Education has long been faced with the notion that what they do bears no relation to the world outside academe. The public and private sector have often confronted the new graduate who needs to get a footing in the "real world" and learn how to apply what he has studied. The best solution for higher education is to produce students who both know their subject matter and can apply it while a student.
Patterson, Francine B. and Longbrake, David B.
"Integrated education in natural resource management: Connecting the university to needs around it through partnership,"
Natural Resources and Environmental Issues:
Vol. 7, Article 66.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol7/iss1/66