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.

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March 2, 2009

A professor describes what accountability looks like on campus, and suggests that administrators or lawmakers be required -- when adopting requirements -- to estimate the hours needed.

February 5, 2009

To bury the debates about whether to measure student learning, higher education -- and the new education secretary -- should do the hard work of figuring out the higher skills that students should have, writes Merilee Griffin.

January 23, 2009

New center with backing from key education groups will compile data and case studies on evaluation of student learning. And new coalition plans to speak on higher ed's response to demands for accountability.

January 8, 2009

Reinforcing 2004 statement, liberal education group exhorts colleges to ramp up measurement of student learning -- but with emphasis on internal improvement rather than external accountability.

January 7, 2009

Latest engagement survey suggests a significant number of law school students are not adequately prepared for real-world legal writing.

December 12, 2008

Gallaudet U. tries to use annual student survey to measure the effectiveness of significant revisions in its undergraduate curriculum and institutional mission.

December 4, 2008

"You can’t measure what we teach."

"The results [of what our students gain in the classroom] won’t be known for 10 years."

"You're just going to use the information to evaluate us."

November 17, 2008

New data from engagement survey suggest that two-year institutions need to have higher expectations of students -- especially outside of the classroom.

November 11, 2008

As Measuring Up 2008 prepares to grade higher education progress on a variety of fronts, most states' efforts to gauge academic outcomes have stalled, writes Peter Ewell.

November 10, 2008

In challenge to rankings business, new data from National Survey of Student Engagement show variation in educational quality is more prevalent within institutions than between them.

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