Employability Skill Development: Faculty Members’ Perspectives in Non-Professional Programs
Keywords:undergraduate non-professional programs, ca, skill development, faculty members perspectives
The purpose of this study was to explore faculty perspectives about employability and employability skill development through curricular activities in non-professional programs. Using pre and post semi-structured interviews, this study embedded employability skills in three academic courses to gain insight into faculty members’ perspectives on employability skill development. Results reveal that the faculty members involved in the study addressed employability to differing degrees in their courses, yet each recognized the importance for students. The outcomes of this study support the need for the development of employability initiatives in higher education and highlights that faculty members can benefit from support in identifying and assessing the employability skills practiced in academic courses.
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