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April 29, 2010 · 3:00 p.m. Eastern

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This practical and insightful three-part webcast series, moderated by Harry Boyte, seeks to spark discussion and action on the role of higher education as an architect and agent of thriving democratic societies.

Our third and final webcast on April 29th, Preparing for Citizenship or a Career – a False Choice, challenges the all too common “false choice” between preparing students for careers and preparing them for lives of meaningful citizenship. A recent AAC&U study found that today’s employers are demanding skills in future employees such as the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, teamwork skills, and the ability to analyze and solve complex problems. Yet these are not simply career skills: they are precisely the civic skills needed to build thriving, healthy, and inclusive communities. Explicitly integrating civic skill development into career preparation offers multiple opportunities for greater skill development, career preparation, and citizenship development.

Preparing for Citizenship or a Career will explore practical strategies and approaches that campuses can use to develop these career/civic skills. In this webcast, Harry Boyte talks with Caryn McTighe Musil, noted for spearheading AAC&U’s civic agenda, Mary Kirlin, a leading national expert in the area of civic skills, and Miguel Vasquez, an anthropologist from Northern Arizona University who has worked extensively with the Mexican American community and has been a champion in the Public Achievement movement.

This webcast will answer the following questions:

  • How might educators and communities create an institutional focus on the creation of 21st Century Skills?
  • How do students best acquire these types of important skills?
  • What are employers looking for in college graduates and how might these needs be met?

To learn more about the webcast, please visit this website.

April 29, 2010 · 3:00 p.m. Eastern

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