CIRCA:Preparing for Advocacy


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

What the statistics say


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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
  • In the digital age, the much maligned, liberal-arts degree still has deep value
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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

NACE - National Association of Colleges and Employers

Know your audience - who to advocate to

Frame your message

Ethics around advocacy

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