When Employment Is the Goal, Should 'Student Success' Include Dropouts?
Sydney Johnson, EdSurge
Associate Dean Kim Griffis wants to see every student at the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Community & Technical College complete his or her program, whether that’s a certificate or an associate’s degree. She’s believes it’s a good, if not necessary, safety net for students who leave their program for a job but may end up unemployed later on.
However, a full degree isn’t always what students need to achieve their goals. “In some cases, and especially in technical fields, it’s about a skill set,” she says.