Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
Jan 23, 2019
Saying it wants to "again become a place where talent feels valued and nurtured," Ghent University overhauls its system for faculty evaluation to de-emphasize quantitative metrics and annual progress reports. Professors will be asked about their goals and what they are proud of.
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.

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

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Archive

August 26, 2016

If we are going to use taxpayer dollars for job training, we must be assured the programs will create new jobs, argues Anthony P. Carnevale.

August 24, 2016

Study of tens of thousands of college students finds that those who were open to change their major were more likely to graduate than those who decided right away.

August 22, 2016

Ten colleges earn national award for meaningful, cross-campus efforts to track student learning and use results to improve classroom practices.

August 17, 2016

Education Department announces eight winning partnerships in experiment to open federal aid to alternative providers, with a possibly influential new way of assuring academic quality.

August 8, 2016

College of Charleston professor says he's been forced out of a job for refusing to list learning outcomes to please an accreditor. He's suing and says academic freedom is being violated.

July 20, 2016

Author of new book on foundations describes how Gates has used venture philanthropy, measurable goals and a close relationship with the Obama administration to influence policy, and says Gates's approach may be shifting in promising ways.

July 13, 2016

Professors and presidents consider whether their business models, demographics and programs must change for institutions to thrive.

July 11, 2016

Education Department's proposed rule for student debt forgiveness could threaten traditional colleges as well as for-profits, particularly over its broad view of what counts as misrepresentation.

July 5, 2016

New interstate network seeks to help students transfer across state lines without losing credits, but also defers to faculty members at each college about how to measure learning.

June 30, 2016

Everyone complains about not getting reliable data on student success, but no one does anything about it. Until now, write Mary Ellen Petrisko and John Etchemendy.

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