Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
Aug 24, 2016
Study of tens of thousands of college students finds that those who were open to change their major were more likely to graduate than those who decided right away.

Surveys

March 9, 2016 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2016 Survey of College and University Presidents addresses issues such as campus racial protests, nontraditional presidents, and the Obama administration's higher ed agenda.

The survey was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

On Thursday, April 7, Inside Higher Ed editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik shared and analyzed the findings and answered readers' questions in a webinar. View the webinar.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from ELS, Hobsons, Jenzabar and Keypath Education.

Booklets

"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.

This compilation is free and you may download a copy here.

And you may sign up here for a free webinar on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. Eastern about the themes of the booklet.

The booklet's publication was made possible in part by the advertising support of Blackboard.

Archive

April 7, 2011

Ask many a college president about assessment of student learning at his or her institution, and the first thing you hear is “Nessie,” as the acronym of the National Survey of Student Engagement is pronounced. The increasingly popular survey is offered to students at hundreds of colleges -- asking students questions about their in-class and out-of-class experiences, interactions with faculty and peers, and much more. The theory behind NSSE is that such measures of engagement are crucial to student success.

April 4, 2011
AFT urges professors to join "student success" discussions locally and nationally -- while trying to reframe debate.
March 24, 2011
Sloan Consortium develops standardized metrics for assessing quality of online programs.
February 24, 2011
Editors discuss new collection on measuring learning in disciplines with knowledge that is not easy to measure.
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.

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