Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
Mar 21, 2018
Veterans’ organizations add their voices to the chorus of college groups opposing House Republicans’ overhaul of the Higher Education Act.


March 10, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2017 Survey of College and University Presidents was conducted in conjunction with Gallup.

A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

On March 28, Inside Higher Ed Editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik presented a free webinar on the results and take your questions. Click here to view the webinar.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Cengage, Helix Education, Intellus Learning, Jenzabar, Rowan University and Ruffalo Noel Levitz.


"Efficiency and Effectiveness in Higher Education" is Inside Higher Ed's new downloadable compilation of articles.

You can download the print-on-demand booklet, free, here.

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July 18, 2008
In ambitious, long-term effort, West Point maps and measures a multi-layered set of outcomes across the curriculum.
July 15, 2008
As education secretary's summit awaits, report from business officers' group assesses the impact of her panel on higher education.
June 6, 2008
For-profit giant releases study designed to show how much learning takes place, but were the "before" and "after" comparisons of the same group?
May 6, 2008

Kevin Carey sees flaws in the increasingly international business of rating colleges -- but also sees legitimate reasons for the comparisons.

April 21, 2008

In many quarters within American higher education, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings is viewed (unfairly, she and her supporters would argue) as an almost single-minded advocate for more, and more standardized, measurement of how well college students are educated. The position of Spellings's Education Department on testing has made her unpopular with many college leaders and faculty members in the United States.

January 31, 2008
Two higher education groups say academic leaders should take charge of effort to collect and publicly report outcomes -- largely shunning "comparability" pushed by politicians.
December 19, 2007

The federal panel that advises the U.S. education secretary on accreditation began its biannual meeting in Washington Tuesday, fighting perceptions that it has overstepped its bounds and hoping to ward off Congressional legislation that would reshape its membership and limit its authority.

December 14, 2007
As federal advisory panel prepares to review new crop of quality assurance agencies, a few signs suggest it may back down -- while others portend that U.S. pressure will intensify.
November 19, 2007
Regional agencies and college groups spar over Higher Education Act provision on learning outcomes. Does the rift open the door to increased federal role?
November 12, 2007
State universities unveil template and announce first participants in effort to inform and assure public and policy makers; University of California opts out.


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