When we think of the word ‘professionalism’, we often think of the workplace. However, a new trend in higher education, especially in many business courses, has shown that professors can transfer these soft skills to the classroom. These "people skills" describe the personal attributes that indicate a high level of emotional intelligence, or EQ.
Linda Barkacs, an Associate Professor of Business Law from the University of San Diego, has a strict professionalism policy (check it out) in her classroom - and she even assigns points to it! Professors with industry experience like Linda are helping prepare their students for the expectations and competitiveness of life after college.