Long-range Academic Master Plan (LAMP) Task Force MINUTES December 5, 2014 3:50-5:00 pm SBSB 4117 MEMBERS PRESENT: STAFF PRESENT: A. Carr, R. Eisenbach, K. Haddad, B. Kristan, D. Kristan, B. Rich, P. Stall, P. Wells I. Approval of Minutes II. General Discussion Points The San Diego Workforce website was discussed as follows: http://workforce.org/industry-reports It was agreed by all that the matrix would be a great tool. Debbie is hoping to have an initial version soon. Discussion ensued regarding Jobs being “Task dependent” Majors should be embedded with skill sets; employers want “soft skills” and Leadership skills, will train for the positions. Who are we competing with institutionally? PLNU, USD, SDSU It was noted that CSUSM needs to be able to meet our cultural differences as well. Regina noted the Value Improvement Program is rolling out here on campus and that the campus is very aware of the gap that exists between the skill level of students and their confidence, which translates into difficulty “selling” themselves for a position. Employers say that our students make very good employees. Great work ethic, not entitled. What do we want to see that would make us stop and take notice when it comes to growth rate? Growth rate matched with degrees feed into jobs. It’s a tough parameter to nail down. The gaps between the actual jobs and the demand really need to be studied. Further discussion took place about what information will be best for the matrix Community Colleges can now offer Bachelor degrees because they’re being responsive to employer’s needs. The chart on Page 13 of the San Diego Workforce report in the Engineering Occupations sector says that some of the skills employers want include a Bachelor’s degree with jobs you would not normally need a degree for. Clean Energy Sector Most jobs don’t require Bachelors, possibly specialized construction focus. It seems like there is a disconnect between the classical degrees we offer and the current job market. SDSU and UCSD run a lot of Certificate programs through their extension programs. The book Theory of Disruption by Clayton Christensen was a recommended read. It talks about how new things can sometimes appear to be “not good” in the beginning but get better as time goes on. Life Sciences Lab Techs – BA’s? Science Majors get more lab experience at CSUSM than at SDSU Biotech doesn’t typically hire right out of Undergrads, they use a lot of Temps and Interns Rev010615KH/kr Look at the Full Report to determine Practical vs. Educational – it’s about a 50/50 split The same report points to the need for a robust internship program Speech and Language pathology is very heavy on field training at CSUSM. Most forward thinking program is based in Waterloo where 75-80% of students are co-op students. The University runs on the quarter system so students are in school 2 semesters and placed in a job 2 semesters. When they graduate they have the desired “2 years of experience” Would be a good idea to find a couple of Degree’s that we could focus on. Medical Lab Techs – very few CSU’s offer, but very high demand. Regulatory Affairs Analyst: No degrees specifically addres this. Quality Assurance; needs chem/bio background Piggybacking Certificate programs, many think “tread with caution” on certificate programs III. Job Readiness Article IV. Rev010615KH/kr Can Post-Secondary education keep pace with societal needs – report says no. The report says there are gaps between what’s being taught and what employers are looking for. It’s a constantly evolving job market, which requires continually skilled/trained employees. Predicting out to 2018, we need to be careful not to chase a ball that is going up but could come down quickly. Consider broader job titles. Common core standards are shifting to Argumentative Writing. San Marcos district is preparing for the change. ADJOURNMENT Cancel the January 18th meeting.