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University of Phoenix Smart education

  1. 2. <ul><li>In today’s competitive, ever-changing world, you need employees who have more than technical expertise. </li></ul><ul><li>You’re not alone. </li></ul>
  2. 3. Companies recently ranked these skills as most in demand: <ul><ul><ul><li>96% interpersonal communication </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>93% collaboration/teamwork </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>92% creative problem solving </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>88% critical thinking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>78% technical skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Source: Apollo Group, Inc. In-Demand Skills Survey, December 2004 </li></ul>
  3. 4. Often, employees don’t have the skills employers need. <ul><li>For example, in a national survey: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>46% reported inadequate problem-solving skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>36% indicated insufficient reading, writing and communication skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Source: The Manufacturing Institute, Deloitte Consulting, LLP, 2005 Skills Gap Report </li></ul>
  4. 5. University of Phoenix understands. <ul><li>Our degree programs may help students: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>develop relevant knowledge and skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>contribute effectively to their organizations </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Specifically, our degree programs are: <ul><ul><ul><li>developed by academic professionals, often in collaboration with industry experts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>regularly updated </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>designed to incorporate six learning goals </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 7. University of Phoenix learning goals <ul><ul><ul><li>Professional competence and values </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Critical thinking and problem solving </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Information utilization </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Team learning </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Learning goal #1 Professional competence and values <ul><li>Graduates will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>have disciplinary knowledge and abilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>be able to apply their knowledge in real-world settings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>demonstrate appropriate values and ethics </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Learning goal #2 Critical thinking and problem solving <ul><li>Graduates will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>reason clearly and critically </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>identify and evaluate problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>recommend and select among alternative solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>implement solutions and evaluate the consequences </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Learning goal #3 Communication <ul><li>Graduates will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>communicate effectively verbally and in writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>analyze their audiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>choose appropriate communication tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>adjust the content of messages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>deliver their messages accordingly </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Learning goal #4 Information utilization <ul><li>Graduates will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>research issues and gather information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>analyze the plausibility and accuracy of information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>utilize information appropriately to address issues or inform action </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Learning goal #5 Collaboration <ul><li>Graduates will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>work effectively in diverse groups to achieve tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>function well in team settings as both leaders and followers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>respect human diversity and behave in a tolerant manner </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Learning goal #6 Team learning <ul><li>Team learning: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>promotes intellectual and technical knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>provides validation and opportunities to explore ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>enhances skills in teamwork, negotiation and cooperation </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. University of Phoenix works for employers and employees. <ul><ul><ul><li>A variety of programs are available, complementing your business and employees’ interests. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Practical learning is emphasized. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Employees attend class at times that don’t interrupt work. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty members have advanced degrees and experience in the fields they teach, resulting in quality, real-world learning. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Remember, higher education can provide an edge. <ul><li>Providing higher education opportunities may help businesses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>recruit and retain the best individuals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>grow talent within their organizations, which is important as “boomers” retire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>develop the effective workforce needed to increase revenues and profitability </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Helping your business is part of our business.