Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
Jun 26, 2015
Critics say proposed changes to accreditation standards for general education dilute the competencies that give U.S.-trained students a competitive edge. Accreditor, meanwhile, says new standards will lead to easier assessment of outcomes and more innovation in teaching.

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

August 21, 2014

National study examines the nature of assignments -- and finds many of them lacking in creativity.

July 29, 2014

New data on the 31 million Americans who attended college but failed to earn a credential, including details about 4 million who are almost there.

July 25, 2014

At Senate hearing, state and federal officials point fingers at one another when discussing who can fix issues of college cost and access.

July 22, 2014

The Microsoft founder and head of influential foundation tells college business officers that big changes are on the way -- but offers moderated views on role of technology and push for college completion.

July 22, 2014

Colleges and universities need to get involved in the the rollout of the Common Core curriculum, argues a new paper from the New America Foundation.

 

July 11, 2014

The controversy over Facebook's manipulation of data raises vexing issues for educational researchers at a time of great promise -- and risk, Justin Reich and Mitchell Stevens argue.

July 10, 2014

More students are leaving higher education after their first year, according to new national numbers that are bad news for the college completion push.

July 3, 2014

In expansive interview about higher ed, the education secretary differentiates about dangers of varying degrees of student debt and suggests colleges might be rated based on whether they improve or not.

July 2, 2014

States have chaotic lack of consistency in how they track college remediation, according to the Education Commission of the States, which seeks national standards.

June 20, 2014

Southern accreditor strips its approval from Georgia's Brewton-Parker College, and places four others -- Louisiana, Newberry and Paine Colleges and South Carolina State -- on probation.

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