Making career choices based on openness to change, possibility

February 21, 2020

During her career as an academic adviser, Akiba Covitz was often told by colleagues that they had previously been advised to become the leading expert in their chosen subject matter. The advice Covitz offers is quite different: "Make decisions that open up the most future pathways." To help one make decisions that are amenable to change, the author recommends being open to alternative forms of teaching and learning and develop a new set of interests, as well as skills around online delivery. "If faculty can model a broader mind-set and a broader skill set, we are more likely to recruit, retain and ultimately reward our students in a rapidly changing economy," concludes Covitz.  Inside Higher Ed  (International)