Higher Edu Quality – Outcomes Need to Go Beyond Financials


Researchers and public officials traditionally focus on how much money recent graduates earn, R&D engagement, etc.  The principal investigator of the College Educational Quality project, a study of two selective, midsize research institutions (one public, the other private) would like to see more outcomes linked to education rather than just economic (or how well recent graduates earn).

I agree! It is not about how grand an institution in terms of how many Nobel laureates it has as professors, or the amount of research expenditures and papers it produces. Neither, how many its graduates earn (this may vary with region and discipline, etc), but whether employers are satisfied with what the graduates know and are able to do with what they know.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s