Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
Aug 31, 2015
Inside Higher Ed explores JumpCourse, an online education platform, after a former university professor finds that a course lacks rigor or a sophisticated sense of its subject matter -- even as the American Council on Education vouches for its quality.

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

January 28, 2015

Purdue's politician turned president wants a nationally normed measure of what students learn -- and he's tired of waiting. Professors want meaningful assessment but aren't sold on standardized exams.

January 23, 2015

Association of American Colleges and Universities highlights integrative liberal learning at annual meeting. But what is it?

January 9, 2015

Three public college associations release draft discussion guide for how to measure student success after college.

January 8, 2015

Despite $640 million in federal spending, many holes remain in state databases that try to link college outcomes to the employment market.

January 6, 2015

Western Governors University steers rejected applicants to StraighterLine, an online course provider that acts as a low-risk way for students to prepare to earn a degree.

December 19, 2014

As we debate the Obama administration's plan for rating colleges, it's worth noting that the most important thing that goes on in higher ed is missing from the framework, write Carol Geary Schneider and Daniel F. Sullivan.

December 19, 2014

Colleges and universities need to get serious about assessing student learning -- but should stop the grim march of viewing it as a compliance requirement, writes Geoff Irvine.

December 19, 2014

The Education Department faced a big challenge in creating a ratings system, with a timeline that kept slipping as critics happily filled the void.

December 17, 2014

There are plenty of ways faculty members and administrators can help improve the process, writes Linda Suskie in a new book.

December 11, 2014

The veterinary school accreditor comes under fire as it prepares to face its federal oversight committee. Issues include a perceived weakening in standards and opposition to the accreditation of foreign institutions.

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