Dr. Mark Schneider: “Linking wage data to student decisions”

Join Radio Higher Ed co-hosts Kathryn Dodge, Alison Griffin and Elise Scanlon for a conversation with Dr. Mark Schneider, President of College Measures. We talk with Dr. Schneider about the impact of wage data on students’ higher education decisions, issues related to Return on Investment (ROI) of higher education, and the future of the student unit record system.


Individual Questions:
Overview of College Measure and the ROI of higher education (3:21)
The impact of a sole wage focus on higher education decisions (5:26)
What does a student need to know about higher education before they attend? (4:53)
Where is the economic value of different degrees from different institutions (1:32)
How are colleges looking at issues of economic value of degrees? (4:14)
Disclosure vs regulation (4:16)
Will transparency change consumer behavior in higher education? (1:58)
Institutions’ role with responsible student borrowing (1:31)
Status update on the work of College Measures and the future of the student unit record system (7:17)
What is the one idea that will move the work of college measures forward? (5:10)
How does the departure of key administration officials impact future policy conversations? (5:57)
Analysis and Commentary (16:00)


Podcast Intro and Exit music by Won (FLT RSK) / CC BY-NC 3.0

Produced in conjunction with the Average Guy Podcast Network

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