Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
Cover of Higher Education Accountability, by Robert Kelchen
Mar 02, 2018
Robert Kelchen, an emerging scholar and expert on higher education, discusses his new book on what the accountability push means for higher education.


March 10, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2017 Survey of College and University Presidents was conducted in conjunction with Gallup.

A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

On March 28, Inside Higher Ed Editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik presented a free webinar on the results and take your questions. Click here to view the webinar.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Cengage, Helix Education, Intellus Learning, Jenzabar, Rowan University and Ruffalo Noel Levitz.


"Efficiency and Effectiveness in Higher Education" is Inside Higher Ed's new downloadable compilation of articles.

You can download the print-on-demand booklet, free, here.

And we invite you to sign up here for a free webcast on the booklet topic, on Thursday, March 22, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

This booklet was made possible in part by the advertising support of Laserfiche.


September 26, 2007
On anniversary of Spellings Commission report, efforts to provide more information to prospective students proliferate.
June 26, 2007
State and private college groups unveil plans for public release of data on tuition, graduation and -- in some cases -- student learning.
June 21, 2007
Study calls Spellings Commission recommendation "misleading" because of wide differences in outcomes by academic discipline.
May 7, 2007
Research university group plans voluntary accountability system, but Spellings panel chairman knocks pace of reporting.
April 19, 2007
Education Dept. offers compromise on measuring learning outcomes, but colleges say plan would still "federalize" accreditation.
March 29, 2007
Here's why the work of a U.S. panel reviewing federal rules on accreditation matters.
February 23, 2007

Almost from the beginning of its work, the Secretary of Education’s Commission on the Future of Higher Education made it clear that it considered the American system of higher education accreditation to be falling short of its mission to be the chief guardian of quality among the nation’s colleges.

February 2, 2007
Governor links new funds for higher ed to required exit exams. He sees accountability. Others see Spellings Commission's dark side.
January 17, 2007
Blackboard's push brings one of higher ed's biggest companies into new field -- welcome news for some, worrisome for others.
December 6, 2006
Education Department panel blasts controversial accreditor of liberal education programs, restricting its authority for 6 months.


Back to Top