Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
May 06, 2015
U of Maine System wants to end campus-by-campus accreditation. Would local needs and faculty voice be lost?

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.

Inside Higher Ed will present a free webinar on Wednesday, May 20, at 2 p.m. Eastern, about the themes of the booklet. Click here to sign up.

Archive

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.

June 19, 2014

Too many colleges are focusing their analysis of student data to find the students likeliest to fail. Instead, they should identify which interventions will help which groups of students succeed, Dave Jarrat writes.

June 19, 2014

Colorado's fix for remedial education is multipronged rather than heavy-handed, and it seems to be working.

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.

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