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When Schools Dump Their Accreditor

I recently attended several of the accreditation conferences on the Fall conference circuit and spent time learning about current trends and thinking from the perspective of both accreditors and... Read More

Identifying and Articulating Student Learning Outcomes

When I first joined Virginia Tech, we were two years away from our ten-year reaccreditation report and I was tasked with making sure roughly 240 degree programs were in compliance with accreditation... Read More

Educational Attitude Adjustment

Why the long face? As I scanned higher ed news  a while back in search of an interesting topic to write about, I came across several that would have worked well. President Obama’s recent statement to... Read More

What is Assessment Worth?

Assessment in Higher Education Erik Gilbert’s recent article in The Chronicle, "Does Assessment Make Colleges Better? Who Knows?" and Joan Hawthorne’s response has made for very interesting... Read More

What is a College Education?

What is a college education? Or, what should it be? As for-profits once again come under fire, we spent some time discussing this with colleagues at the AIR Forum in Denver last week, and the answer... Read More