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Shared Beliefs And Practices For Putting Purpose First In American Higher Education

Posted on October 30, 2018

This document represents a shared vision for incorporating early career exploration and academic planning into the student onboarding experience. Alignment with student success efforts and research focused on ensuring students make an informed choice of a program and gain the momentum they need to earn a postsecondary credential of value is essential to optimize these practices and ensure the greatest outcomes for students.

I. Higher education should be a launching pad toward a meaningful career, empowering students with the knowledge to make informed choices, the structures to explore available opportunities, and the tools needed for success.

II. Career exploration and planning must be intentional and start early in the educational experience.

III. States, systems and institutions must build a culture of purpose across all tiers in higher education, including education policy makers, administrators, faculty, staff, and amongst their students.

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