Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
May 19, 2016
Author of a new book on how family matters for college women's success argues that four-year public institutions are increasingly dependent on active -- and wealthy -- parents, and that can harm students with less-involved parents.

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

April 18, 2016

Academic studies that have been critical of state performance-based funding policies lack the data to back up their conclusions, writes Martha Snyder, and fail to account for the design and implementation of these policies.

April 7, 2016

The student learning outcomes accreditors require too often reduce learning to inane, meaningless blurbs, writes Robert Shireman, which prevent the sort of quality assurance that puts student work at the center.

April 7, 2016

Most colleges put student work at the center of how they measure academic quality, writes Peter Ewell, who argues that abandoning student learning outcomes would be a serious mistake.

April 4, 2016

State performance funding formulas lead to small decline in Pell revenue per student, new study finds, suggesting public colleges may be gaming formulas by enrolling fewer low-income students.

March 18, 2016

As boot camps, online courses and other nontraditional academic offerings expand, several organizations angle to play an accreditor-like role in the growing space.

February 24, 2016

In a lawsuit that could chart new ground, the consumer bureau is battling in court for information about how an accreditor approved some of the most controversial for-profit colleges.

February 17, 2016

Measures of student learning, beyond grades, are on the rise, according to results of a new survey. But colleges are less likely to use standardized tests for learning outcomes.

February 17, 2016

New Gallup-Purdue study finds comparatively high levels of well-being and engagement among college athletes.

February 10, 2016

Studies of faculty development efforts at a liberal arts college and a land-grant university suggest the programs can have an impact on student outcomes.

February 2, 2016

Competency-based education can strengthen, not weaken, the liberal arts and provide a path to better wages and lives for adult students, Paul LeBlanc and Jim Selbe write.

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