Friday April 21, 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Track 1: The Mission of Student Learning
Track 2: Student Engagement, Co-curricular Programs, and Mission Fulfillment
Track 4: The Impact of the Changing Higher Education Landscape on Institutional Mission
Lynda Rogers
UCSC Extension
Higher Education ≠ Job Training: Addressing the Tension with a Careers Course for Majors

Students cite enhanced employability as a primary reason for attending college, but faculty rarely see themselves as preparing students for jobs. This tension can be addressed with a careers course offered as part of the regular curriculum for majors. This session will explore the potential benefits of such a course.

Harold Stanislaw
Professor of Psychology
California State University, Stanislaus
Assessing Academic Internship Programs: Opportunities and Challenges

As high-impact practices such as internships proliferate throughout higher education, how do we effectively assess the outcomes of these experiences? This session will provide an overview of Menlo College’s academic internship program and a discussion about how student learning outcomes are assessed both in and out of the classroom.

Angela Schmiede
Dean of Academic & Professional Success / ALO
Menlo College