The average student-to-professional staff level is 1,889 students to each career services professional, according to the 2012-13 Career Services Benchmark Survey.
Two obstacles to innovation in the career services office, expressed by our survey respondents, were budget constraints and lack of time.
The intent of the "College Scorecard" is to provide potential students and their parents with a clear way to judge the potential costs and likely benefits of attending one school as opposed to another, and make schools more focused on the end result, particularly the employment outcomes, of their programs.
Potential for innovation in the career center is more prevalent where budget and time are available to explore ideas, systems capture ideas, and stakeholders serve as sources of information and inspiration.
There are three primary factors that affect an organization’s potential for innovation—climate, leadership, and process. When the center incorporates several key elements of an innovative climate, it can be one of the principal drivers of innovation.
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