Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
Nov 13, 2018
New study says the evolving economy creates a greater need for their skills, but that many colleges could do better at thinking about what graduates can do and helping them translate that into jobs.
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

February 14, 2011

Colleges need to harness their own research expertise to focus on how students advance or fail to do so, writes Diana Chapman Walsh.

February 7, 2011
As U.S. panel studying accreditation begins to set agenda, it is urged to focus on "prodding" over "fixing."
January 19, 2011
Voluntary accountability system for community colleges releases first draft set of standards for small group of two-year institutions to test.
December 8, 2010
California's Compton Community College loses recognition over range of management issues.
December 3, 2010
Education secretary asks his advisory committee on accreditation for legislative suggestions for the next renewal of the Higher Education Act.
December 1, 2010
Biennial "Measuring Up" report card on higher education progress won't be published this year, as founder looks for a new home and new backers for it.
November 29, 2010
Education Department proposes stripping recognition from agency that accredits liberal arts institutions.
November 5, 2010

A new alliance of college presidents was born today, aiming both to show the world that colleges are working to measure and improve student learning and to put pressure on themselves to intensify that work.

October 26, 2010

The assessment movement has inspired valuable research and numerous organizations, but Linda Suskie asks whether colleges really know why these efforts matter.

September 24, 2010
As largest regional accreditor toughens stance on for-profit colleges, two major companies, Bridgepoint and Argosy, seek shift to Western region -- which says it won't be a patsy.

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