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New book unveils faculty-led effort to chart concepts and competencies students should learn in six academic disciplines, with plan to create standardized tests. Will faculty members warm to this version of "learning outcomes"?
Measures of student learning, beyond grades, are on the rise, according to results of a new survey. But colleges are less likely to use standardized tests for learning outcomes.
Study's preliminary findings suggest that teaching quality and academic rigor are not necessarily stronger at prestigious institutions.
A new faculty-led system aims to answer the question by analyzing student work -- and without relying on standardized tests.
Study explores outcomes in Coursera's massive open online courses, suggesting many learners come away with tangible career and educational benefits.
Amid talk of higher education's possible disruption and unbundling, the Association of American Colleges & Universities stakes out an aggressive middle ground. Are people listening?
ACT decides to drop its popular Compass placement test, with a nod toward research showing that Compass funnels too many community college students into remedial courses.
U of Maine System wants to end campus-by-campus accreditation. Would local needs and faculty voice be lost?
Senate Republicans echo the Obama administration by proposing alternative pathways to accreditation and, possibly, federal aid for noninstitutional providers like Udacity, General Assembly and edX.
Higher education will be a hot topic if Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin runs for president, with budget cuts, university mission statements and a candidate's degree completion to debate.
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