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Muskingum Selected for Curriculum-to-Career Innovations Institute

Muskingum University has been selected as one of 54 institutions to participate in the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Curriculum-to-Career Innovations Institute.

The Fall 2022 virtual institute, co-directed by the AAC&U and IBM, will focus on supporting efforts to develop campus-industry partnerships and to strengthen connections between university learning and workforce preparation. Experts from higher-education and industry will serve as mentors.

The initiative will be co-led on campus by Molly Dunn, Executive Director of Muskingum’s Impact Center – the University’s state-of-the-art career readiness center – and Shelley Amstutz-Szalay, Dean of Student Educational Services. Associate Professor of Business Laura Geiger, Assistant Professor of Communication Shawn Starcher, and Professor of Chemistry Lois Zook-Gerdau will also serve on the Curriculum-to-Career Innovations team.

The team’s project will focus on enhancing experiential learning, curricular and co-curricular engagement, integration of career skills across the curriculum, and the development of students’ ePortfolios.

Muskingum previously participated in the AAC&U Summer 2021 High Impact Practices and Student Success Institute.

To learn more about the Curriculum-to-Career Innovations Institute, visit the AAC&U website.

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