Type: School event

Measuring a Liberal Education and its Relationship with Labor Market Outcomes: An Exploratory Analysis

College and Beyond II: Liberal Arts and Life Colloquium Series


Rayane Alamuddin, Daniel Rossman

Date & time

Oct 2, 2020, 2:00-3:30 pm EDT


This is a Virtual Event.

In an exploratory project funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Ithaka S+R developed a novel approach to measuring a liberal arts and sciences educational experience, and examining its relationship with student outcomes. They will present their framework for defining and capturing the core features of a liberal arts and sciences educational experience, their index for measuring the degree to which a subset of higher education institutions in the US have offered those features to their students, and their institution-level analyses examining the relationship between index scores and students’ short-term academic and long-term labor market outcomes.

Colloquium series sponsors: University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA); Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR); College of Engineering; Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Education Policy Initiative (EPI); School of Education Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education (CSHPE); National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID)

The College and Beyond II project is supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.