Category Archives: Accountability and Accreditation

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

Posted in Accountability and Accreditation | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Accountability and Accreditation | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Accountability and Accreditation, Assessment | Leave a comment

NILOA’s Transparency Framework

March 1, 2011 The National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) has just released a transparency framework to help colleges and universities make public and more accessible information they information they have about student learning outcomes. Today, on the AAC&U blog, … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability and Accreditation, Assessment | Leave a comment

Accreditation in Jeopardy

August 6, 2010 Are we in independent higher education paying attention?  Connecting the dots?  Our system of quality assurance, which we call accreditation, is in jeopardy. Every institution of higher education that participates in the awarding of federal financial aid … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability and Accreditation | Leave a comment

What Do We Expect of Accreditation?

July 20, 2010 Judith Eaton, President of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, has an interesting piece in today’s Inside Higher Education on “Accreditation’s Accidental Transformation.” The nub of her argument: “Academic quality assurance and collegiality — the defining features … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability and Accreditation | Leave a comment

Accountable to Who?

July 7, 2010 Clifford Adelman published a piece last week in Inside Higher Education entitled “The White Noise of Accountability.”  Adelman is a Senior Associate at the Institute for Higher Education Policy, and always worth reading on higher education matters.  … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability and Accreditation | Leave a comment