Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
Nov 19, 2015
Most students remain worried about money and the cost of required academic materials, and the impact is worse for minority students, the National Survey of Student Engagement finds.


March 13, 2015 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2015 Survey of College and University Presidents explored the views of presidents on the financial sustainability of their institutions, the Obama administration's rating system, sexual assault, race and their role in the tenure process, among other topics.

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

On April 14, Inside Higher Ed Editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik analyzed the survey's findings and answered readers' questions about them in a free webinar. View the webinar here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Academic Partnerships, Jenzabar and Pearson.


"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.


October 13, 2015

At a time when higher ed is subject to report cards and other scrutiny about its worth, the news media should more accurately depict the public's opinion, says Keith R. Martel.

October 9, 2015

Whether using the term "trigger warning" or not, professors should give students a heads-up about potentially traumatic content in the classroom, Julie Winterich writes.

October 9, 2015

In New York City, the health department and colleges are partnering to promote a birth control device as a way of encouraging students to graduate.

October 8, 2015

Educational institutions need a new accounting system to meet the demands of our information economy, Arthur Levine argues.

October 5, 2015

Education Department's Office of Inspector General criticizes a regional accreditor over its review of competency-based education programs, citing faculty role.

September 30, 2015

Number of undergraduates earning a first college credential falls as economy rebounds, according to new National Student Clearinghouse Research Center report.

September 29, 2015

New data from Gallup-Purdue survey find only half of alumni "strongly agree" that college is worth what they spent. Students with experiential learning opportunities and supportive professors were more likely to agree.

September 28, 2015

Colleges are using a nonacademic skills test from ETS to try to boost graduation rates and in remedial course placement. One university gives the test to all its athletes.

September 25, 2015

A new faculty-led system aims to answer the question by analyzing student work -- and without relying on standardized tests.

September 23, 2015

Repayment rates may replace default rates as key measure of quality. That's bad news for many for-profit and historically black colleges, and some community colleges, too.


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