Institutional research

The Case for More College Grads

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Leading economist argues that U.S. has produced too few graduates for decades -- and that failure to reverse trend imperils economy.

'Institutional Mythology' vs. Facts

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At a time that community colleges are under growing pressure to collect and analyze data to improve what they do, their capabilities in institutional research are far behind where they should be, according to a new report.

The Yearly Report Card

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Education Dept. highlights increasing number of higher-level courses taken in high school, and reliance on federal grants for college.

Anonymity (Almost) Guaranteed

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A request for records from Ohio University's online fraud reporting hotline causes officials to suspend the system, fearing violations of privacy.

Are 4-Day Workweeks the Future?

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After experiments this summer, some colleges may go year-round with option, which saved money for commuting students, employees and colleges.

Making Engagement Data Meaningful

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Gallaudet U. tries to use annual student survey to measure the effectiveness of significant revisions in its undergraduate curriculum and institutional mission.

Taking Aim at the Supply Side

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Study suggests the rise of community colleges has contributed to a plummeting bachelor's degree attainment rate.

Middle States Divided

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Accrediting agencies are facing significant outside pressure over their independence and performance, raising questions in some quarters about the viability of education's system of institutional peer review. But one of the country's six regional accreditors of colleges is facing a threat from within, in the form of a nasty internal battle with its parent organization.

Governance Spat Threatens Accreditor

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One of the country's six regional accrediting agencies risks losing its federal recognition if it is unable to alter its structure so that it is fully independent, financially and operationally, from its parent organization, the U.S. Education Department has warned.

Showdown in the Offing

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Key House Republican vows legislation to stop "gainful employment" rules. Could such a measure pass?

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