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.

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The booklet features articles about trends, debates and strategies of a range of institutions.

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August 31, 2015

California community college system panel recommends the state's two-year colleges find a new accreditor, capping years of tension with its regional commission.

August 10, 2015

As one student success program at the University of Texas at Austin thrives, officials at partner institutions in the University Innovation Alliance examine what might work best on their own campuses.

August 6, 2015

Texas joins the college completion agenda with new goal for 60 percent of its young adults to have college degrees or certificates by 2030.

July 13, 2015

Associations of registrars and student affairs administrators will work with eight colleges on prototypes for a new form of transcript -- a comprehensive record that includes learning outside the classroom.

July 10, 2015

One professor has banned exams in the classroom in favor of "celebrations," placing the emphasis on how much students have learned and away from scores they've earned.

July 6, 2015

In wake of Rachel Dolezal scandal, a prominent professor in Native American studies who regularly says she is Native American is accused of misrepresenting her background.

July 2, 2015

With the Education Department rethinking its approach to rating colleges, Tom Allison offers ideas on how best to provide data to prospective students.

June 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.

June 18, 2015

ACT decides to drop its popular Compass placement test, with a nod toward research showing that Compass funnels too many community college students into remedial courses.

June 12, 2015

Lumina Foundation creates a group to develop a framework and common language for the growing number of credentials, which range from degrees to alternative forms like badges and industry certifications.


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