Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
May 06, 2015
U of Maine System wants to end campus-by-campus accreditation. Would local needs and faculty voice be lost?

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

November 8, 2011

Two staffers at Oberlin, working off hours, created website promoting their alma mater. Every line features a word most colleges would never use in their marketing.

September 20, 2011

The leaders of two student surveys -- used by hundreds of colleges but questioned lately by some researchers -- defend their projects.

August 26, 2011
U. of Texas chancellor's plan to improve accountability and productivity receives praise from several directions, a rarity in the state these days.
July 15, 2011
Agency threatens to terminate approval of online for-profit college in California, citing its failure to reveal problems with certifying that students met degree requirements.
June 13, 2011
As U.S. panel brainstorms about big-picture changes to accreditation, ending agencies' role as gatekeepers and moving away from a regional system appear to gain favor.
June 9, 2011
As the federal committee that oversees accrediting agencies meets, the consensus is that the Education Department is becoming more stringent.
May 25, 2011
Spat between Ellis U. and regional accreditor highlights challenges for institutions and regulators alike as higher ed business partnerships grow in scope and complexity.
May 13, 2011
Higher ed associations create panel to study and suggest changes to quality assurance system -- not least to ward off government action.
April 14, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO -- Four years ago, as a member of a panel convened by then-Education Secretary Margaret Spellings to negotiate new federal regulations on accreditation, Ralph A. Wolff was among several accreditors forced to respond to criticism that they must do more than simply require the colleges they accredit to measure whether their students are learning, as they had been doing for years.

April 12, 2011
Community colleges piloting Voluntary Framework of Accountability say they see value in project but complain of difficulty collecting data.

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