Author Archive for Jeffrey King

Hacking the Transformative Experience

Written by Jeff King, Ed.D. – In Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work, Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal (2017) survey various fast-tracking methods to transformative experiences. It is little wonder in a fast-lane culture that humans, especially in a high-tech age, would […]

Employer Confidence in University Preparedness

Source: Fulfilling the American Dream: Liberal Education and the Future of Work — Selected Findings from Online Surveys of Business Executives and Hiring Managers, p. 5. Hart Research Associates survey conducted on behalf of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. (2018, July). Available: https://www.aacu.org/sites/default/files/LEAP/2018EmployerResearchReport.pdf

MHE 2018 Future Workforce Survey

graphic from: 2018 Future Workforce Survey. (Spring 2018.) Students have a different perception of their skills than employers do. McGraw-Hill Education in conjunction with MMR Research Associates, p. 41. Accessed 12 July 2018 at https://s3.amazonaws.com/ecommerce-prod.mheducation.com/unitas/corporate/promotions/2018-future-workforce-survey-analysis.pdf

Research Regarding a Faculty TL Readiness Scale

Researcher Colleen Halupa, Associate Professor in the Doctor of Health Education program at A. T. Still University in Missouri, authored “Are Students and Faculty Ready for Transformative Learning?” (Halupa, 2017) to consider, among other things, how faculty could know whether they are personally ready (or perhaps inclined) to make the move to instructional strategies and […]

An Increasingly Diverse South

Source: Chart from p. 5 of “State of the South: Recovering Our Courage — Executive Summary,” published 2018 by MDC at https://www.mdcinc.org/home/knowledge-bank/state-of-south/. MDC calculation of 2016 data using Economic Modeling Specialists International (Q1.2017).

Launching Heroic Journeys of Transformation for Our Students and Ourselves

You’ve heard of Michael Wesch. (Here’s a YouTube reminder from a decade ago; Wesch, 2007.) In an intensely reflective keynote presentation in the spring of 2017, he examined what he and Ken Bain (2004) both call “big questions.” Bain discusses the big questions a college class might help students answer that relate to the larger […]

Company Culture and Employability

Source: Hora, M. T., Benbow, R. J., & Oleson, A. K. (2018, January). Beyond the skills gap: Preparing college students for life and work. AAC&U Annual Conference, Washington D.C. Co-authors also refer readers to: Rivera, L. A. (2012). The case of elite professional service firms. American Sociological Review, 77(6), 999-1022.

No More Millennials Entering College: How Can We Facilitate Gen Z Transformation?

These students don’t view the world in 50-minute, three-credit classes. If our mission is to prepare kids to be successful, the thing you have to prepare them for more than anything is adaptability. No one knows what the world is going to look like in the next 10 years. — Craig Chanoff, VP Education Services, […]

7 Personality Traits that Define Gen Z

Graphic from Generation Z: What Employers Need to Know, based on a peer survey of over 600 Gen Z high school students. The study was conducted by the Institute for Corporate Productivity in collaboration with Dr. David Stillman, co-author of When Generations Collide and The M Factor.

Is Your College a Good Place for Minority Students to Study?

The graphic shows that 65% of white students thought college was a good place to study for minorities, 78% of black students thought so, 82% of Hispanic students thought so, and 79% of Asian students thought so. The question asked was of graduates 1990-2016. Source: “Is your college a good place for minority students to […]