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.

Archive

April 12, 2011

Community colleges piloting Voluntary Framework of Accountability say they see value in project but complain of difficulty collecting data.

April 11, 2011

At Forum on Education Abroad conference, practitioners describe a wide array of tools and research projects under way to better gauge academic gains in overseas learning.

April 7, 2011

Ask many a college president about assessment of student learning at his or her institution, and the first thing you hear is “Nessie,” as the acronym of the National Survey of Student Engagement is pronounced. The increasingly popular survey is offered to students at hundreds of colleges -- asking students questions about their in-class and out-of-class experiences, interactions with faculty and peers, and much more. The theory behind NSSE is that such measures of engagement are crucial to student success.

April 4, 2011

AFT urges professors to join "student success" discussions locally and nationally -- while trying to reframe debate.

March 24, 2011

Sloan Consortium develops standardized metrics for assessing quality of online programs.

February 24, 2011

Editors discuss new collection on measuring learning in disciplines with knowledge that is not easy to measure.

February 14, 2011

Colleges need to harness their own research expertise to focus on how students advance or fail to do so, writes Diana Chapman Walsh.

February 7, 2011

As U.S. panel studying accreditation begins to set agenda, it is urged to focus on "prodding" over "fixing."

January 19, 2011

Voluntary accountability system for community colleges releases first draft set of standards for small group of two-year institutions to test.

December 8, 2010

California's Compton Community College loses recognition over range of management issues.

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