Accountability in American Higher Education

Accountability in American Higher Education

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ISBN-13: 9781349292738
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 01/19/2011
Series: Education Policy
Edition description: 1st ed. 2010
Pages: 355
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction Kevin Carey Mark Schneider 1

1 On the Foundations of Standardized Assessment of College Outcomes and Estimating Value Added Jeffrey Steedle 7

2 Faculty Scholarly Productivity at American Research Universities Lawrence B. Martin 33

3 Student-Unit Record Systems and Postsecondary Accountability: Exploiting Emerging Data Resources Peter T. Ewell 121

4 Higher-Education Finance and Accountability Bridget Terry Long 141

5 Death of a University Kevin Carey 165

6 What's Governance Got to Do with It? Anne D. Neal Erin O'Connor Maurice Black 189

7 How College Rankings Are Going Global (and Why Their Spread Will Be Good for Higher Education) Ben Wildavsky 211

8 The Politics of Higher Education Mark Schneider 251

9 Accountability for Community Colleges: Moving Forward Sara Goldrick-Rab 273

10 Scaling Back Tenure: How Claims of Academic Freedom Limit Accountability in Higher Education Naomi Schaefer Riley 295

11 Policy Barriers to Postsecondary Cost Control Burck Smith 317

Notes on Contributors 337

Index 343

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