Dr. Mark Schneider Named One of Ten Individuals with ‘Lasting Impact’ on Higher Education in 2013

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Dr. Mark Schneider, a vice president of the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and President of College Measures, has been selected by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of ten individuals “who have had a lasting impact” on higher education during 2013.

Dr. Mark Schneider, a vice president of the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and President of College Measures, has been selected by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of ten individuals “who have had a lasting impact” on higher education during 2013.

Announcing its 2013 Influencers List, the Chronicle said “Schneider has made it a personal mission to see that students know how long it will take them to get their degree, what it will cost them, and what they are likely to earn once they graduate. As a result, he is changing the national conversation about college accountability.”

Before joining AIR, Dr. Schneider was Commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics from 2005-2008. He now serves as president of College Measures, a partnership between AIR and Matrix Knowledge Group, which helps states make higher education data publicly available to students, parents and policymakers.

The College Measures reports “make it possible for students and policy makers to see which degree programs are producing the highest- (and lowest-) earning graduates and to compare one institution's programs with another’s,” the Chronicle noted.

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Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education and workforce productivity. For more information, visit http://www.air.org.

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