Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
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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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May 6, 2013
Reboot of Voluntary System of Accountability aims to give institutions more flexibility in reporting student learning -- but new options (including non-standardized one) may not have expanded enough to win many converts.
April 23, 2013
Professors are right to doubt the motives of many of those pushing for precise measures of student learning, but that doesn't mean the ideas behind assessment aren't valid or that they are inconsistent with the liberal arts, writes Adam Kotsko.
April 19, 2013
The factory production model can work as a means for evaluating community college efficiency, write Clive Belfield and Davis Jenkins.
April 4, 2013
Curricular systems and materials that adapt to the learner are emerging slowly but surely as a potentially major force in higher education, Peter Stokes writes.
April 3, 2013
U.S. accrediting agencies believe they have a role to play in facilitating mobility and improving the quality of overseas institutions, but will they find it difficult to uphold the integrity of their standards abroad?
March 21, 2013
Gainful employment takes another hit in court, jeopardizing a possible appeal and raising questions about federal collection of data on higher education.
March 12, 2013
Higher Learning Commission puts "public good" into regional accreditation while considering probation of the University of Phoenix. Will more for-profits stumble?
February 26, 2013
A professor's reflection on personalities prevalent in academe strikes a chord with scholars.
February 22, 2013
Should universities require graduate students to pare down years of research into a soundbite that can be understood by non-scholars?
February 20, 2013
Florida International University has embarked on an ambitious effort to internationalize the curriculum and assess students' global learning.

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