One Way to Set Up Liberal-Arts Majors for Success: Focus on Skills
I’m Goldie Blumenstyk, a senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education covering innovation in and around academe. Here’s what I’m thinking about this week:
Majors, skills, and job-market success.
Fuzzy logic: Tech or art? Scott Hartley on why liberal arts will rule the digital world
Scott Hartley’s engineering classmates at the universities of Stanford or Columbia also studied literature and philosophy.
Hooray, arts gets its groove back
Gabriel Imbrailo, 23, is a BA (Anthropology) final year student at Macquarie University. She swapped to anthropology from science and admits there have been times she wasn't sure she'd made the right move.
Employers Want Liberal Arts Grads
New study says the evolving economy creates a greater need for their skills, but that many colleges could do better at thinking about what graduates can do and helping them translate that into jobs.
How these humanities graduates are finding jobs in Silicon Valley
Only 1 in 20 college degrees awarded today are in the humanities or liberal arts, as a perception persists that these fields don't provide marketable skills for students entering the workf
In a High-Tech World, Humanities and Other Liberal Arts Are More Essential Than Ever
In 1987, the U.S. Army War College developed a term to understand the end of the Cold War and that has defined our world since: VUCA, short for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.
Human skills and the value of liberal arts graduates
From chatbots in customer service departments, content management on social networks and the use of drones, human beings are already collaborating with technology and still, many fear automation.
Humanities majors still relevant in a dynamic workforce, study finds
Facing cuts to its state appropriation and dwindling enrollment, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point was forced to make a difficult decision: How to remove an $8 million structural deficit.
Why Philosophers Are Hot Profiles On Corporate Job Market
PARIS — The return of humanities to the business world is becoming more and more visible. With technical jobs being replaced by robots, the quest for meaning in an increasingly complex society is boosting the importance of intellectual professions.