Last updated on February 7, 2024
Dallas College has been selected as one of 12 institutions to participate in the Equitable and Inclusive Curriculum-to-Career Models project through the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).
This two-year program will assist institutions such as Dallas College in designing and implementing equity-centered curricular models that “connect student learning to career exploration, development of professional purpose
, and acquisition of transferrable skills.”
For Dallas College, this project ties in with its Marketable Skills initiative between Academics and Career Services. This program is designed to prepare students with six identified traits that translate to career success: critical thinking, communication, personal responsibility, teamwork, social responsibility and quantitative and empirical skills.
According to a news release earlier this month, implementation strategies for the curricular models will have a collaborative approach with multiple stakeholders, including faculty, career center directors, administrators
, and industry leaders.
Among the top goals of this program is to advance equity within student outcomes, evaluation, professional learning
, and partnerships.
The project is supported by a grant from Lumina Foundation.
“We are grateful to Lumina Foundation for recognizing the essential need to support faculty in identifying authentic connections between curricular goals and career preparation,” AAC&U president Lynn Pasquerella said in the news release. “This work is necessary for advancing higher education, student success
, and our economy.”
Along with Dallas College, other institutions taking part in the program include Clark University, Gallaudet University, Lorain Community College, Loyola University Maryland, Michigan State University, Agnes Scott College, St. Edward’s University, St. Mary’s College of California, University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Northern Colorado and University of Washington Tacoma.