Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
Mar 11, 2014
A think tank report calls out the private college lobby for opposing a national database on students, which proponents say would bring much-needed accountability to higher education. 

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September 3, 2013
Ben Miller explains how the White House can lead the way in designing a meaningful college rating system.
August 27, 2013
President Obama is right to want colleges to prove their worth – but his “myopic” plan ignores how much students learn, writes Richard Hersh.  
August 23, 2013
Obama proposes expansive college rating system. Making it happen won't be easy, but higher education leaders said they'll play ball.
August 9, 2013
Northern Arizona University rolls out competency-based degrees, which will come with a new form of transcripts.
August 5, 2013
Accreditor shuts down Ivy Bridge College, raising questions about where to draw the line in online partnerships between colleges and technology companies.
August 2, 2013
Next wave of student learning assessments from testing firms could be boon for employers and competency-based education.
July 24, 2013
Washington is gearing up for the next round of fights over for-profit colleges, with student veterans and gainful employment getting top billing.
July 19, 2013
Faculty members at Iowa's 3 public universities must demonstrate learning outcomes and report on how students achieve them. Proponents see "continuous improvement," while critics see paperwork.
July 11, 2013
Everyone seems to have a theory as to why humanities majors are disappearing. One doctoral student thinks the trend is due to women's widening career paths. His notion is gaining traction.
July 10, 2013
Diverse group of 18 institutions, with Gates's backing, releases new set of metrics to measure colleges' performance and return on investment.

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