Monday, June 15, 2015

Institutions say this is the new priority in higher education - Ron Bethke, eCampus News

Survey reveals institutions, like UC Irvine, are putting greater effort into tracking graduates’ success and helping them continue learning through short-term programs. According to the results the Education Advisory Board (EAB)’s annual Future of Online and Professional Education Survey, improving how institutions track career success has emerged as the highest priority for senior executives of online and professional higher education programs. In the survey, 95 percent of respondents expressed interest in better longitudinally tracking graduates’ career outcomes. Though many institutions primarily are interested in whether or not students got a job after graduating and their average salary data, there is also interest in developing more sophisticated and inclusive metrics for career success.

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