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.

 

US Project to Make Higher Education More Affordable

Two young senators (still paying back their education loans) want to make higher education more affordable  by withholding federal money from universities that fail to meet affordability and quality standards.  I am so proud that my university’s programs

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(NEU.me) will engage in continuous outcomes assessment for quality improvement!

 

 

 

More at

http://www.educationdive.com/news/senators-to-introduce-college-affordability-bill/203668/

http://www.boston.com/news/education/2013/12/08/youngest-senat
ors-seek-lower-college-costs/rdSyvIMWPwfPVJAsOzydIK/story.html