Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
Apr 09, 2015
Senate Republicans echo the Obama administration by proposing alternative pathways to accreditation and, possibly, federal aid for noninstitutional providers like Udacity, General Assembly and edX.

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

"Extending the Credential" is a print-on-demand compilation of articles that explores such topics as competency-based education, internships, the role of co-curricular activities, and the evolving role of the transcript and of the degree.

The booklet is free and you may download a copy here.

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

Inside Higher Ed will present a free webinar on Wednesday, May 20, at 2 p.m. Eastern, about the themes of the booklet. Click here to sign up.

Archive

October 17, 2012

Study highlights wage data for new graduates of Virginia colleges, with sortable earnings numbers by major. And similar databases are on the way in other states.

October 2, 2012

Education Department leaders huddle with hotshots of higher education "disruption" and college leaders to talk about encouraging innovation.

September 20, 2012

U.S., Canada and European higher ed groups object to prospect that OECD's worldwide measure will be used to rank countries.

September 5, 2012

The credit hour wasn't supposed to measure learning, for good reason, according to a new report, which recommends how to revise or even drop the standard without leading to abuse.

August 15, 2012

Saylor Foundation's 240 free online courses now offer a pathway to college credit, thanks to new partnerships with Excelsior College and StraighterLine. But will students follow that path?

August 13, 2012

Significant changes, based on true assessment, are going on right now, led by the profession, writes Linda Darling-Hammond, who urges critics to check out what's really happening.

August 8, 2012

Departures and a reorganization at the National Center for Education Statistics stir fears the feds are less focused on higher ed data. Not so, says the center's commissioner.

August 2, 2012

The awarding of academic credit for prior learning expands in higher education, but the process remains misunderstood and controversial. A look at students who've given it a whirl.

July 31, 2012

Two accounting organizations release a report on how to update the curriculum and promote diversity.

July 31, 2012

The recent decision by the Western regional accreditor to make public all of its institutional reports is an important signal of greater transparency in higher education, write Andrew P. Kelly and Mark Schneider.

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