AIMING HIGHER EDUCATION AT
GREAT JOBS AND GREAT LIVES
BRANDON BUSTEED
Executive Director
Education and Workforce Developme...
2
The Work-Preparation Paradox
Sources:
Lumina Foundation/Gallup Poll 2013
The 2013 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College & U...
3
DEMAND FOR HIGHER EDUCATION IS HIGH…
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95%
say it is very important to ...
4
…BUT QUALITY IS IN QUESTION…
% strongly agree
Traditional colleges and universities
offer high-quality education
29%
Com...
AMERICANS: “very important”
reason for getting education
beyond high school
(Gallup/Lumina poll)
5
…AND QUALITY IS DEFINED...
80
76
47
30
84
79
28
9
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
Knowledge Skills Major Alma Mater
Percent responding “very important”
...
WHAT BUSINESS LEADERS WANT MOST
Internships/on-the-job
experience
In your opinion, what talent, knowledge, or skills shoul...
n  Parents of 5th-12th graders
8
IN THE FUTURE: GOOD JOBS ‘COLLEGE’
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§ High School GPA,
Rank In Class
§ SAT, ACT
INPUTS OUTPUTS
§ GPA, R...
WHAT IS THE
ULTIMATE
OUTCOME
OF AN EDUCATION
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WHAT DOES A
‘GREAT LIFE’
LOOK LIKE?
Purpose
How you occupy your time; liking what you do each day
Social
Relationships and...
WELL-BEING MATTERS TO ORGANIZATIONS
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WHAT DOES A
‘GREAT JOB’
LOOK LIKE?
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IMPACT OF ENGAGEMENT
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GRADUATE WORKPLACE ENGAGEMENT
GREAT JOBS
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WELL-BEING GREAT LIVES FOR GRADUATES
Only 11% thriving
in all 5 elements of
well-being
More than one
in six not thriving
i...
IT’S NOT WHERE YOU GO
No Difference in Workplace Engagement or Well-being of Graduates Between Different University Types
...
IT’S HOW YOU DO IT
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“At least one professor who made me excited about le...
IT’S HOW YOU DO IT
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“Long-term project taking a semester or more to comp...
STUDENT LOANS CAN CRUSH WELL-BEING
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…AND THEY CAN STIFLE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
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26% 25%
21% 20%
16%
0%
5%
10%
...
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THE RIGHT COLLEGE EXPERIENCES COULD NET
BILLIONS FOR ECONOMY
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  1. 1. AIMING HIGHER EDUCATION AT GREAT JOBS AND GREAT LIVES BRANDON BUSTEED Executive Director Education and Workforce Development Gallup
  2. 2. 2 The Work-Preparation Paradox Sources: Lumina Foundation/Gallup Poll 2013 The 2013 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College & University Chief Academic Officers report 14%of Americans strongly agree that college graduates in this country are well-prepared for success in the workplace. of business leaders strongly agree graduating students have the skills and competencies that their businesses need. 11% 96%of Chief Academic Officers rate their institution as very/somewhat effective at preparing students for the world of work. The Work-Preparation Paradox Sources: Lumina Foundation/Gallup Poll 2013 The 2013 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College & University Chief Academic Officers report 14%of Americans strongly agree that college graduates in this country are well-prepared for success in the workplace. of business leaders strongly agree graduating students have the skills and competencies that their businesses need. 11% 96%of Chief Academic Officers rate their institution as very/somewhat effective at preparing students for the world of work. A BROKEN LINK BETWEEN EDUCATION AND WORK
  3. 3. 3 DEMAND FOR HIGHER EDUCATION IS HIGH… Copyright © 2014 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved. 95% say it is very important to somewhat important to have a certificate or degree beyond high school 41% of Americans, in the last 12 months, have thought about going back to get a certificate or degree
  4. 4. 4 …BUT QUALITY IS IN QUESTION… % strongly agree Traditional colleges and universities offer high-quality education 29% Community colleges offer high-quality education 19% Copyright © 2014 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved. HALF say U.S. higher education is the same or worse than higher education in other countries (46%) 58% say U.S. higher education is the same or worse than it’s been in the past
  5. 5. AMERICANS: “very important” reason for getting education beyond high school (Gallup/Lumina poll) 5 …AND QUALITY IS DEFINED BY A GOOD JOB Copyright © 2014 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved. To Get a Good Job 67% Top reasons FRESHMEN cite for going to college (UCLA CIRP) To Get a Good Job 88% PARENTS OF 5TH-12TH GRADERS: “very important” reason for getting education beyond high school (Gallup/IHE poll) To Get a Good Job 38%
  6. 6. 80 76 47 30 84 79 28 9 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 Knowledge Skills Major Alma Mater Percent responding “very important” Americans Business Leaders HOW DO HIRING MANAGERS MEASURE THE QUALITY OF GRADUATES? Please tell me if each of the following factors are very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important to managers making hiring decisions for organizations. Copyright © 2014 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved. 6
  7. 7. WHAT BUSINESS LEADERS WANT MOST Internships/on-the-job experience In your opinion, what talent, knowledge, or skills should higher education institutions develop in students to best prepare them for success in the workforce in the coming years? Copyright © 2014 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved. #1: 7
  8. 8. n  Parents of 5th-12th graders 8 IN THE FUTURE: GOOD JOBS ‘COLLEGE’ Copyright © 2012 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved.
  9. 9. 9Copyright © 2013 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved. § High School GPA, Rank In Class § SAT, ACT INPUTS OUTPUTS § GPA, Rank In Class § Retention Rates, Degree Attainment § Gainful Employment § And maybe… - CLA, etc. CURRENT EDUCATION MEASURES INSUFFICIENT Hope is a stronger predictor of college success than SAT and GPA.
  10. 10. WHAT IS THE ULTIMATE OUTCOME OF AN EDUCATION 10Copyright © 2014 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved. ?
  11. 11. WHAT DOES A ‘GREAT LIFE’ LOOK LIKE? Purpose How you occupy your time; liking what you do each day Social Relationships and love in your life Financial Managing your economic life to reduce stress and increase security Physical Good health and enough energy to get things done daily Community Engagement and involvement in the area where you live Copyright © 2015 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved.
  12. 12. WELL-BEING MATTERS TO ORGANIZATIONS Copyright © 2015 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved.
  13. 13. WHAT DOES A ‘GREAT JOB’ LOOK LIKE? Copyright © 2015 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved.
  14. 14. IMPACT OF ENGAGEMENT Copyright © 2015 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved.
  15. 15. GRADUATE WORKPLACE ENGAGEMENT GREAT JOBS Copyright © 2013 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved.
  16. 16. WELL-BEING GREAT LIVES FOR GRADUATES Only 11% thriving in all 5 elements of well-being More than one in six not thriving in any Copyright © 2015 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved.
  17. 17. IT’S NOT WHERE YOU GO No Difference in Workplace Engagement or Well-being of Graduates Between Different University Types Copyright © 2015 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved.
  18. 18. IT’S HOW YOU DO IT Copyright © 2015 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved. “At least one professor who made me excited about learning” 63% “Professors cared about me as a person” 27% “A mentor who encouraged my hopes and dreams” 22%
  19. 19. IT’S HOW YOU DO IT Copyright © 2015 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved. “Long-term project taking a semester or more to complete” 32% “Internship or job where applied learning” 29% “Extremely involved in extra-curricular activities & organizations” 20%
  20. 20. STUDENT LOANS CAN CRUSH WELL-BEING Copyright © 2015 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved.
  21. 21. 21 …AND THEY CAN STIFLE ENTREPRENEURSHIP Copyright © 2014 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved. 26% 25% 21% 20% 16% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% No debt $1-$10,000 $10,001-$20,000 $20,001-$40,000 $40,001+ Percentagewhostartedownbusiness Loan Debt for Undergraduate Education and Starting Business
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  26. 26. 26Copyright © 2013 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved. THE RIGHT COLLEGE EXPERIENCES COULD NET BILLIONS FOR ECONOMY

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