Gainful employment takes another hit in court, jeopardizing a possible appeal and raising questions about federal collection of data on higher education.
Assessment and Accountability
Higher Learning Commission puts "public good" into regional accreditation while considering probation of the University of Phoenix. Will more for-profits stumble?
A professor's reflection on personalities prevalent in academe strikes a chord with scholars.
Should universities require graduate students to pare down years of research into a soundbite that can be understood by non-scholars?
Florida International University has embarked on an ambitious effort to internationalize the curriculum and assess students' global learning.
Seeking to counteract rankings' intense focus on research, the country adapts a European tool that provides data on universities, warts and all.
As Stanford spurs discussion of trimming time-to-degree for Ph.D.s, CUNY offers model for public institutions that might want to kill tradition of grad school as a place you "check in and never check out."
Regional accreditors must respond to the rise of competency-based education or risk becoming less relevant, writes Paul LeBlanc.
Knewton says its data-rich system can read students' minds. The company has landed Arizona State and Pearson as partners -- will the rest of higher education follow?
It's in vogue (again) to argue that getting a higher education may not be necessary. It's an old theme, John Thelin notes, and many of the arguments make the opposite case.