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

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."

November 17, 2008
New data from engagement survey suggest that two-year institutions need to have higher expectations of students -- especially outside of the classroom.
November 11, 2008

As Measuring Up 2008 prepares to grade higher education progress on a variety of fronts, most states' efforts to gauge academic outcomes have stalled, writes Peter Ewell.

November 10, 2008
In challenge to rankings business, new data from National Survey of Student Engagement show variation in educational quality is more prevalent within institutions than between them.
October 22, 2008
Many say U.S. graduation rate formula is hopelessly flawed. U. of Alaska at Anchorage creates its own method -- and invites others to follow.
October 13, 2008
As deans, professors and association leaders meet to advance and assess liberal education, they reach tentative accord on a national, coordinated strategy.
September 29, 2008
Long criticized for providing too little information about their prices and performance, college groups are now pouring (often overlapping) information onto the Internet.
September 22, 2008
Prodded by new president, university system -- which has shunned national assessment effort -- prepares to adopt broad public data reporting.
August 18, 2008
One university's boast about its CLA test scores suggests that student learning outcomes might be the next battleground on which colleges compete.
August 4, 2008
Professors and administrators from dozens of independent colleges gather to share advice -- and their concerns -- about using the Collegiate Learning Assessment effectively.

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