Brandon Busteed, Executive Director of Education and Workforce Development at Gallup, is a globally-recognized education expert. His mission is to measure the educational outcomes that matter most, connect education to jobs and job creation and promote a shift from knowledge mastery to emotional engagement in K-12 schools and higher education. He leads Gallup's work on the Gallup-Purdue Index.
Colleges are supposed to be learning organizations. But their staff and faculty rank lower than other U.S. employees do in measures of learning and growth.
A majority of Republicans say colleges and universities have a negative effect on the U.S. Could this have a long-term impact on higher education -- and on the country itself?
The top reason students, parents and the public value higher education is to get a good job. Yet too few have a good job waiting for them after graduation.
Colleges and universities need alumni to serve as mentors for current students and help them get internships.
"Liberal" is politically charged, and "arts" has a negative connotation regarding improving graduates' job prospects.
Top institutions have led an arms race of extensive new facilities, substantial growth in administrative staff, and an expansion of postgraduate degrees and programs -- with skyrocketing tuition. This is unsustainable.
Tips for the college-bound based on Gallup research
If you're like the majority of U.S. adults who pursued a postsecondary education, you would redo your degree type, institution or major.
Students and colleges could benefit from putting more emphasis on students' successful exit from -- rather than entrance into -- college in the form of effective career services.
Unemployment can be particularly devastating for young adults in high-income countries.
Postgraduate degree holders who took at least half of their classes online fare just as well on many employment and life satisfaction measures as those who took most courses in person.
The Ritz-Carlton is a model for colleges and universities -- but not in the way you think.
There's a coming data revolution in higher education, but it's not the "big data" revolution that many have been hyping. This revolution will be about the voices of consumers and constituents in higher education.
Teachers are not anti-assessment, according to a new Gallup/Northwest Evaluation Association study. And parents' and students' complaints about over-testing appear to be less widespread than news accounts might suggest.
Female former student-athletes outperform other college graduates on important career and life outcomes, according to a new analysis based on the Gallup-Purdue Index.
President Barack Obama's new $4 billion Computer Science for All initiative addresses a significant problem uncovered in a recent study Google and Gallup conducted.