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=='''NACE - National Association of Colleges and Employers'''==
=='''NACE - National Association of Colleges and Employers'''==
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* [http://www.naceweb.org/uploadedFiles/NACEWeb/Research/Salary_Survey/Reports/SS_ExecSummary_Sept2012.pdf| NACE Salary Survey September 2012]
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* [http://www.naceweb.org/uploadedFiles/NACEWeb/Research/Salary_Survey/Reports/SS_ExecSummary_Sept2012.pdf NACE Salary Survey September 2012]
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* ''New York Times'' article [http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2011/03/20/career-counselor-bill-gates-or-steve-jobs/your-college-major-matter-less-over-time| "Just Wait 10 Years"] - "Liberal arts graduates frequently catch or surpass graduates with career-oriented majors in both job quality and compensation"
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* ''New York Times'' article [http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2011/03/20/career-counselor-bill-gates-or-steve-jobs/your-college-major-matter-less-over-time "Just Wait 10 Years"] - "Liberal arts graduates frequently catch or surpass graduates with career-oriented majors in both job quality and compensation"
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* ''Forbes'' article [http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2012/04/12/college-degrees-with-the-highest-starting-salaries/| "College Degrees With The Highest Starting Salaries"] - "Engineering majors earn the best salaries, according to the survey, at a median of $59,000. Not surprisingly, the lowest earners graduate in humanities and social science, with a median salary of just $35,000"
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* ''Forbes'' article [http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2012/04/12/college-degrees-with-the-highest-starting-salaries/ "College Degrees With The Highest Starting Salaries"] - "Engineering majors earn the best salaries, according to the survey, at a median of $59,000. Not surprisingly, the lowest earners graduate in humanities and social science, with a median salary of just $35,000"
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* "BU Today" piece - [http://www.bu.edu/today/2011/liberal-arts-vs-career-majors-what%E2%80%99s-an-education-for/| Liberal Arts vs. Career Majors: What's an Education For?] - "Liberal arts majors catch up with their career-major peers a decade after graduation, as skills gained from a liberal arts education—clear communication, for example—become more valuable in many careers over time"
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* "BU Today" piece - [http://www.bu.edu/today/2011/liberal-arts-vs-career-majors-what%E2%80%99s-an-education-for/ Liberal Arts vs. Career Majors: What's an Education For?] - "Liberal arts majors catch up with their career-major peers a decade after graduation, as skills gained from a liberal arts education—clear communication, for example—become more valuable in many careers over time"
= Know your audience - who to advocate to =
= Know your audience - who to advocate to =

Revision as of 14:52, 9 October 2012

Contents

History of the issue of advocacy - why do we need to advocate for the humanities

What the statistics say

Graphics

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    • Comparison of prospects of student one year out of graduation (2011): (1) Social Science, (2) Natural Science, (3) Arts and Humanities
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    • Variety of stats and images comparing prospects of humanities majors with other degrees: GRE scores, LSAT scores, GMAT scores, Salary increase by major, etc.
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    • Figures on tuitions cost/employment options for university grads in general- negative
  • Payscale Canada
    • Search for Salary by Degree/Major Subject for Country: Canada
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    • Unemployment and Earning for College Majors

Statistics Canada

Major Field of Study Unemployment Rate
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 8.7
Education 3.3
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 6.2
Humanities 5.9
Medieval and renaissance studies 9.0
Social and behavioural sciences and law 5.3
Business, management and public administration 4.9
Physical and life sciences and technologies 5.8
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 6.1
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 5.4
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 5.2
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 3.9
Dental, medical and veterinary residency programs 2.3
Personal, protective and transportation services 6.1

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Know your audience - who to advocate to

Frame your message

Ethics around advocacy

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