Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
Sep 21, 2016
Responding to sharp criticism, regional accrediting agencies will focus extra attention on institutions with below-average performance.

Surveys

March 9, 2016 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2016 Survey of College and University Presidents addresses issues such as campus racial protests, nontraditional presidents, and the Obama administration's higher ed agenda.

The survey was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

On Thursday, April 7, Inside Higher Ed editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik shared and analyzed the findings and answered readers' questions in a webinar. View the webinar.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from ELS, Hobsons, Jenzabar and Keypath Education.

Booklets

"Data, Analytics and Student Learning" is Inside Higher Ed's latest print-on-demand compilation of articles.

The booklet features articles about trends, debates and strategies of a range of institutions.

This compilation is free and you may download a copy here.

And you may sign up here for a free webinar on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. Eastern about the themes of the booklet.

The booklet's publication was made possible in part by the advertising support of Blackboard.

Archive

September 30, 2016

A major criticism from students who have dropped out of graduate school is the lack of support they received from their professors, write Melissa A. Brevetti and Dana Ford.

September 21, 2016

Responding to sharp criticism, regional accrediting agencies will focus extra attention on institutions with below-average performance.

September 12, 2016

Report finds initiative fatigue and a lack of accountability, among other obstacles, are preventing colleges from improving student outcomes.

September 12, 2016

As we begin a new academic year, institutional leaders should engage their campus communities in honest, data-driven conversations about what to do better, argues Bonita J. Brown.

September 9, 2016

More than 70 institutions are testing different measures of student learning amid new government effort to evaluate universities on teaching quality.

August 31, 2016

The American Bar Association takes a hard line on two law schools' admissions standards amid criticism that the group's accrediting arm is not doing enough to help struggling law-school graduates.

August 30, 2016

Florida International U explores whether redesigning courses according to best practices actually leads to improvements for faculty members and students.

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.

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