Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
Sep 25, 2015
A new faculty-led system aims to answer the question by analyzing student work -- and without relying on standardized tests.


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.


"Data, Analytics and Student Learning" is Inside Higher Ed's latest print-on-demand compilation of articles.

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

This compilation is free and you may download a copy here.

And you may sign up here for a free webinar on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. Eastern about the themes of the booklet.

The booklet's publication was made possible in part by the advertising support of Blackboard.


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.

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.


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