Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
Jun 26, 2015
Critics say proposed changes to accreditation standards for general education dilute the competencies that give U.S.-trained students a competitive edge. Accreditor, meanwhile, says new standards will lead to easier assessment of outcomes and more innovation in teaching.

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.

On May 20, Editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman presented a webinar about the themes of the booklet. Click here to view the webinar.

This booklet was made possible in part by the financial support of Parchment.

Archive

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.
October 22, 2008
Many say U.S. graduation rate formula is hopelessly flawed. U. of Alaska at Anchorage creates its own method -- and invites others to follow.
October 13, 2008
As deans, professors and association leaders meet to advance and assess liberal education, they reach tentative accord on a national, coordinated strategy.
September 29, 2008
Long criticized for providing too little information about their prices and performance, college groups are now pouring (often overlapping) information onto the Internet.
September 22, 2008
Prodded by new president, university system -- which has shunned national assessment effort -- prepares to adopt broad public data reporting.
August 18, 2008
One university's boast about its CLA test scores suggests that student learning outcomes might be the next battleground on which colleges compete.
August 4, 2008
Professors and administrators from dozens of independent colleges gather to share advice -- and their concerns -- about using the Collegiate Learning Assessment effectively.
July 21, 2008
Education secretary's final higher ed summit finds general consensus on problems, but less on how to fix them -- and who should take charge.

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