Higher education is growing its efforts to expand and shape curricula through new partnerships with organizations to be more responsive to student needs. Ensuring that today’s graduates have the right set of skills to succeed, college and industry leaders are working together to develop academic programs that are more effective, strategic, and helpful in preparing students for their future careers.
However, there are barriers to growth. Faculty are apprehensive about giving control of the curricula to company partners, while employers are looking for a specific set of soft skills that current programming lacks.
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