Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
Jun 26, 2015
Critics say proposed changes to accreditation standards for general education dilute the competencies that give U.S.-trained students a competitive edge. Accreditor, meanwhile, says new standards will lead to easier assessment of outcomes and more innovation in teaching.

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.

On May 20, Editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman presented a webinar about the themes of the booklet. Click here to view the webinar.

This booklet was made possible in part by the financial support of Parchment.

Archive

March 7, 2012

Massachusetts is believed to be the first state system to mandate civic engagement measurement.

March 1, 2012

Colleges focusing on independence might be inadvertently harming first-generation students who favor collaboration, a new study contends.

February 29, 2012

Standardized tests are placing community college students who are ready for college into remedial classes, two studies find, making them less likely to earn degrees.

February 13, 2012

In first effort of its kind in the U.S., a discipline works to define what graduates of its programs should be able to do -- from associate degree through the Ph.D.

February 9, 2012

Report says black, Native American and Hispanic students aren't taking AP classes they could succeed in, but are failing the exams they do take at a higher rate.

February 2, 2012

New study finds that community college students often don't take advantage of academic support that could help get them to graduation. The solution may be to make those offerings required.

February 1, 2012

An ambitious research project is proving the payoffs of predictive analytics in higher ed, and early findings overturn conventional wisdom about student success.

January 27, 2012

It starts with "ass" -- but get your head out of the gutter; it's not what you think. Still, some deans suggest avoiding the word around professors.

January 20, 2012

Five interactive screens at the University of Florida aim to encourage students to debate contentious issues politely. The early returns are good.

January 16, 2012

City Colleges of Chicago have a 7 percent graduation rate. If that number doesn't go up, the system's chancellor, presidents and trustees could lose their jobs.

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