The University of Kansas Employability Curriculum

The world economy is in significant transition. Colleges and universities are searching for the best ways to evolve and meet the traditional obligations of teaching, research and service.  Students as well as governmental and business leaders are looking to leverage higher education to achieve career and economic success.

Taking into consideration these and other factors, an Employability Curriculum specific to students of The University of Kansas was developed to position students for success in the global workforce and contribute to a strong American economy. The Employability Curriculum (pdf) is based on seven dimensions of employability: Academic Learning, Experiential Learning, Career Maturity, Professional Skills, Career Management, Meaningful Connections, and Global Perspective.

The Employability Curriculum (pdf) and these seven dimensions provide the foundation for the Career Advancement Program (CAP), which will be available to students starting fall 2015.


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