Postsecondary Value Commission
What is college worth? And for whom? These questions were on Americans’ minds before COVID-19, and now more than ever. The foundation is supporting the work of a diverse group of institutional leaders, policymakers, researchers, students, and advocates to help answer these questions and propose actions to make value more widespread—and equitable.
Our grantmaking in this area focuses on strengthening the metrics available to gauge equitable student outcomes and institutional performance; the systems for gathering and reporting those metrics; and policies and practices around using those metrics to take action. Our priorities seek to:
Increasing the capacity of institutions
Increase the capacity of colleges and universities to connect data sources across campus so that faculty, advisors, and college leaders have access to better and more timely information to help students.