Accountability In American Higher Education

Author: K. Carey
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230115306
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In Accountability in American Higher Education prominent academics, entrepreneurs, and journalists assess the obstacles to, and potential opportunities for, accountability in higher education in America. Providing analysis that can be used to engage institutions of higher education in the difficult but necessary conversation of accountability.

Higher Education Accountability

Author: Robert Kelchen
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421424738
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Beginning with the earliest efforts to regulate schools, the author reveals the rationale behind accountability and outlines the historical development of how US federal and state policies, accreditation practices, private-sector interests, and internal requirements have become so important to institutional success and survival

Accountability And Opportunity In Higher Education

Author: Gary Orfield
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ISBN: 9781682531471
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In Accountability and Opportunity in Higher Education, leading scholars address the unforeseen impact of accountability standards on students of color and the institutions that disproportionately serve them. The book describes how federal policies can worsen existing racial inequalities in higher education and offers alternative solutions aimed to protect and advance civil rights for low-income and minority students and their colleges. Written against a backdrop of unequal opportunity and racial inequality in preparation for and access to higher education, Accountability and Opportunity in Higher Education arrives at a pivotal time in American education. "To ensure the American Dream is a reality for all, equity should be at the center of public policy decisions. The authors challenge us to honor our commitment to opportunity in higher education, remind us to remain focused on improving the education of those historically underserved, and provide concrete strategies to better measure the institutions educating these students." --Deborah A. Santiago, cofounder and vice president for policy, Excelencia in Education "Orfield, Hillman, and their brilliant cast of authors make clear that neither opportunity nor civil rights can be advanced without accountability. They offer expert analyses and useful guidance to higher education leaders, faculty, and policy makers. This book is timely and incontestably important." --Shaun R. Harper, Clifford and Betty Allen Professor, University of Southern California Rossier School of Education Gary Orfield is a Distinguished Research Professor of Education, Law, Political Science, and Urban Planning, and cofounder and codirector of the Civil Rights Project, at the University of California, Los Angeles. Nicholas Hillman is an associate professor of educational leadership and policy analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Contributors Adriana Ruiz Alvarado Dominique J. Baker Daniel Corral Valerie Crespín-Trujillo Kevin Eagan Stella M. Flores Marybeth Gasman Sara Goldrick-Rab Jason Houle Sylvia Hurtado Willie Kirkland Thai-Huy Nguyen Anne-Marie Núñez Toby J. Park Awilda Rodríguez Andrés Castro Samayoa

The State Of American Higher Education

Author: United States
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Measuring College Learning Responsibly

Author: Richard Shavelson
Editor: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804761205
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This book examines current practices in assessment of learning and accountability at a time when accrediting boards, the federal government and state legislatures are requiring higher education to account for such outcomes as student retention, graduation, and learning.

Accountability In American Education

Author: Richard K. Jantz
Editor: Boston : Allyn and Bacon
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In Defense Of American Higher Education

Author: Philip G. Altbach
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801866548
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The current era in higher education is characterized by increased need for accountability and fiscal constraint coupled with demands for increased productivity. Higher education is expected to meet the demand of changing student demographics, as well as requests for research and service from government and industry. To preserve the academy's ability to meet these demands, the editors and contributors to this volume argue that, while change is inevitable and desirable, any radical alterations to the practices that have established and upheld the excellence of higher education in the United States must be carefully considered.The editors and contributors cherish the best ideals of higher education: academic freedom, commitment to both inquiry and teaching, and preservation of an independence of mind and spirit in the face of external pressures. At the same time, the authors of these essays also reflect upon the failings of higher education, including problematic historical legacies such as racism, sexism, and anti-semitism. In Defense of American Higher Education is a careful analysis of what we have inherited, undertaken with a critical eye for constructive reform. It will be of interest to anyone concerned about the future of American higher education.

Quality And Accountability In Higher Education

Author: Ernest Grady Bogue
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897898836
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Provides an overview of various quality assurance theories and policy systems currently in place in American colleges and universities and offers suggestions for future policy systems.

American Higher Education In The Twenty First Century

Author: J Donald Monan Sj Professor of Higher Education and Director Philip G Altbach
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801880346
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This new edition explores current issues of central importance to the academy: leadership, accountability, access, finance, technology, academic freedom, the canon, governance, and race. Chapters also deal with key constituencies -- students and faculty -- in the context of a changing academic environment.

American Higher Education In Crisis

Author: Goldie Blumenstyk
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199374082
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American higher education is at a crossroads. Technological innovations and disruptive market forces are buffeting colleges and universities at the very time their financial structure grows increasingly fragile. Disinvestment by states has driven up tuition prices at public colleges, and student debt has reached a startling record-high of one trillion dollars. Cost-minded students and their families--and the public at large--are questioning the worth of a college education, even as study after study shows how important it is to economic and social mobility. And as elite institutions trim financial aid and change other business practices in search of more sustainable business models, racial and economic stratification in American higher education is only growing. In American Higher Education in Crisis?: What Everyone Needs to Know, Goldie Blumenstyk, who has been reporting on higher education trends for 25 years, guides readers through the forces and trends that have brought the education system to this point, and highlights some of the ways they will reshape America's colleges in the years to come. Blumenstyk hones in on debates over the value of post-secondary education, problems of affordability, and concerns about the growing economic divide. Fewer and fewer people can afford the constantly increasing tuition price of college, Blumenstyk shows, and yet college graduates in the United States now earn on average twice as much as those with only a high-school education. She also discusses faculty tenure and growing administrative bureaucracies on campuses; considers new demands for accountability such as those reflected in the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard; and questions how the money chase in big-time college athletics, revelations about colleges falsifying rankings data, and corporate-style presidential salaries have soured public perception. Higher education is facing a serious set of challenges, but solutions have also begun to emerge. Blumenstyk highlights how institutions are responding to the rise of alternative-educational opportunities and the new academic and business models that are appearing, and considers how the Obama administration and public organizations are working to address questions of affordability, diversity, and academic integrity. She addresses some of the advances in technology colleges are employing to attract and retain students; outlines emerging competency-based programs that are reshaping conceptions of a college degree, and offers readers a look at promising innovations that could alter the higher education landscape in the near future. An extremely timely and focused look at this embattled and evolving arena, this primer emphasizes how open-ended the conversation about higher education's future remains, and illuminates how big the stakes are for students, colleges, and the nation.

Major American Higher Education Issues And Challenges In The 1990s

Author: Richard I. Miller
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Pub
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Public and private higher education boards of control rightfully demand that higher education policies reflect rational and systematic approaches to the future. Thinking and planning ahead of major post-secondary issues and problems, therefore, becomes incumbent upon chief executive officers and their staffs in all types of colleges and universities. US educational officials planned more seriously in the 70s when resources were diminishing than in the 80s when several years of unprecendented sustained economic growth provided greater flexibility and use of ongoing and new human and material resources. But a return to leaner years can be expected in the 1990s, and with it, a greater emphasis on planning ahead.

The States And Public Higher Education Policy

Author: Donald E. Heller
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801864940
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"Affordability, access, and accountability will continue to be hot-button issues as legislators at all levels address constituents' concerns about their children's future; inevitably, as a result, these legislators become more proactively involved in shaping public colleges' budgets, policies, and mandates. Any administrator who wants to gain a deeper understanding of these issues than can be gleaned from a presidential candidates' debate might do well to spend some time with these essays." -- University Business

Public Accountability For Student Learning In Higher Education

Author: Business-Higher Education Forum (Washington, D.C.)
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Resources In Education

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Accountability And Assessment In Higher Education

Author: Erwin V. Johanningmeier
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Policy And Performance In American Higher Education

Author: Richard Richardson, Jr.
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801891612
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This book examines how public policy influences institutional performance. Public institutions of higher learning are called upon by state governments to provide educational access and opportunity for students. Paradoxically, the education policies enacted by state legislatures are often complex and costly to implement, which can detract from that mission. The authors evaluate the higher education systems of five states to explain how these policies are developed and how they affect the performance of individual institutions. They identify the rules that are central to the coherence and performance of higher education systems that administrators apply to meet organizational goals within the constraints of changing, sometimes conflicting federal and state policies.

Emerging Patterns In American Higher Education

Author: Logan Wilson
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Papers by thirty-four educators.

Accountability In Higher Education

Author: Rodney T. Hartnett
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The Gao The Quest For Accountability In American Government

Author: Frederick C Mosher
Editor: Westview Press
ISBN:
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Exploring The Heritage Of American Higher Education

Author: Ernest Grady Bogue
Editor: Praeger
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University administrators, faculty, and students of higher education will find this volume an exceptional resource for understanding the history and politics behind U.S. higher education. Unique in their presentation, the authors address the policies, debates, and criticism that have shaped higher education.