Talent Development Plan

In higher education, economic development means proactive institutional engagement, with partners and stakeholders, in sustainable growth of the competitive capacities that contribute to the advancement of society through the realization of individual, firm, community, and regional-to-global economic and social potential.  (APLU, UEDA [2015] Higher Education Engagement in Economic Development: Foundations for Strategy and Practice)

Colleges and universities enhance the competitiveness of their communities and regions—and also serve global society—through many diverse programs, services, and activities that span realms of:

  • Human Capital/Talent: Cradle-to-Grave Human Capital and Talent Development
  • Research and Innovation: Research, Creative Works, Problem-Solving, and Entrepreneurship
  • Stewardship of Place:  Community-Connected Institutions and Stewardship for Vibrant Communities

At Section 3:  Taxonomy of Programs, the Higher Education Engagement in Economic Development: Foundations for Strategy and Practice suggests that with respect to Talent _ Workforce Development the:

Following are the kinds of programs institutions might consider as aligning with the Talent Development category of this taxonomy.

   21st Century Skills/Core Competencies for Functioning in Careers and Civic Life

  • Critical thinking skills
  • Communication skills
  • Relationship-building skills (networking)
  • Negotiation/persuasion skills
  • Public speaking skills
  • Listening skills
  • Basics of managing—schedule, time, projects, people
  • Leadership
  • Building confidence
  • Mentorship
  • Citizenship
  • Ethics/protocol
  • Cultural sensitivities (across generations, gender, social, communities, race, ethnicities)

   Degree Programs in the Arts and Sciences

  • Sciences and Mathematics
  • Arts and Culture
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

    Professional Degree Programs (incomplete list)

  • Business
  • Medicine/Allied Health/Nursing/Pharmacy / Dentistry
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Design and Architecture
  • Computer Sciences and Information Technologies
  • Biotechnology/Bioengineering
  • Public Administration
  • Education
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Agriculture/Life Sciences
  • Agriculture/Natural Resources
  • Journalism
  • Special Schools/Colleges, (e.g. Forestry, Mining, Textiles, Hospitality/Tourism, etc.)

    Experiential Education and Discovery-Based Learning Programs

  • Internships
  • Residencies
  • Post-doctoral fellowships
  • Cooperative education
  • Apprenticeships
  • Service learning
  • International and cross-cultural programs
  • Senior design / capstone projects
  • Undergraduate research
  • Leadership development

    Active alignment of curricula to industry/employer needs

  • Competency maps
  • Customized programs—technical training; executive education, etc.
  • Certification programs
  • Multidisciplinary degree programs, such as Professional Science Masters Programs
  • Vocational training/trade studies, such as coding boot camps
  • Professional development “short” courses

    Active programs in Pre-K–12 education

  • Science education/experience programs
  • Career information programs
  • Programs that focus on the future needs of public school teachers, such as how to teach science, math, common core
  • On-site pre-school or other year-round, on-campus pre-K–12 programs and services
  • On-campus summer academies for K–12 students
  • STEM or STEAM academies
  • Talented and gifted academies
  • Entrepreneurship programs/academies

    Active programs in adult education

  • Extension education and programming
  • Literacy programs
  • Community-oriented education and training courses/programs

    Faculty training/development for engagement

  • Inter-disciplinary research and engagement
  • Community-engaged research/scholarship
  • University-industry demonstration partnership
  • Communicating Science Workshops

For FY17, all items and sub-items struck through are things OVPED will inventory but are done elsewhere at NMSU _ Las Cruces and throughout the System,  Those items and sub-items not struck through are things OVPED can contribute to, focusing upon Santa Teresa, Cd. Juarez, and Chihuahua (to start).   They are the foundation of the OVPED Talent Development Plan.  FY17 will provide baseline numbers, with the intent to increase each FY thereafter.