Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
Feb 22, 2019
Senator Lamar Alexander wants to apply a single loan-repayment system to programs at all colleges, nonprofit and for-profit alike, drawing concerns about student access.
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.

Surveys

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

A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

On March 28, Inside Higher Ed Editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik presented a free webinar on the results and take your questions. Click here to view the webinar.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Cengage, Helix Education, Intellus Learning, Jenzabar, Rowan University and Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

Booklets

"High-Impact Practices for Student Success" is a new compilation of topical and timely articles from Inside Higher Ed.

A free copy is available for download here.

And you may sign up here for a free webcast on the themes of the booklet on Tuesday, Mar. 5, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

The booklet was made possible in part by the financial support of Portfolium.

Archive

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.

May 1, 2018

The University of Rhode Island managed to boost its student completion rates and change its gen-ed curriculum while recovering from the budget slashing of the recession.

April 18, 2018

An Obama-era program to give nontraditional providers access to federal financial aid has struggled to get off the ground, and three of eight participants have pulled out.

April 18, 2018

In a difficult environment for higher education and the nation, Mort Maimon discovers resilience in adversity in a somewhat surprising place.

March 27, 2018

The University of Texas System releases a new breakdown of student earnings, an alternative -- produced with U.S. Census Bureau -- to a prohibited federal database.

March 26, 2018

U.S. judge says Education Department failed to consider key evidence in judging agency for for-profit colleges, and orders a new review.

March 21, 2018

Veterans’ organizations add their voices to the chorus of college groups opposing House Republicans’ overhaul of the Higher Education Act.

March 2, 2018

Robert Kelchen, an emerging scholar and expert on higher education, discusses his new book on what the accountability push means for higher education.

March 1, 2018

Measuring student outcomes is ultimately about trying to improve teaching and learning, and professors should both support and lead such efforts, writes Kate Drezek McConnell.

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