In a recent survey conducted by the American Council on
Education, an overwhelming majority of students from 22
universities reported satisfaction with their education, both in
terms of cost and time spent. But a growing number indicated that
the programs from which they graduated did not prepare them well
enough for jobs of the 21st century.
Several weeks ago, again published in the
Staten Island Advance, a revitalized Liberal Studies Program,
offered in the College of Professional Studies, with the
cooperation of St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Science, was
announced. Within this program, courses will be geared to
understanding the global changes affecting jobs and will be taught
by faculty whose interest in, and experience with, these new
approaches to a vastly changing economic climate here and abroad is
extensive. Over and above the usual internships associated with the
curriculum, a series of service opportunities spread across many of
the businesses of Staten Island and the surrounding areas, are
planned for all undergraduates.
Students accepted into this program will also be strongly advised
to spend time studying abroad, and will be closely mentored by
faculty and advisors.