Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
May 11, 2020
Is the fight against cheating during remote instruction worth enlisting third-party student surveillance platforms?
Apr 08, 2020
Some colleges are changing how they collect and consider student ratings of instructors, citing the COVID-19-driven move online. Might that undermine a widely criticized (and used) tool?

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Jan. 21, 2020 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2019 Survey of Chief Academic Officers, conducted in association with Gallup, can be downloaded here, free.

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Archive

May 11, 2020

Is the fight against cheating during remote instruction worth enlisting third-party student surveillance platforms?

April 23, 2020

How lenient, or not, should professors be with students right now?

March 17, 2020

The federal government opened the door for regional accreditors to operate in other parts of the country, and one agency is taking advantage, Judith Eaton writes. Is this a good idea or a bad one?

February 27, 2020

Freed by new U.S. rules, the accrediting agency for California, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands will review colleges outside its region -- the first regional accreditor to make such a move.

January 16, 2020

Data in a new online tool raise questions about how well public and nonprofit colleges and universities are doing in helping students earn enough to repay their debt.

November 21, 2019

The U.S. Department of Education released first-year earnings data for thousands of college programs. Some see a way to judge programs' value -- while others question the data's value.

November 18, 2019

Too often, policy makers in Washington aren’t aligned with their voters, argue Clare McCann and Alejandra Acosta.

November 6, 2019

Isn’t academic freedom a serious enough principle, Richard Ashford, Shampa Biswas and Mohan J. Dutta ask, for its violations to be reflected in some manner in those metrics?

November 1, 2019

Trump administration calls its final rules on accreditation and state approval of online providers a rightsizing of bureaucracy that protects students. Consumer advocates and Democrats see an unraveling of federal oversight.

September 27, 2019

A new study from Academically Adrift's co-author seeks to evaluate a broad range of student experiences and outcomes as well as new ways to measure learning.

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April 8, 2020

Some colleges are changing how they collect and consider student ratings of instructors, citing the COVID-19-driven move online. Might that undermine a widely criticized (and used) tool?

October 3, 2018

Researchers hoped that online communications would prod students to nearly double their study time. It barely budged, but their study shows how scholars can measure impact (or lack thereof) of educational interventions.

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