Here's why the work of a U.S. panel reviewing federal rules on accreditation matters.
Assessment and Accountability
Governor links new funds for higher ed to required exit exams. He sees accountability. Others see Spellings Commission's dark side.
Blackboard's push brings one of higher ed's biggest companies into new field -- welcome news for some, worrisome for others.
Education Department panel blasts controversial accreditor of liberal education programs, restricting its authority for 6 months.
Listen to some critics of higher education, and you'll hear constant calls for more accountability and assessment.
While ETSs paper backs national measures of student outcomes, a discussion reveals differences with U.S. commission's approach.
By now, it is widely accepted that curricular efforts to "engage" students -- to involve them deeply in the process of learning and in the actual material they study -- pays off. But as the number and proportion of underrepresented minority students and academically underprepared students of all races in college grows, educators and policy makers have lacked hard evidence that "engagement" practices work for those students, too.
State college groups flesh out plan for members to make public a "bundle of information" about learning climate and student outcomes.