Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
Jul 22, 2014
The Microsoft founder and head of influential foundation tells college business officers that big changes are on the way -- but offers moderated views on role of technology and push for college completion.

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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.

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.

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