At Oregon State University, the Career Champions program is a “professional development opportunity for faculty and instructors to learn tangible ways to add career connection in the classroom, while advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion and examining the barriers to access for first generation students, students of color, and low-income students.” The six-week program is a collaboration among the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Office of Academic Affairs and the Career Development Center.

A cohort of 14-15 faculty/instructors put in one synchronous session hour per week and approximately two hours of asynchronous work on their own. By the end of the six-week program, this results in the development of a National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) career competency statement for their syllabi, a NACE competency map to align their curriculum with career readiness competencies, the redesign of an activity or assignment of their choice, and an individual plan of action outlining other changes they’ll make to their course and why.

The program is facilitated and coordinated by the Director of Career Integration through the Career Development Center.

Read more about it here.