Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
Oct 21, 2016
Group of colleges releases voluntarily standards for competency-based education, which Education Department official says could help prevent the rise of bad actors.


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.

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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.

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October 2, 2013

Talk of a new accreditor for emerging course providers or even individual courses heats up, as experts describe how the idea might take shape.

September 19, 2013

Georgia Tech official describes Udacity partnership on Capitol Hill, provoking back-and-forth about whether accreditation encourages or deters innovation.

September 3, 2013

Ben Miller explains how the White House can lead the way in designing a meaningful college rating system.

August 27, 2013

President Obama is right to want colleges to prove their worth – but his “myopic” plan ignores how much students learn, writes Richard Hersh.

August 23, 2013

Obama proposes expansive college rating system. Making it happen won't be easy, but higher education leaders said they'll play ball.

August 9, 2013

Northern Arizona University rolls out competency-based degrees, which will come with a new form of transcripts.

August 5, 2013

Accreditor shuts down Ivy Bridge College, raising questions about where to draw the line in online partnerships between colleges and technology companies.

August 2, 2013

Next wave of student learning assessments from testing firms could be boon for employers and competency-based education.

July 24, 2013

Washington is gearing up for the next round of fights over for-profit colleges, with student veterans and gainful employment getting top billing.

July 19, 2013

Faculty members at Iowa's 3 public universities must demonstrate learning outcomes and report on how students achieve them. Proponents see "continuous improvement," while critics see paperwork.


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