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"Linking wage data to student decisions" is a podcast interview with Mark Schneider, President of College Measures. Schneider in his work with College Measures seeks to provide students and families with useful data to better assess a degree’s return on investment. While a strong advocate for using economic data to inform degree, program, and institution selection by students and families, Schneider cautions against the use of these data in developing performance metrics to be used in performance based funding. Schneider also provides his thoughts and insights on how data transparency can be best utilized by the Department of Education and developing methods of addressing the long-term value of a degree or credential and what is needed for a student unit record system.

Interview facilitation, commentary and discussion presented by Kathryn Dodge, Alison Griffin, and Elise Scanlon of Radio Higher Ed.

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Copyright © 2013 Radio Higher Ed . All Rights Reserved. Podcast Intro and Exit music by Won (FLT RSK) / CC BY-NC 3.0 Produced in conjunction with the Average Guy Podcast Network.

RadioHigherEd016F001.mp3 (3144 kB)
Overview of College Measure and the ROI of higher education (3:21)

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The impact of a sole wage focus on higher education decisions (5:26)

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What does a student need to know about higher education before they attend? (4:53)

RadioHigherEd016F004.mp3 (1451 kB)
Where is the economic value of different degrees from different institutions (1:32)

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How are colleges looking at issues of economic value of degrees? (4:14)

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Disclosure vs regulation (4:16)

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Will transparency change consumer behavior in higher education? (1:58)

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Institutions’ role with responsible student borrowing (1:31)

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Status update on the work of College Measures and the future of the student unit record system (7:17)

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What is the one idea that will move the work of college measures forward? (5:10)

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How does the departure of key administration officials impact future policy conversations? (5:57)

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Analysis and Commentary (16:00)