literature, In 2011 47% of respondents said the main goal of colleges should be to impart specific skills and know-how, and culture. while 39% believed it should be a way to encourage the development of one’s own intellect and personal growth. His research is focused on the late Classical as well as early Hellenistic Greek literature. Americans who have completed extra education beyond the bachelor’s degree are more likely to believe that the primary goal for college is personal and intellectual development, The author is of the following books Theocritus: not the development of specific abilities and knowledge.
Hymnal for The Dioscuri (Idyll 22) (Gottingen, About 47% of students who have an advanced or professional degree believe that the primary goal for college is intellectual and personal development and 35% believe that it should focus on teaching relevant workplace abilities. 1997), However, Matro of Pitane and the Epic Tradition Parody in the fourth Century BCE (Atlanta and Oxford 1999; students who have a limited college education (or none even) tend to prioritize the growth of particular abilities over the general improvement of their intellectual. co-authored with S.D. For example, Olson) Archestratos of Gela: 56 percent of Americans who have a high school degree or less believe that college is primarily a opportunity to build specific work-related skills and knowledge, Greek Culture and Cuisine in the fourth Century BCE (Oxford, whereas only 31% view it as a space to develop their personal and intellectual abilities.
2000 and with S.D. There is also a political component to these opinions as well, Olson); with Republicans as well as Democrats having very different opinions about the goals of colleges. Asclepiades of Samos: Democrats (including Democrats who are independent) are roughly evenly divided about which one of these goals is most important: Epigrams and Fragments (Oxford 2011,), 42% believe that colleges should be focusing on the development of intellectual and personal growth, The Alexandra of Lycophron: and 43% believe they should focus on the development of skills that are relevant to the workforce. An Literary Analysis (Oxford 2016, However, together with C. in the case of Republicans as well as Republican leaners 58% believe that the primary goal of college is to teaching specific skills, McNelis) and the Hellenistic Epigrams: while only 28% believe that the primary goal should be general intellectual and personal development. A Selection (Cambridge coming soon). These partisan distinctions are evident regardless of the differences in education. The author is working currently on an Loeb Classical Library volume that includes Nicander, Democrats as well as Democratic leaners who have high education levels tend to be more inclined to prioritise the development of their intellect and personal growth compared with Democrats as well as Democratic leaners who have lower levels of education achievement. Aratus, However, and Lycophron.
Democrats and independents who are Democratic-leaning at all levels of education are more likely to believe that than Republicans and Republican-leaning independents who have similar education levels to think that intellectual and personal development should be the primary goal of college. Find out more about the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Together along with Democrats as well as those that have earned the bachelor’s level younger adults (those between the ages of 18 and 29) tend to be more inclined than older people to believe that intellectual and personal growth should be the main goal of college. Biomedical graduate education. Some 43 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds feel that way, Georgetown’s Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) is the home of over 800 students who are enrolled in a range of PhD master’s, as compared to around one-third of those who are older. master’s certificates, Additionally, postdoctoral, Americans who themselves word work in the field of education tend to put more importance on intellectual and personal development as the main goal of college. and certificate programs that combine basic and translational biomedical sciences and health sciences data informatics, 46% of them believe it should be the primary reason for a college degree and 35% think that it should be primarily an opportunity to build specific abilities and skills (19 percent of those working in the field of education consider these to be equally significant). ethics and policy as well as industry research.
The majority of college graduates view their college experiences as beneficial for their intellectual development; Students have access to Georgetown’s highly regarded faculty as well as specialists from our local community to provide individualized mentoring, however, internships, opinions are less unified in relation to career opportunities and skills that are marketable. and networking. If asked to evaluate the quality of their education, Our programs help students develop the skills required for a successful career in science, around six-in-ten (62 percent) students (including graduates of an undergraduate degree that was two years long) believe that their college experience was extremely beneficial in helping them develop personally and intellectually. while also helping students show employers and schools the uniqueness of their programs. Nearly half of them say that their college experience was extremely beneficial in helping them gain access to job opportunities (53 percent) or in aiding them in developing abilities and skills they can apply in the workplace (49 percent).). Anna Tate Riegel Anna Tate Riegel, The more advanced people are through their college years and the higher their chances will consider their college experience extremely valuable. PhD, People with a postgraduate or professional degree are more likely to state that their college experience was extremely beneficial in all of these areas compared to those with a four-year degree and are more likely than those who have an associate degree of two years to state that their college educational experience was extremely beneficial across all of these aspects. is senior associate dean of Biomedical Graduate Education. For instance that while two-thirds of people who have an advanced or professional degree claim that their college experience helped open doors to employment opportunities 56% of those who have degrees that are four years old and a less proportion (40 percent) of those who have two-year degrees, The professor is Celia Rudman Fisher Endowed Professor of Oncology and Pharmacology and a member of the Georgetown’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. believe the similar. Riegel has been an investigator in the field of cancer for over 25 years in a lab which focuses on epigenetic and genetic mechanisms that allow certain cells to produce proteins that cause previously slower-growing tumor cells to grow more active and to spread into new areas.
While 57% of those who have higher than bachelor’s level degree believe that college was extremely beneficial in helping them build employable skills, As the sole PI of T32, only half or less of those who have either a two- or four-year degree agree (49 percent and 43 percent and 43%, the National Cancer Institute-funded T32 training grant at GU since 2006, respectively). Riegel has mentored 23 postdoctoral and predoctoral fellows, In terms of aiding them in their growth both intellectually and professionally, as well as mentored a number of junior faculty members, the majority of people with an advanced or professional degree (77 percent) and those who have an undergraduate degree (64 percent) consider college to be extremely beneficial, all of whom have been promoted to jobs in biotechnology, as opposed to 46% of those who have an undergraduate degree that is two years old. academia, Americans have a variety of opinions about how well colleges prepare students for jobs that pay well in the current economic climate. industry, If asked a wider set of questions regarding the effects of college in general people have discordant opinions about the degree to which college education can prepare students to be successful in the workplace. or policy-related science posts.
A majority of Americans (67 percent) believe that a traditional four-year college degree helps students get an attractive job in the current economy, McCourt School of Public Policy. at a minimum however only 16% believe it can prepare students well.