Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
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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September 20, 2011
The leaders of two student surveys -- used by hundreds of colleges but questioned lately by some researchers -- defend their projects.
August 26, 2011
U. of Texas chancellor's plan to improve accountability and productivity receives praise from several directions, a rarity in the state these days.
July 15, 2011
Agency threatens to terminate approval of online for-profit college in California, citing its failure to reveal problems with certifying that students met degree requirements.
June 13, 2011
As U.S. panel brainstorms about big-picture changes to accreditation, ending agencies' role as gatekeepers and moving away from a regional system appear to gain favor.
June 9, 2011
As the federal committee that oversees accrediting agencies meets, the consensus is that the Education Department is becoming more stringent.
May 25, 2011
Spat between Ellis U. and regional accreditor highlights challenges for institutions and regulators alike as higher ed business partnerships grow in scope and complexity.
May 13, 2011
Higher ed associations create panel to study and suggest changes to quality assurance system -- not least to ward off government action.
April 14, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO -- Four years ago, as a member of a panel convened by then-Education Secretary Margaret Spellings to negotiate new federal regulations on accreditation, Ralph A. Wolff was among several accreditors forced to respond to criticism that they must do more than simply require the colleges they accredit to measure whether their students are learning, as they had been doing for years.
April 12, 2011
Community colleges piloting Voluntary Framework of Accountability say they see value in project but complain of difficulty collecting data.
April 11, 2011
At Forum on Education Abroad conference, practitioners describe a wide array of tools and research projects under way to better gauge academic gains in overseas learning.

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