Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
Jan 11, 2019
Proposal to lift cap on college programs offered through unaccredited entities stirs concerns about giving companies back door to federal student aid.
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

"Making Higher Education More Efficient and Effective" is Inside Higher Ed's new downloadable compilation of articles.

You can download the print-on-demand booklet, free, here.

On Thursday, March 22, Inside Higher Ed's editors presented a free webcast to discuss the themes of the booklet. You may view a recording of the webcast here.

This booklet was made possible in part by the advertising support of Laserfiche.

Archive

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.

April 7, 2011

Ask many a college president about assessment of student learning at his or her institution, and the first thing you hear is “Nessie,” as the acronym of the National Survey of Student Engagement is pronounced. The increasingly popular survey is offered to students at hundreds of colleges -- asking students questions about their in-class and out-of-class experiences, interactions with faculty and peers, and much more. The theory behind NSSE is that such measures of engagement are crucial to student success.

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