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With the aid of an imaginary pitcher of beer, we try to distill everything we’ve learned in our series on higher-education accountability and assessment.
Among other data, the report shows slight declines in program-completion rates for 2009. Such reports are still rare, among for-profit and traditional colleges alike.
A quick guide to the good, the bad, and the ugly elements of the federal government’s statistics.
Universities could serve students better if they had a fuller sense of the careers the students want and the jobs they ultimately find, two deans say.
The assessment impulse is spreading to master’s and doctoral programs. In Washington on Wednesday, three grad-school deans gave their views.
In a new national study, 30 colleges will experiment with using multiple homegrown measures to improve student learning.
The director of the Presidents’ Alliance for Excellence in Student Learning and Accountability replies to comments and criticisms that The Chronicle published last week.
The new teaching-and-learning initiative sometimes evades the need for hard data, Michael Poliakoff argues.
One social scientist praises the alliance’s student-learning pledges, while another says faculty members and classrooms are conspicuously absent from those plans.
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