Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
May 19, 2016
Author of a new book on how family matters for college women's success argues that four-year public institutions are increasingly dependent on active -- and wealthy -- parents, and that can harm students with less-involved parents.

Surveys

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.

On Thursday, April 7, Inside Higher Ed editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik shared and analyzed the findings and answered readers' questions in a webinar. View the webinar.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from ELS, Hobsons, Jenzabar and Keypath Education.

Booklets

"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.

Archive

February 1, 2016

Competency-based education, the new darling of postsecondary disruption advocates, threatens to further stratify higher education, writes Steven Ward.

January 28, 2016

Businesses should have a stronger voice in accreditation, while also developing their own alternative to the process, say the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and USA Funds.

January 19, 2016

While we in higher education keep using it, our grading system is broken, argues Linda B. Nilson, and she offers some concrete ways to fix it.

December 3, 2015

Association leader says accreditors could discourage politicians' focus on economic-driven measure of quality if they jointly embraced indicators of student learning.

December 1, 2015

Underemployment rates for college grads have sharply declined since the 2008 recession, and degree holders far outpace high school graduates, especially among African-American and Hispanic adults.

November 23, 2015

To help those students obtain a degree or credential, colleges should consider accepting alternative-credit courses like those evaluated and approved by the American Council on Education, says Deborah Seymour.

November 19, 2015

Most students remain worried about money and the cost of required academic materials, and the impact is worse for minority students, the National Survey of Student Engagement finds.

November 9, 2015

Study's preliminary findings suggest that teaching quality and academic rigor are not necessarily stronger at prestigious institutions.

November 6, 2015

Lawmakers are looking at how accreditors judge the quality and financial stability of colleges.

November 6, 2015

Obama administration announces modest executive actions aimed at forcing accreditors to focus more on student outcomes -- and urges Congress to impose more sweeping changes.

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