Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
Feb 16, 2015
Higher education will be a hot topic if Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin runs for president, with budget cuts, university mission statements and a candidate's degree completion to debate.

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

The Quest for Critical Thinking is a free compilation of essays -- in print-on-demand format -- on how colleges seek to promote and measure critical thinking by their students.

This booklet is part of a series of such compilations that Inside Higher Ed is publishing on a range of topics.

On Tuesday, September 23 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman will conduct a free webinar to talk about the issues raised in the booklet's articles. To register for the webinar, please click here.

This booklet was made possible in part through the advertising support of ETS.

Archive

June 18, 2014

Text messages encouraging first-year community college students to fill out federal student aid form boost persistence to sophomore year, study finds.

June 5, 2014

Higher-income students benefit most from the extracurricular student engagements a recent Gallup-Purdue study identified, writes Lauren Schudde.

May 9, 2014

Two groups want to create new bodies that would review the academic quality of individual online courses or non-college providers.

April 30, 2014

Arne Duncan goes to Capitol Hill and gets an earful from House Republicans on gainful employment, the college ratings system and state authorization.

April 29, 2014

Wake Forest U. looks to measure the lives of its students and alumni.

April 17, 2014

With debate raging over college ratings, David R. Anderson asks a straightforward question and outlines an answer.

April 10, 2014

In effort to ward off mounting criticism of accreditation, the seven regional agencies collaborate to align their punishments and how they impose them.

April 8, 2014

In an open letter to Arne Duncan, Thomas Foley compares how success is defined in the education secretary's beloved sport to methods of measuring higher ed performance.

March 27, 2014

Competency-based education is not a panacea for the cost and quality crisis facing higher education – but no one is claiming that it is, writes David Schejbal.

March 20, 2014

A new paper by the American Council on Education says the Obama administration's ratings proposal is likely to lead to the same negative consequences as college rankings. 

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