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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March 10, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2017 Survey of College and University Presidents was conducted in conjunction with Gallup.

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Archive

September 29, 2015

New data from Gallup-Purdue survey find only half of alumni "strongly agree" that college is worth what they spent. Students with experiential learning opportunities and supportive professors were more likely to agree.

September 28, 2015

Colleges are using a nonacademic skills test from ETS to try to boost graduation rates and in remedial course placement. One university gives the test to all its athletes.

September 25, 2015

A new faculty-led system aims to answer the question by analyzing student work -- and without relying on standardized tests.

September 23, 2015

Repayment rates may replace default rates as key measure of quality. That's bad news for many for-profit and historically black colleges, and some community colleges, too.

September 15, 2015

The administration's new college Scorecard makes such students invisible, writes U of Phoenix president.

September 15, 2015

The White House's new College Scorecard will let students know what they are paying for and allow colleges to move the dial on student completion, writes Nancy Zimpher.

September 14, 2015

The Obama administration releases its revamped consumer tool -- in lieu of a college ratings system -- featuring data on postcollege earnings and how well students are repaying their loans.

August 31, 2015

Inside Higher Ed explores JumpCourse, an online education platform, after a former professor finds that a course lacks rigor and sophisticated sense of its subject matter -- even as the American Council on Education vouches for its quality.

August 31, 2015

California community college system panel recommends the state's two-year colleges find a new accreditor, capping years of tension with its regional commission.

August 10, 2015

As one student success program at the University of Texas at Austin thrives, officials at partner institutions in the University Innovation Alliance examine what might work best on their own campuses.

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