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Daniels Slams Magazine's Polling Results
Updated January 2, 2014 7:28 AM | Filed under: Education
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(WEST LAFAYETTE) - Purdue University is teaming up with the Gallup polling company to create a new measurement of how colleges and universities are performing.

"U.S. News and World Report" magazine is currently the most closely-watched report of numerous rankings of American colleges. But Purdue President Mitch Daniels says some of those rankings are "worse than useless." He says there is a real need for an accurate measurement of how a school's graduates do in the workplace.

Daniels says Gallup's decades of public-opinion research give the company the ability to quantify subjective questions such as whether they feel productive on the job or whether their work is important.

He says research shows a correlation between workers who feel engaged on the job and the profits they generate for their employers.

The Gallup-Purdue Index will combine those measurements with data on how many of a school's graduates are employed and how much they earn.

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