Assessment and Accountability
Jan. 22, 2016 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2016 Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers queries provosts and other academic leaders on a wide range of topics. A copy of the report can be downloaded here.
Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics, in collaboration with Gallup.
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"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.
Challenging findings of landmark 2011 study, new data suggest that college students make significantly bigger gains in critical thinking. But differences in methodology may contribute to the differing conclusions.
ETS releases a new test to measure students' non-academic skills. Colleges want to use test for advising and finding remedial students with "grit."
Bill introduced Thursday would create a federal database to track students through college and into the work force, but it's unclear whether "unit record" idea will find more favor than it did seven years ago.
Reboot of Voluntary System of Accountability aims to give institutions more flexibility in reporting student learning -- but new options (including non-standardized one) may not have expanded enough to win many converts.
Professors are right to doubt the motives of many of those pushing for precise measures of student learning, but that doesn't mean the ideas behind assessment aren't valid or that they are inconsistent with the liberal arts, writes Adam Kotsko.
The factory production model can work as a means for evaluating community college efficiency, write Clive Belfield and Davis Jenkins.
Curricular systems and materials that adapt to the learner are emerging slowly but surely as a potentially major force in higher education, Peter Stokes writes.
U.S. accrediting agencies believe they have a role to play in facilitating mobility and improving the quality of overseas institutions, but will they find it difficult to uphold the integrity of their standards abroad?
Gainful employment takes another hit in court, jeopardizing a possible appeal and raising questions about federal collection of data on higher education.
Higher Learning Commission puts "public good" into regional accreditation while considering probation of the University of Phoenix. Will more for-profits stumble?
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