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"Gallup polling applies research acumen to higher education" is a podcast interview with Brandon Busteed, Executive Director of Gallup Education. Busteed discusses how the powerful data maintained by Gallup can be applied to higher education to help address the issues of value and accountability. Specifically, Gallup’s ability to gather information regarding career engagement and well-being can be of great use as institutions of higher education seek to demonstrate success with behavioral economic indicators. Mr. Busteed suggests traditional economic measures or outputs are not enough to meet American’s current expectations of postsecondary education.

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

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Radio Higher Ed, LLC

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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.

RadioHigherEd020F001.mp3 (1514 kB)
The Intersection of Gallup’s Research and Higher Education (1:36)

RadioHigherEd020F002.mp3 (3504 kB)
Expanding the Accountability Discussion to the Ultimate Value of a College Degree (3:44)

RadioHigherEd020F003.mp3 (2127 kB)
Measures That Matter: Engagement and Well-being (2:15)

RadioHigherEd020F004.mp3 (3708 kB)
The debate about college and university ratings and rankings (3:57)

RadioHigherEd020F005.mp3 (5103 kB)
A Shift in Emphasis: Student as Protagonist (5:26)

RadioHigherEd020F006.mp3 (3255 kB)
The broken linkage between degrees and jobs (3:28)

RadioHigherEd020F007.mp3 (4532 kB)
Gallup’s Tool for Improving Education Quality (4:50)

RadioHigherEd020F008.mp3 (1028 kB)
Institutions and Accreditors as Collaborators (1:05)

RadioHigherEd020F009.mp3 (4286 kB)
The Predictive Value of Behavioral Economic Measures (4:34)

RadioHigherEd020F010.mp3 (4620 kB)
Challenging Long Held Assumptions About the Quality of Education (4:55)

RadioHigherEd020F011.mp3 (2515 kB)
Concluding Remarks: George Gallup and “A Life Well-lived.” (2:40)

RadioHigherEd020F012.mp3 (8363 kB)
Analysis by Kathryn Dodge, Alison Griffin and Elise Scanlon (8:55)