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Jan. 22, 2016 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2016 Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers queries provosts and other academic leaders on a wide range of topics. A copy of the report can be downloaded here.
Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics, in collaboration with Gallup.
On Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed Editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman will share and analyze the findings and answer readers' questions in a free webinar. To register, please click here.
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"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.
The Degree Qualifications Profile aimed to better define what a degree should mean. As its sponsors release a new version nearly four years later, the document has spurred discussions about learning at hundreds of colleges, but tangible impact has been limited.
A study of 4.5 million non-first-time students found that only one-third have earned a degree after six to eight years.
In a sign of the times, a college cuts its pastoral staff from 2 to 1, to move one of the clergy to the career center to provide a different type of guidance to students.
Audit critical of the Education Department's review process for alternative to the credit hour raises questions about direction of federal policy and could discourage some colleges.
LinkedIn gets into college rankings with an employment outcomes tool based on big samples and plenty of specifics about real people.
Proposals to judge colleges with federal scorecards and rating systems would replace accreditors' thorough reviews of quality with a simplistic checklist that will only address symptoms and encourage gaming, argue Belle Wheelan and Mark Elgart.
New data on the labor-market returns of short-term certificates show both the value and pitfalls of using earnings data as a yardstick in higher education.
A new group of 11 public research universities says it can set aside competition and prestige-chasing to work together to graduate more low-income students.
Reporters too rarely cast a skeptical eye on proposals and buzzwords that promise change and promote innovation in higher education, Bernard Fryshman argues.
Students who end first year with G.P.A. between 2.0 and 3.0 have been neglected by academic support programs, says research based on data from 60 institutions. Is this where colleges can have the biggest impact on retention?
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