Employers' and advisors' assessments of the importance of critical thinking and written communication skills post-college


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Author: Zahner, Doris; Lehrfeld, Jon


This study examines the importance of critical thinking and written communication skills of university graduates who are in their first year of employment or graduate school and the ability of [Collegiate Learning Assessment] CLA+ (a measure of these skills) to predict these outcomes. A survey was administered to employers of college graduates from spring 2014 and 2017 to follow their post-college experiences. Results show that employers/advisors deem these skills to be important. Results also show that scores on CLA+ predict ratings on these skills given to the cohort by their employers...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Employment; Assessment

Keywords: Critical thinking skill; Communication skill; Graduates; Entry into working life; Transition from education and training to employment; Measurement; Outcomes of education and training; Skill needs; Skill analysis

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: New York, New York: Council for Aid to Education, 2018

Physical description: [8] p.

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Conference number: 99th

Date: 2018

Place: New York, New York

Resource type: Conference

Document number: TD/TNC 143.1128

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