Evaluation of skills needed in college education by colleges of agriculture alumni from 1862 and 1890 Land Grant universities in Alabama and Tennessee

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College Student Journal

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The purpose of this study is to examine college skills Alumni from 1862 and 1890 Land-Grant universities in Alabama and Tennessee rated as essential to acquire in their college education. The data are from a survey of colleges of agriculture alumni who graduated from six land-grant universities in Alabama and Tennessee. IBM SPSS Statistical Package for Windows Version 20 was used to analyze the data. In rank-order, results indicated that student rated skill in oral communication, skill in problem solving, skill in written communication, skill in motivating and managing others, skills in personal time management, skill in setting personal goal as the most essential in their college education. Other skills rated as essential are, quantitative analyses skill, computer use and basic statistical techniques.


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