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.

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.

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December 5, 2014

The summit underscores a tension in the Obama administration’s higher ed approach: how to promote colleges' and universities' successes while holding them more accountable. 

November 24, 2014

Current efforts devalue learning and the responsibility of students for their own success, writes Christopher B. Nelson.

November 20, 2014

New NSSE results question link between selectivity and student engagement, and suggest that colleges may need to focus more on student sleeping habits and academic advising.

November 19, 2014

Public colleges may be using grade inflation or tightening admissions standards to comply with performance-based funding, survey finds.

November 18, 2014

Stephanie Bond Huie shares how the University of Texas is collecting and sharing information without violating anyone's privacy or dictating academic choices.

November 14, 2014

Interest in workplace-readiness tests grows, and some big U.S.-based companies make all applicants in India take an assessment from Aspiring Minds, an Indian firm. 

November 13, 2014

Brown University starts effort to make sure every student can have an internship. Move comes as Cornell and Duke are providing students with more learning opportunities outside of the classroom.

November 11, 2014

An accrediting official who has been caught in the crucible between encouraging experimentation and protecting aid funds proposes a way for new institutions to get access to federal aid, without "subterfuge."

November 7, 2014

Instead of criticizing professors as unhelpful recalcitrants, administrators should admit that assessment shapes what is taught and include the faculty as partners in creating the right kind of assessment, Jeffrey Alan Johnson argues.

October 29, 2014

The NCAA's Graduation Success Rate for college athletes is at an all-time high, but critics continue to question its definition of success.

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