Relentless Measurement

That’s ever more the rule in the rest of the economy.

Not so much on college campuses — but you have to wonder: for how much longer?

What if students rated lectures like they rate ride-share drivers?

What if employers demanded more precise predictors of future success than a good GPA from a famous college?

At this point, we can all agree that the famous ratings are fundamentally flawed and actively unhelpful.

Though I think we ought to be careful what we wish for here, someone is going to figure out a better way sooner or later.

And if I were a professor, an administrator, a student, or an employer, I’d be thinking hard about what kind of metrics I’d be looking for — for myself and others in the system.