Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
Oct 21, 2016
Group of colleges releases voluntarily standards for competency-based education, which Education Department official says could help prevent the rise of bad actors.


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.


"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.


June 21, 2007
Study calls Spellings Commission recommendation "misleading" because of wide differences in outcomes by academic discipline.
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.


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