Accountability in American Higher Education

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K. Carey, M. Schneider
Springer, Dec 20, 2010 - Education - 355 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 On the Foundations of Standardized Assessment of College Outcomes and Estimating Value Added
6
2 Faculty Scholarly Productivity at American Research Universities
33
Exploiting Emerging Data Resources
120
4 HigherEducation Finance and Accountability
141
5 Death of a University
165
6 Whats Governance Got to Do with It?
189
7 How College Rankings Are Going Global and Why Their Spread Will Be Good for Higher Education
211
8 The Politics of Higher Education
250
Moving Forward
273
How Claims of Academic Freedom Limit Accountability in Higher Education
294
11 Policy Barriers to Postsecondary Cost Control
317
Contributors
336
Index
343
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KEVIN CAREY Policy Director of Education Sector in Washington, D.C, USA.

MARK SCHNEIDER is Vice President for New Education Initiatives at the American Institutes for Research with the American Enterprise Institute and Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Stony Brook University, State University of New York, USA.

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