What is the ‘right’ education for today’s college students? Are we teaching to the test, to Federal mandates? Why are so many students not finding work after graduation? Should a colleges education be more narrowly focused? Should it prepare a student for a specific job? If so does that leave a student too narrowly focused with no creativity? How can we give students an education that will get them a job but allow for the entrepreneurial spirit that made America the industrial giant it is today?
Fayneese Miller, Ph.D. – Dean, College of Education & Social Services, University of Vermont
Dr. Miller serves on the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Truancy Prevention Association Board. Her work includes a study on perceptions of racial/ethnic bias for the Rhode Island Supreme Court. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science Task Force on diversity in higher education.