Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
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Mar 11, 2014
A think tank report calls out the private college lobby for opposing a national database on students, which proponents say would bring much-needed accountability to higher education. 

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January 27, 2012
It starts with "ass" -- but get your head out of the gutter; it's not what you think. Still, some deans suggest avoiding the word around professors.
January 20, 2012
Five interactive screens at the University of Florida aim to encourage students to debate contentious issues politely. The early returns are good.
January 16, 2012
City Colleges of Chicago have a 7 percent graduation rate. If that number doesn't go up, the system's chancellor, presidents and trustees could lose their jobs.
December 20, 2011
GPAs of male students drop when teams have more on-field success, study finds; partying the likely cause.
December 19, 2011
Federal panel appears to have rejected idea of decoupling accreditation and financial aid eligibility, favoring less-dramatic changes to quality assurance system.
December 8, 2011
Citing severe state budget woes, community college leaders are pessimistic about the feasibility of the push to graduate more students, survey finds.
November 18, 2011
In redesign of accreditation process, Western agency will publish reports on colleges and require institutions to define graduates' "levels of proficiency" -- but proposals to compel peer comparisons face pushback.
November 17, 2011
This year's National Survey of Student Engagement broke down learning by major, and while some students are working more than others, they're not necessarily more prepared.
November 14, 2011
Report finds that use of standardized measure of student learning drove curricular innovations at consortium of private colleges -- but produced little (so far) in measurable improvement.
November 8, 2011
Two staffers at Oberlin, working off hours, created website promoting their alma mater. Every line features a word most colleges would never use in their marketing.

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