Higher education leaders will begin discussing the value of a liberal arts education in the job market at a national conference hosted by Wake Forest University today.
The event titled “Rethinking Success: From the Liberal Arts to Careers in the 21st Century” will run from today through Friday at Wake Forest’s campus and will feature Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State, as the keynote speaker.
Andy Chan, vice president for personal and career development at Wake Forest, said in an email that the conference’s goal is to address whether or not higher education is fulfilling its role of preparing students for life after college.
“What’s unique is that we’re actually crowdsourcing a roadmap to redefine how we collectively better prepare students for life after college,” Chan said. “Something we can implement at our individual institutions to affect change on a national level.”
Faculty and administrators from more than 70 colleges and universities nationwide will be attending the conference, including UNC-CH. The conference is also open to the public, but there is limited space and attendees must register at rethinkingsuccess.wfu.edu.