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Jul 31, 2015
New framework for AP U.S. history has more American exceptionalism and more on the Founding Fathers, responding to critics who said first version was too leftist.

Surveys

Sept. 18, 2014: Inside Higher Ed's 2014 2014 Survey of College and University Admissions Officers explored the perspectives and opinions of campus admissions and enrollment leaders on a range of pressing issues. Download a copy of the survey report here.

The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

On Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed will present a free webinar to discuss the results of the survey. Sign up here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of admissions directors was made possible in part by advertising from ELS Educational Services, Jenzabar, Liaison International, and Perceptive Software.

Booklets

"Diversity in the Student Body" is a print-on-demand booklet focusing on demographic and legal issues and the strategies used by different institutions to diversify their campuses.

A copy of the the free booklet may be downloaded here.

And you may sign up here for a free webinar on the booklet's themes, to be held Tuesday, June 30, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

The booklet was made possible in part by the financial support of Pearson.

Archive

January 30, 2015

The Education Department's ratings framework embraces the concept of adjusting outcomes for student demographics -- an approach that would be unusual for the federal government but that isn't without its critics.

January 28, 2015

Purdue's politician turned president wants a nationally normed measure of what students learn -- and he's tired of waiting. Professors want meaningful assessment but aren't sold on standardized exams.

January 13, 2015

In first year Goucher applicants may by judged on a short video and Bennington applicants by an application portfolio they design, both colleges report early signs of success.

January 8, 2015

New study on online comments suggests big gap in the way men and women perceive evidence of gender bias in sciences. What does that mean for efforts to diversify STEM?

January 8, 2015

Does language use and topic selection predict academic success in college? A new study suggests it does. (Hint to high schoolers: Move beyond personal experiences.)

January 7, 2015

U.S. News & World Report continues to tweak its ranking of online programs, but critics say the publication's claims about their importance go too far.

January 5, 2015

Intervening with low-income, high-ability high schoolers can change college choices in favor of more competitive institutions, study finds. But their images of liberal arts colleges and flagship universities may still deter enrollments.

December 9, 2014

The percentage of Chicago ninth-graders who will earn a bachelor's degree within 10 years has doubled, due to increased high school graduation and college enrollment rates. But the base was quite low.

November 19, 2014

At academically competitive institutions with big-time college sports, a large gap exists between athletes and the average student -- leaving plenty of room for colleges to compromise their academic mission.

November 19, 2014

Study says research productivity among recent Ph.D.s drops off precipitously for all but the top-performing graduates, especially of the high-ranked departments. Why? 

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