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At annual gathering of study abroad administrators, speakers describe a need for programs guided by more clearly defined learning outcomes.
Western Governors U. and others continue to expand competency-based education amid excitement (and confusion) about President Obama's praise of the approach.
Florida International University has embarked on an ambitious effort to internationalize the curriculum and assess students' global learning.
Professors rally behind a high school teacher who says No Child Left Behind has created a generation of test-takers unprepared for higher education.
Study raises questions about reliability of popular assessment tools used to measure learning that takes place in college. And research finds that students might not be as "academically adrift" as much-discussed book suggested.
Research backs reformers' criticism of remedial placement exams, but colleges rely heavily on them, a new study finds.
Seeking to supplement traditional forms of graduate program assessment, U. of Minnesota pilots an approach that asks key questions about students' needs and goals.
Community college in N.C. plans to evaluate "soft skills" and issue workplace readiness certificates for students who get passing marks.
New website creates digital badges for veterans, aiming to recognize military skills and training. Will it be the first badging experiment to catch on?
The Carnegie Foundation, which created the credit hour, considers a redesign so the standard could better fit with emerging approaches to higher education.
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