Learning Outcomes Measures

Learning Outcomes Measures
Nov 14, 2014
Interest in workplace-readiness tests grows, and some big U.S.-based companies make all applicants in India take an assessment from Aspiring Minds, an Indian firm. 

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February 22, 2013

Should universities require graduate students to pare down years of research into a soundbite that can be understood by non-scholars?

February 20, 2013

Florida International University has embarked on an ambitious effort to internationalize the curriculum and assess students' global learning.

February 5, 2013

As Stanford spurs discussion of trimming time-to-degree for Ph.D.s, CUNY offers model for public institutions that might want to kill tradition of grad school as a place you "check in and never check out."

January 8, 2013

The U.S. Veterans Administration and the National Student Clearinghouse team up to track graduation rates.

January 2, 2013

Study raises questions about reliability of popular assessment tools used to measure learning that takes place in college. And research finds that students might not be as "academically adrift" as much-discussed book suggested.

December 17, 2012

Seeking to supplement traditional forms of graduate program assessment, U. of Minnesota pilots an approach that asks key questions about students' needs and goals.

December 4, 2012

Colleges aren't doing a good job of tracking how current and former military service members are faring on their campuses, a new survey finds, but that may be changing.

December 4, 2012

Given how busy professors are, it makes sense to link outcomes assessment to grading, rather than create redundancy by piling the latter on top of the former, Mark Salisbury writes.

October 25, 2012

The gainful employment rule may be on hold, but there’s no reason the government can’t take advantage of the data it produces to give colleges information about their graduates’ success, writes Scott Kinney.

 

October 23, 2012

Stop trying to make an economic case for the liberal arts, writes Johann Neem. Their value to society and citizens is too important for that.

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