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 at the Madren Conference Center. On Friday, May 26th we are inviting members of the Clemson family to attend a morning planning session to develop plans specific to Clemson and their department or division.
The Center for Career and Professional Development has met with over two dozen departments and engaged with faculty, staff and students to discuss Clemson's core competencies. The Tigers ONLY Day is designed to bring Clemson faculty, career services staff, administrators, and student affairs staff together to share ideas and to discuss strategic campus-wide approaches toward a Clemson-centric competencies program. The Center for Career and Professional Development is eager to hear your ideas and to connect with other departments and faculty who would like us to drop by and discuss competencies development.
"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