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.

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

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

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.

December 3, 2010

Education secretary asks his advisory committee on accreditation for legislative suggestions for the next renewal of the Higher Education Act.

December 1, 2010

Biennial "Measuring Up" report card on higher education progress won't be published this year, as founder looks for a new home and new backers for it.

November 29, 2010

Education Department proposes stripping recognition from agency that accredits liberal arts institutions.

November 5, 2010

A new alliance of college presidents was born today, aiming both to show the world that colleges are working to measure and improve student learning and to put pressure on themselves to intensify that work.

October 26, 2010

The assessment movement has inspired valuable research and numerous organizations, but Linda Suskie asks whether colleges really know why these efforts matter.

September 24, 2010

As largest regional accreditor toughens stance on for-profit colleges, two major companies, Bridgepoint and Argosy, seek shift to Western region -- which says it won't be a patsy.

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