Interested in education policy? Would you like to learn more about the U.S. system of higher education? Please join us for a presentation by leading U.S. education policy expert Mark Schneider for an overview of key debates taking place right now in the U.S. higher education landscape. While the higher education sector in the United States is highly respected around the world for its quality, American educators, students, and parents continue to debate the best ways to develop universities and colleges to promote student success. Dr. Schneider’s work focuses on using data to hold educational institutions accountable for the learning and employment outcomes of their students, and his influence on crucial education policy issues in the United States continues to be felt. The lecture will be in English. We hope to see you for what should be a fascinating discussion – please remember to bring your ID.
More information about Dr. Schneider:
Mark Schneider is a vice president and an Institute Fellow at AIR and President of College Measures. Prior to joining AIR, Dr. Schneider served as Commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics from 2005-2008. In 2013, the Chronicle of Higher Education selected him as one of the 10 people who had the most impact on higher education policy in that year.
He is the author of numerous article and books on education policy. His most recent book, The University Next Door, edited with KC Deane, was published by Teachers College, Columbia University. Other books include Getting to Graduation, edited with Andrew Kelly, published in 2012 by Johns Hopkins University Press. Higher Education Accountability, edited with Kevin Carey, published by Palgrave in December of 2010. Charter Schools: Hope or Hype?, written with Jack Buckley, was published by Princeton University Press in 2007. Schneider’s 2000 book, Choosing Schools, also published by Princeton University Press, won the Policy Study Organization’s Aaron Wildavsky Best Book Award.
Dr. Schneider is also a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of political science at the State University of New York, Stony Brook.
Dr. Schneider has been working on increasing accountability by making data on college productivity more publicly available. To that end, he is one of the creators of www.collegemeasures.org, where he serves as president.