Term Paper La for New Millenium

928 Words Aug 14th, 2012 4 Pages
As we move out of the 20th century into a world where technology is changing the way we work and play and are educated, college enrollment is at an all time high. But based on the SAT and ACT scores, academic achievement has declined leading to the question in Joyce Baldwin's article, "Liberal Arts for New Millennium", of whether or not a liberal arts background should still be included in the definition of "an educated person". A half a century ago the traditional college degree was a bachelors in a liberal arts discipline. Recently a large number of degrees acquired are in a specific profession or in business, or business administration type discipline. While that worked for a long period of time, we are now in a changing world of …show more content…
However, I was offered another assignment so after I cross-trained my replacement in Costa Rica I moved on to my new assignment managing the clients 300+ Third Party Vendor software contracts. I was the central point of contact and met with the client on site, face to face and handling all types of issues. I then took on a second account that mainly did hardware/software ordering, and auditing of services provided. I figured my second account would be totally outsourced but not my main job because only back office type work was being outsourced. Much to my surprise both my accounts were outsourced. They only gave one month notice to find another assignment or accept layoff. One rarely acquires another assignment when they are on the 'list' so after I trained my replacement in Brazil I was laid off. The issues addressed in the article hit home with me. We need to be diversified, have an understanding of cultures in today's diversified technological society, and strive to be in a position that cannot be outsourced. This education in Applied Studies is exciting and is helping me gain a new perspective in our business environment, striving for a 'whole new mind'. In conclusion, our world is advancing faster than colleges have been able to keep up with these changes. Acknowledgement that change is in order is the first step to improving our colleges for today's demands as well as future demands. It is important to have a college

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