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.
Although Americans have low confidence in H.S. graduates' readiness for work and college, there is agreement across party lines on how to improve.
The education system has long asked students to excel on standardized tests. But maybe we should be testing the opposite: what makes students unique.
How six key undergraduate experiences prime graduates to succeed in their work and lives after college.
Current metrics show American high school graduation rates at an all-time high and unemployment at a near historical low. So why aren't people celebrating?
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.
"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.