Category Archives: Accountability and Accreditation

No Room for the Needy?

June 3, 2011 Education Trust, a non-profit analysis and advocacy organization that focuses intensely on the combination of learning and access issues has published a provocative new study asking which colleges and universities in the United States genuinely serve poor … Continue reading

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Another Unit Record Data Issue

May 27, 2011 A few months ago I wrote a post arguing against the federal government’s creating a student unit record data system.  Such a data system would collect basic data about every student in every higher education institution and … Continue reading

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Accreditation Reform: Thanks for the Laugh

May 18, 2011 On Friday last week, Inside Higher Education ran a story about the appointment of a blue-ribbon committee by the American Council on Education to make recommendations about the reform of accreditation.  In appointment the committee , ACE … Continue reading

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Dear Congress: Save Accreditation

May 16, 2011 The President of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, Judith Eaton, has sent a letter to Sen. Tom Harkin (D, Iowa), Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee to voice concern about Congressional attention to … Continue reading

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Assessment: Indiana Can Lead the Way

April 18, 2011 On Friday, I gave closing remarks at the H. Kent Weldon Annual Conference on Higher Education, sponsored by the Indiana Conference on Higher Education. I took the occasion to note how much Hoosiers have contributed to assessment … Continue reading

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