Making changes to comply with the College Scorecard
EACE Blog contribution by Amy Weinstein, Assistant Director/Technology Manager at Bryant University
It’s the “elephant in the room” in many of our career centers. How will the need for detailed outcomes data change the way we work in the future?
In February 2013 in his State of the Union Address President Obama introduced the College Scorecard. Part of the College Scorecard asks: “how many of its graduates get jobs, what kinds of jobs do they get, and how much do those graduates typically earn?” For the first time, Career Services is in a unique position to make an impact on how colleges and universities will be rated. Marilyn Mackes, Exectuive Director of NACE writes on the NACE blog, January, 2014, “Outcomes Data: Let’s Own the Opportunity Ahead.” She states that this is an opportunity for career centers to lead the way in an area that many in the public and private sectors don’t care about.