Liberal Education and America's Promise
Public Opinion Research
AAC&U commissions and analyzes research studies that explore public attitudes toward liberal education and key outcomes of college in the 21st century.
National Surveys of Employers
"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)
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
Findings from Focus Groups with Students
Other Public Opinion Research