Assessment and Accountability
Jan. 22, 2016 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2016 Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers queries provosts and other academic leaders on a wide range of topics. A copy of the report can be downloaded here.
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"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.
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At celebration of land-grant universities, Bill Gates and others tell campus leaders they must use financial aid and new technology to maintain the Morrill Act's emphasis on student access and agricultural education.
Competency-based education is all the rage, except that no college has yet to go all-in. Panel discusses why, with Education Department official promising that feds won't stand in the way.
Newton's First Law of Motion – that momentum matters -- has lessons for those who seek to improve student college completion, writes Vincent Tinto.
Higher ed group's panel calls for refining, not revamping, system of quality assurance, with emphasis on transparency and independence from the government.
Western Governors U. says it will pay McGraw-Hill for course content based on how well students do with it. Pearson is also using the model.
Leading banks and finance companies are screening candidates with a standardized test, which supporters say allows for a deeper hiring pool and the evaluation of practical skills.
Colleges have traditionally balked at tracking their performance. A study -- from within the academy -- says higher ed must define and measure educational productivity and offers a model for doing so.
An online collection of old tests walks a blurry line on copyright law and academic integrity. Some faculty members are concerned, while others say it can help students learn.
Despite conventional wisdom, Western Governors U. did not earn approval to award federal aid by directly assessing how much students learned. It ties student outcomes to the credit hour (though not to seat time).
Texas technical colleges want to link 45 percent of their operating budget to the employment success of graduates.
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