Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
Feb 16, 2015
Higher education will be a hot topic if Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin runs for president, with budget cuts, university mission statements and a candidate's degree completion to debate.

Surveys

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 will analyze the survey's findings and answered readers' questions about them in a free webinar. Register to attend the webinar here.

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

Booklets

The Quest for Critical Thinking is a free compilation of essays -- in print-on-demand format -- on how colleges seek to promote and measure critical thinking by their students.

This booklet is part of a series of such compilations that Inside Higher Ed is publishing on a range of topics.

On Tuesday, September 23 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman will conduct a free webinar to talk about the issues raised in the booklet's articles. To register for the webinar, please click here.

This booklet was made possible in part through the advertising support of ETS.

Archive

March 21, 2013

Gainful employment takes another hit in court, jeopardizing a possible appeal and raising questions about federal collection of data on higher education.

March 12, 2013

Higher Learning Commission puts "public good" into regional accreditation while considering probation of the University of Phoenix. Will more for-profits stumble?

February 26, 2013

A professor's reflection on personalities prevalent in academe strikes a chord with scholars.

February 22, 2013

Should universities require graduate students to pare down years of research into a soundbite that can be understood by non-scholars?

February 20, 2013

Florida International University has embarked on an ambitious effort to internationalize the curriculum and assess students' global learning.

February 13, 2013

Seeking to counteract rankings' intense focus on research, the country adapts a European tool that provides data on universities, warts and all.

February 5, 2013

As Stanford spurs discussion of trimming time-to-degree for Ph.D.s, CUNY offers model for public institutions that might want to kill tradition of grad school as a place you "check in and never check out."

January 31, 2013

Regional accreditors must respond to the rise of competency-based education or risk becoming less relevant, writes Paul LeBlanc.

January 25, 2013

Knewton says its data-rich system can read students' minds. The company has landed Arizona State and Pearson as partners -- will the rest of higher education follow?

January 11, 2013

It's in vogue (again) to argue that getting a higher education may not be necessary. It's an old theme, John Thelin notes, and many of the arguments make the opposite case.

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