New Metrics for Measuring the Impact of Higher Education
How will we measure the impact of education, capturing the full range of outcomes we value?
Universities know more about their students before they enter as freshman than they do when these students graduate, which sums up how broken the assessment system in higher education is. This fascinating roundtable on new metrics looked at two major pieces of that problem: First, the current grading and evaluation system is crude and doesn’t measure the critical attributes that comprise the whole person. And second, the the communication of what students have learn to employers and the outside world is totally inadequate. Luckily, there are promising developments that suggest we are making headway on both fronts.