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“Advancing Talent Development: Steps Toward a T-Model Infused Undergraduate Education” 
Philip Gardner, PhD
Heather Maietta, EdD
Editors
Copyright © Business Expert Press, LLC, 2020

Summary:

Talent development is key to organizations keeping pace with today’s rapidly changing workplace. Companies require talent that possesses discipline and systems mastery, combined with an ability to handle cross-functional, multicultural teams, projects, and assignments. Yet, colleges and universities face challenges in preparing students across all the competency dimensions employers demand.

The T-model conjures academic and professional development in a way that allows institutions to provide students with a solid foundation, built through rich academic and co-curricular experiences so they can adapt to the evolving workplace. In this volume, readers are introduced to the dynamics of the workplace that generate the need for T-shaped professionals. Representatives from different segments of higher education share how they infuse the T-model across the curriculum, and industry professionals offer insights on the necessity to grow as a T-shaped professional, once new graduates enter the workforce.

About the Authors/Editors:

Philip Gardner, PhD, leads the Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University. For 34 years, the institute has pursued research focused on the transition from college to work, early socialization in the workplace, national labor market trends from new college graduates, and experiential education. Phil initiated work on the T-model 10 years ago and is a strong advocate for the model as a means to reimagine undergraduate education.

Heather Maietta, EdD is an associate professor in the Doctorate of Higher Education Leadership at Regis College. Her research areas include college to workforce readiness and the T-model; first generation doctoral student completion; and forced transfer students.