, 2014
The Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) has achieved particular success in operationalizing the National Higher Education and Workforce Initiative (HEWI) in Maryland around cybersecurity. Leveraging its membership of corporate CEOs, university presidents, and government agency leaders, BHEF partnered with the University System of Maryland to…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Security, Corporations, College Presidents
Business-Higher Education Forum, 2013
The Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) is committed to aligning education and the workforce to create the talent and capacity for innovation necessary to keep regions, states, and the nation economically competitive. As part of that work, BHEF strives to analyze the factors that contribute to effective business and higher education…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Program Descriptions, Fuels, Engineering Education
Business-Higher Education Forum, 2013
This report shows how insights gained from system dynamics modeling and the U.S. STEM Undergraduate Model┬« can help inform the Navy's strategy to grow a robust civilian workforce that is strongly invested with Navy-relevant STEM skills and ready to contribute to the next generation of Naval innovation. This work positions the Navy to serve a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Undergraduate Students, Models, Systems Approach
Business-Higher Education Forum, 2013
As employers scan the current workforce and anticipate future workforce needs, they frequently find that employees are not well-equipped with core content knowledge and 21st century workplace competencies, the combination of which the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation defines as "deeper learning." The cumulative effect of these…
Descriptors: Knowledge Economy, Minimum Competencies, College Readiness, Career Readiness
Business-Higher Education Forum, 2013
This is the first in a series of Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) playbooks intended to assist companies, higher education institutions, private philanthropies, membership associations, professional societies, government agencies, and other stakeholders seeking to understand the potential value of investing in coordinated strategic,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Labor Force Development, Partnerships in Education, Academic Persistence
Business-Higher Education Forum (NJ1), 2012
While states and the federal government have put efforts in place to increase the size of the workforce trained in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to meet innovation demands, there continues to be a nationwide shortage of students who are interested in and prepared for such careers. Missouri is no exception to this problem, one…
Descriptors: African American Students, Global Approach, Federal Government, Grade 12
Business-Higher Education Forum (NJ1), 2011
A strong economy requires a highly educated workforce, especially in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. In the United States, STEM degree production has stagnated, despite employment projections forecasting a 17% growth in the field over the next decade. Two key criteria influence progression through the STEM education…
Descriptors: Employment Projections, Education Work Relationship, Grade 12, Student Interests
Business-Higher Education Forum (NJ1), 2011
Innovations in science and engineering have driven economic growth in the United States over the last five decades. More recently, technology has risen to become a defining driver of productivity in business and industry. In that context, college graduates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines provide critical…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Higher Education, Industry, Innovation
Business-Higher Education Forum (NJ1), 2011
Graduate education in the natural sciences has traditionally emphasized doctoral training for academic or research careers. This training, however, is not meeting the demand for professionals in business, industry, and the public sector, where individuals with a combination of scientific, technical, and managerial skills will be required.…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Innovation, Masters Degrees, Engineering
Business-Higher Education Forum (NJ1), 2011
Across the United States, civic leaders from all sectors are working avidly to identify education and workforce strategies that can bolster regional economic development. One notable success story is found in Louisville, Kentucky, where a broad coalition of local leaders identified powerful educational improvement strategies and then successfully…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Higher Education, Educational Improvement, Leadership
Business-Higher Education Forum (NJ1), 2011
Efforts by federal and state governments to increase the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) workforce in support of innovation and competitiveness are frustrated by a shortage of adequately prepared and interested students. Less than half of 12th graders meet the math proficiency benchmark that indicates college readiness.…
Descriptors: American Indians, High School Students, Minority Group Students, Mathematics Education
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