Public Opinion Research

Findings from AAC&U Survey of Member CAOs

“Bringing Equity and Quality Learning Together: Institutional Priorities for Tracking and Advancing Underserved Students’ Success” (November 16, 2015)

Findings from Employer Research

"Falling Short? College Learning and Career Success" (January, 2015)

"It Takes More Than a Major: Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success" (April, 2013)

"Raising the Bar: Employers' Views on College Learning in the Wake of the Economic Downturn" (January, 2010)

"How Should Colleges Assess And Improve Student Learning? Employers' Views on the Accountability Challenge" (January 2008)

“How Should Colleges Prepare Students To Succeed in Today’s Global Economy?" (January 2007)

Findings from Student Focus Groups and Survey

Optimistic About the Future, But How Well Prepared? College Students' Views on College Learning and Career Success (April, 2015)

More Student Focus Group Findings

Other Public Opinion Research


Survey of AAC&U Member CAO's

New survey of chief academic officers finds that four out of five AAC&U member institutions have defined learning outcomes for their students; with campus learning outcomes mirroring the LEAP recommended "essential learning outcomes."

Findings from Focus Groups with Private Employers