It takes more than a major: employer priorities for college learning and student success


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Hart Research Associates


This report provides a detailed analysis of US employers' priorities for the kinds of learning college students need to succeed in today's economy. It also reports on changes in educational and assessment practices that employers recommend. The report is based on an online survey among 318 employers whose organizations have at least 25 employees and report that 25 per cent or more of their new hires hold either an associate degree from a two-year college or a bachelor degree from a four-year college. Respondents are executives at private sector and nonprofit organizations. The results of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Research; Outcomes; Higher education; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Survey; Employers; Relevance of education and training; Education work relationship; Employability; Skill needs; Entry into working life

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2013

Physical description: 14 p.

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Statement of responsibility: An online survey among employers conducted on behalf of the Association of American Colleges and Universities by Hart Research Associates

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 117.1029

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