Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
Feb 01, 2021
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign says it won't work with Proctorio past this summer, citing "significant" accessibility concerns. Will other campuses be next?
Aug 12, 2020
Colleges adopted an array of flexible assessment policies because of COVID-19 last spring. Many are reverting to their normal practices this fall -- though the term will be anything but.

Surveys

Jan. 21, 2020 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2019 Survey of Chief Academic Officers, conducted in association with Gallup, can be downloaded here, free.

Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

On Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed present a free webcast discussing the results of the survey. View the webcast here.

The Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers was made possible in part with support from Oracle, Watermark, Phi Kappa Phi and Gallup.

Booklets

"Using Data and Analytics in Campus Decision Making" is a new compilation of articles and essays from Inside Higher Ed.

You may download a free copy of the print-on-demand booklet here.

Inside Higher Ed will offer a free webcast on the themes of this compilation on Tuesday, March 9, at 2 p.m. Eastern. Please register to participate here.

This booklet was made possible in part by the support of AWS.

Archive

February 1, 2021

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign says it won't work with Proctorio past this summer, citing "significant" accessibility concerns. Will other campuses be next?

January 13, 2021

Instructors should consider the grading dilemmas caused by COVID-19 and recognize that traditional assessment methods have always been arbitrary and unproductive, argues Madeline Grimm.

November 30, 2020

Students are again seeking pass-fail options for this anything-but-normal fall. Institutions are far less lenient than they were in the spring -- with some exceptions.

May 11, 2020

Is the fight against cheating during remote instruction worth enlisting third-party student surveillance platforms?

April 23, 2020

How lenient, or not, should professors be with students right now?

March 17, 2020

The federal government opened the door for regional accreditors to operate in other parts of the country, and one agency is taking advantage, Judith Eaton writes. Is this a good idea or a bad one?

February 27, 2020

Freed by new U.S. rules, the accrediting agency for California, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands will review colleges outside its region -- the first regional accreditor to make such a move.

January 16, 2020

Data in a new online tool raise questions about how well public and nonprofit colleges and universities are doing in helping students earn enough to repay their debt.

November 21, 2019

The U.S. Department of Education released first-year earnings data for thousands of college programs. Some see a way to judge programs' value -- while others question the data's value.

November 18, 2019

Too often, policy makers in Washington aren’t aligned with their voters, argue Clare McCann and Alejandra Acosta.

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August 12, 2020

Colleges adopted an array of flexible assessment policies because of COVID-19 last spring. Many are reverting to their normal practices this fall -- though the term will be anything but.

April 8, 2020

Some colleges are changing how they collect and consider student ratings of instructors, citing the COVID-19-driven move online. Might that undermine a widely criticized (and used) tool?

October 3, 2018

Researchers hoped that online communications would prod students to nearly double their study time. It barely budged, but their study shows how scholars can measure impact (or lack thereof) of educational interventions.

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