UIS New Graduate Career Outcomes

This issue has become at the forefront of not only higher education institutions but also stakeholders such as parents, prospective students, and legislators due to heightened accountability measures such as the national College Scorecard.

Below outlines how to increase the value of the UIS degree and how the data may be utilized:

  • The U.S. Department of Education and President Obama developedĀ The College Scorecard to address college affordability and value and to provide transparency for consumers when comparing institutions; a category of the scorecard is “Employment” which outlines the kinds of jobs and average earnings students have when they graduate; we want to ensure UIS has the ability to provide a comprehensive report
  • Compile a network of new alumni who are interested in mentoring current students and/or who can provide the CDC with additional internship and job opportunities from their employer
  • Provide specific data to academic programs for accreditation reports and/or to reference when making curriculum updates, considering new academic majors or concentrations in demand, or to publicize student success stories
  • Report academic major outcomes to new prospective student and family members when asked what our “placement rates” are at Preview Days and other recruitment activities

How can I contribute in collecting career outcome data?

  • When students indicate he/she has obtained a new job or has been accepted into graduate school, document this information by logging into CareerConnect and complete the placement form (within the survey tab).
  • Encourage students to complete the emailed Destination Survey or access the link underĀ Surveys within the CDC website during the semester their degree will be conferred; explain how extremely important the information is and how results will be used and reported in aggregate format