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

May 7, 2007
Research university group plans voluntary accountability system, but Spellings panel chairman knocks pace of reporting.
April 19, 2007
Education Dept. offers compromise on measuring learning outcomes, but colleges say plan would still "federalize" accreditation.
March 29, 2007
Here's why the work of a U.S. panel reviewing federal rules on accreditation matters.
February 23, 2007

Almost from the beginning of its work, the Secretary of Education’s Commission on the Future of Higher Education made it clear that it considered the American system of higher education accreditation to be falling short of its mission to be the chief guardian of quality among the nation’s colleges.

February 2, 2007
Governor links new funds for higher ed to required exit exams. He sees accountability. Others see Spellings Commission's dark side.
January 17, 2007
Blackboard's push brings one of higher ed's biggest companies into new field -- welcome news for some, worrisome for others.
December 6, 2006
Education Department panel blasts controversial accreditor of liberal education programs, restricting its authority for 6 months.
November 3, 2006

Listen to some critics of higher education, and you'll hear constant calls for more accountability and assessment.

August 8, 2006

While ETSs paper backs national measures of student outcomes, a discussion reveals differences with U.S. commission's approach.

August 1, 2006

By now, it is widely accepted that curricular efforts to "engage" students -- to involve them deeply in the process of learning and in the actual material they study -- pays off. But as the number and proportion of underrepresented minority students and academically underprepared students of all races in college grows, educators and policy makers have lacked hard evidence that "engagement" practices work for those students, too.

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