Congress starts getting specific about higher education policy changes, with calls for deregulation and the expansion of competency-based education.
Assessment and Accountability
The Obama administration expects to have a first draft of its college rating system by this spring after a nationwide listening tour this fall, the education secretary says.
Complete College America talks up peformance-based funding at its annual meeting, releasing a report that rates the 16 states that have tried it so far.
David Bergeron and Steven Klinsky explain how a new innovation-focused accreditor could ensure the quality of individual courses and drive down the cost of a degree.
Talk of a new accreditor for emerging course providers or even individual courses heats up, as experts describe how the idea might take shape.
Georgia Tech official describes Udacity partnership on Capitol Hill, provoking back-and-forth about whether accreditation encourages or deters innovation.
Ben Miller explains how the White House can lead the way in designing a meaningful college rating system.
President Obama is right to want colleges to prove their worth – but his “myopic” plan ignores how much students learn, writes Richard Hersh.
Obama proposes expansive college rating system. Making it happen won't be easy, but higher education leaders said they'll play ball.
Northern Arizona University rolls out competency-based degrees, which will come with a new form of transcripts.