AAC&U Presents Ness Book Award to Beyond the Skills Gap

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 15:00

AAC&U presents the 2018 Frederic W. Ness Book Award to Beyond the Skills Gap: Preparing College Students for Life and Work for its contributions to the understanding and improvement of liberal education. Written by Matthew T. Hora, Ross J. Benbow, and Amanda K. Oleson, Beyond the Skills Gap emphasizes the critical role of educational practice and design in preparing students for the workforce, ensuring future employees develop robust technical expertise, cultivate problem-solving and communication skills, transfer abstract knowledge to real-world situations, and foster a lifelong aptitude for self-directed learning.