Basic Course Forum
The essays you have just read offer valuable insights into the matter of matching communication knowledge and skills with employer needs. This topic is one of the more important issues facing the academy at present. Higher education in America is currently undergoing seismic shifts (Bok, 2013; Crow & Dabars, 2015). The model of higher education we have been developing since the late 1800s has served us well for over a century. But that model was developed to transition higher education from developing teachers and clergy to supporting broader societal needs of the Industrial Age (Davidson, 2017). With a very different nature of work in an Information Age, we need to revise curriculum and pedagogy accordingly.
Hess, Jon A.
"Looking Forward to Meet Needs: A Response to Edwards; Frey, Tatum, and Cooper; and Prentiss,"
Basic Communication Course Annual: Vol. 33, Article 20.
Available at: https://ecommons.udayton.edu/bcca/vol33/iss1/20