Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
Jan 23, 2019
Saying it wants to "again become a place where talent feels valued and nurtured," Ghent University overhauls its system for faculty evaluation to de-emphasize quantitative metrics and annual progress reports. Professors will be asked about their goals and what they are proud of.
Oct 03, 2018
Researchers hoped that online communications would prod students to nearly double their study time. It barely budged, but their study shows how scholars can measure impact (or lack thereof) of educational interventions.

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Archive

July 11, 2018

University is supposed to abide by standards requiring honesty and integrity. But is it in compliance after revealing that its business school lied for years to get higher rankings? U.S. News also seeks more information.

July 3, 2018

Alex Small takes issue with some of the approaches and aims of the assessment movement.

June 20, 2018

Key Education Department official says innovators in higher ed should not be held back by their accreditors.

June 14, 2018

Describing his service on a voluntary visiting team, Bob Ubell defends regional accreditation as a form of “deliberative democracy” and urges us not to hand it over to a federal education police force.

June 11, 2018

Before education secretary restored federal recognition to ACICS, report by department staff failed the organization on numerous standards.

June 8, 2018

Lobbying group for independent colleges says it's open to expanding federal data collection on student outcomes but remains opposed to student-level database favored by public colleges and many policy makers.

May 31, 2018

Savannah State professors object to a new, unwritten policy judging their teaching effectiveness by how many D or F grades they give.

May 14, 2018

After students at Texas Christian University are suspended for allegedly using the Quizlet app to cheat on their exams, professors are warned this case may be the tip of the iceberg.

May 7, 2018

A smart, opinionated researcher and interpreter of the higher ed enterprise dies at the age of 75.

May 1, 2018

A recent study questioning the value of such practices mistakenly assumes that just making them available suffices. How they are implemented is crucial, George Kuh and Jillian Kinzie write.

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