Mental health experts from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will present at the Training Institutes on July 15 - 20, 2014, which is being held at the Gaylord National Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
One in six who earns a Ph.D. in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) pursues a career outside the field, with women and blacks most likely to do so, finds a new American Institutes for Research (AIR) analysis of what general career paths and work these Ph.D. holders take up once leaving their discipline.
Dr. Gwen Willis-Darpoh, a senior researcher at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), will examine the ethnic diversity of K-12 classrooms in the United States and its impact on student performance during the Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations Annual Conference, being held in Vienna, Austria, July 9-11.
Dr. Dan Goldhaber, a leading economist specializing in educational productivity and teacher quality issues, is joining the American Institutes for Research (AIR) on July 1 as AIR Vice President and Director of the National Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER) at AIR.
The growing furor over the cost of college has spawned various explanations of why tuitions have escalated much faster than inflation and family income. Often, “administrative bloat” is blamed. It is easy to find examples of college presidents with exceptionally high salaries and other senior staff who don’t teach, and it is true that the numbers of non-teaching staff at our colleges and universities have risen markedly. But is it also true that our colleges are being overrun with administrators? Not necessarily.
We have no common metric to compare the learning outcomes of colleges and universities and no data to show if students graduating from college can read better than when they finished high school. We also have no data on whether going to an Ivy League school results in higher levels of learning than going to a state-supported school.