Competency development is essential for student success for life after graduation. Colleges and Universities are integrating this development campus wide by infusing intentional student learning mapped to competencies into the curriculum and co-curriculum. Clemson University and The University of Tampa are co-hosting a “Strategies for Institutional-wide Competency Development” symposium on May 24 and 25, 2017 on the campus of Clemson University.
The symposium is designed to bring faculty, career services staff, administrators, student affairs staff, and employers together to discuss strategic campus wide approaches. Institutions will be encouraged to bring teams but individuals may also benefit from this Symposium.
We would like to thank NACE for sharing word of this symposium with its membership, and we look forward to reading more articles about competencies and career readiness in the Journal and other such publications.
"As a Dean of Students, I believe strongly in the relevance of competency-based learning across the curriculum and co-curriculum. As students graduate it is imperative that they are able to demonstrate and articulate the competencies they have obtained during their time with us. These competencies prepare them for postgraduate success."
Stephanie Russell Krebs, Ph.D., Dean of Students, The University of Tampa
"The foundations of an academic program must be strong and relevant. Connecting general education learning outcomes to engaged learning experiences and competency based assessment strengthens the academic experiences of our students and provides them with the ability to excel in their major area of study, and be prepared to reach their professional goals."
John D. Griffin, Ph.D., Associate Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Clemson University
"I believe it is a part of my role as a supervisor of student employees to not only develop their transferable skillset, but also help them understand how to actively engage with those skills. The competencies create a comprehensive way to navigate what the tutors can accomplish in their role and allow them to reflect on their professional learning while it’s still happening."
Jenai Kelley Brown – Assistant Coordinator for Tutoring, Clemson University’s Academic Success Center