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

December 19, 2014

Colleges and universities need to get serious about assessing student learning -- but should stop the grim march of viewing it as a compliance requirement, writes Geoff Irvine.

December 19, 2014

The Education Department faced a big challenge in creating a ratings system, with a timeline that kept slipping as critics happily filled the void.

December 17, 2014

There are plenty of ways faculty members and administrators can help improve the process, writes Linda Suskie in a new book.

December 11, 2014

The veterinary school accreditor comes under fire as it prepares to face its federal oversight committee. Issues include a perceived weakening in standards and opposition to the accreditation of foreign institutions.

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. 

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