Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
Mar 22, 2019
President delivers on promise to punish colleges that don't show they guarantee free speech on campus, and includes language on outcomes data and risk sharing. But it's unclear what force it will carry.
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

"High-Impact Practices for Student Success" is a new compilation of topical and timely articles from Inside Higher Ed.

A free copy is available for download here.

And you may sign up here for a free webcast on the themes of the booklet on Tuesday, Mar. 5, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

The booklet was made possible in part by the financial support of Portfolium.

Archive

June 26, 2007
State and private college groups unveil plans for public release of data on tuition, graduation and -- in some cases -- student learning.
June 21, 2007
Study calls Spellings Commission recommendation "misleading" because of wide differences in outcomes by academic discipline.
May 7, 2007
Research university group plans voluntary accountability system, but Spellings panel chairman knocks pace of reporting.
April 19, 2007
Education Dept. offers compromise on measuring learning outcomes, but colleges say plan would still "federalize" accreditation.
March 29, 2007
Here's why the work of a U.S. panel reviewing federal rules on accreditation matters.
February 23, 2007

Almost from the beginning of its work, the Secretary of Education’s Commission on the Future of Higher Education made it clear that it considered the American system of higher education accreditation to be falling short of its mission to be the chief guardian of quality among the nation’s colleges.

February 2, 2007
Governor links new funds for higher ed to required exit exams. He sees accountability. Others see Spellings Commission's dark side.
January 17, 2007
Blackboard's push brings one of higher ed's biggest companies into new field -- welcome news for some, worrisome for others.
December 6, 2006
Education Department panel blasts controversial accreditor of liberal education programs, restricting its authority for 6 months.
November 3, 2006

Listen to some critics of higher education, and you'll hear constant calls for more accountability and assessment.

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