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dc.contributor.authorBridgstock, Ruth S
dc.contributor.authorJackson, Denise
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-24T23:01:45Z
dc.date.available2019-10-24T23:01:45Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1360-080X
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/1360080X.2019.1646378
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/388666
dc.description.abstractDespite ongoing efforts by universities, challenges and tensions continue to exist in academic discourse, policy and practice around graduate employability. These factors can militate against the sector’s capacity to prepare learners for life and the world of work, because they promote unclear, and sometimes counterproductive and competing, courses of action. This article suggests that higher education institutions’ approaches to graduate employability reflect at least three concurrent aims. The aims relate to: (i) short-term graduate outcomes; (ii) professional readiness, and; (iii) living and working productively and meaningfully across the lifespan. The commitment to each of these aims is often tacit and ill-defined, and varies within as well as between institutions, and over time. This article attempts to navigate a productive path through the multiple aims and agendas in graduate employability, along with the definitional and measurement challenges, to identify pragmatic, workable approaches for universities. It suggests some actionable principles to enhance employability that address the tensions and challenges between the three employability aims.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom468
dc.relation.ispartofpageto484
dc.relation.ispartofissue5
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Higher Education Policy and Management
dc.relation.ispartofvolume41
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHigher Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducational Administration, Management and Leadership
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation Systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administration
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130304
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1301
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1303
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1605
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsEducation & Educational Research
dc.subject.keywordsGraduate employability
dc.subject.keywordsgraduate outcomes
dc.subject.keywordsuniversity policy
dc.titleStrategic institutional approaches to graduate employability: navigating meanings, measurements and what really matters
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBridgstock, RS; Jackson, D, Strategic institutional approaches to graduate employability: Navigating meanings, measurements, and what really matters, Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019, 41 (5), pp. 468-484
dc.date.updated2019-10-24T10:10:28Z
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.rights.copyright© 2019 Taylor & Francis (Routledge). This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management on 25 Jul 2019, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/1360080X.2019.1646378
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gro.griffith.authorBridgstock, Ruth S.
gro.griffith.authorJackson, Denise


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