Panelists at Blackboard conference discuss how to marshal data from measurement tools to achieve notable outcomes -- like maintaining accreditation, for one.
Some critics say the Department of Education's push to test all colleges and universities with a standard set of learning outcomes is a bad idea for traditional academic studies.
Institutional researchers, champions of data-driven assessment, seek to balance interests of policy makers who often want facile, external measures -- and faculty who sometimes want none.
Margaret Spellings gives partial relief to accreditor of liberal arts programs, allowing it to approve new colleges but extending its recognition for 3 (not 5) years, citing lingering concerns.
How can a public university open a campus in another state and issue diplomas without the permission of its own board or accreditor?
In response to overwhelming demand for graduates, more institutions create pharmacy colleges.
U.S. government approves revised survey designed to identify barriers that inhibit community college students' ability to continue their educations at other colleges.
Amid "pause" in federal push to toughen oversight of campuses and accreditors, academic leaders begin discussion of how to persuade public (and elected officials) that colleges can govern themselves.
In challenge to rankings business, new data from National Survey of Student Engagement show variation in educational quality is more prevalent within institutions than between them.
What happens when boards and presidents quickly fall out of love?
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