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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October 9, 2009

Ten years after the National Center for Academic Transformation began course redesigns, early adopters applaud learning outcomes but remain ambivalent about the cost reduction.

August 4, 2009

Another higher ed accountability system starts today, breaking new ground in examining program-level learning outcomes. Like others, it is constrained by concerns about disclosure and competition.

April 8, 2009

In a major new effort to assure rigor and relevance for college degrees at various levels, three states are today formally launching a project aimed at “tuning” academic programs in six fields of study.

March 2, 2009

A professor describes what accountability looks like on campus, and suggests that administrators or lawmakers be required -- when adopting requirements -- to estimate the hours needed.

February 5, 2009

To bury the debates about whether to measure student learning, higher education -- and the new education secretary -- should do the hard work of figuring out the higher skills that students should have, writes Merilee Griffin.

January 23, 2009

New center with backing from key education groups will compile data and case studies on evaluation of student learning. And new coalition plans to speak on higher ed's response to demands for accountability.

January 8, 2009

Reinforcing 2004 statement, liberal education group exhorts colleges to ramp up measurement of student learning -- but with emphasis on internal improvement rather than external accountability.

January 7, 2009

Latest engagement survey suggests a significant number of law school students are not adequately prepared for real-world legal writing.

December 12, 2008

Gallaudet U. tries to use annual student survey to measure the effectiveness of significant revisions in its undergraduate curriculum and institutional mission.

December 4, 2008

"You can’t measure what we teach."

"The results [of what our students gain in the classroom] won’t be known for 10 years."

"You're just going to use the information to evaluate us."

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