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ERIC Number: EJ814306
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep-19
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Boeing to Rank Colleges by Measuring Graduates' Job Success
Basken, Paul
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n4 pA1 Sep 2008
Boeing Company, the Chicago-based aerospace giant, has spent the past year matching internal data from employee evaluations with information about the colleges its engineers attended. It has used that analysis to create a ranking system, which it plans to unveil in the coming month, that will show which colleges have produced the workers it considers most valuable. With a 160,000-person work force that includes 35,000 engineers worldwide, Boeing may make a mark where the government and others have not--raising the possibility that employers could become a major force for college accountability. This article describes the possible implications of the Boeing approach and its potential pitfalls.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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