Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
Feb 23, 2017
First data, based on analysis of work at 92 colleges, finds much success in writing, some success in critical thinking and more limited success in quantitative skills.

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

November 1, 2016

A random review finds five of 10 institutions fell short on backing up claims about graduates' job placement success.

October 21, 2016

Group of colleges releases voluntarily standards for competency-based education, which Education Department official says could help prevent the rise of bad actors.

October 11, 2016

While political support in Washington builds slowly for a federal student record database, Indiana and the University of Texas System get creative with their own data on how students fare after college.

October 6, 2016

A new entrant to the rankings offers some positive approaches, but more work must be done when it comes to providing students helpful information and supporting institutional improvement, writes Jamienne S. Studley.

October 6, 2016

Does performance funding for higher education actually work? According to the authors of a new book on the topic, the answer is both yes and no.

October 5, 2016

Furman University seeks to set itself apart by focusing on students' career and research experience, and the liberal arts university will create a team of mentors for each student, often including faculty members.

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.

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