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Achieving Accountability In Higher Education

Author : Joseph C. Burke
ISBN : UOM:39015060102046
Genre : Business & Economics
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With contributions from leading experts in the field, this comprehensive and timely book presents the principles and guidelines for effective accountability for states, colleges, and universities. Achieving Accountability in Higher Education clarifies the concept of accountability for both public and private colleges and universities and explores its reaches and limits. The book examines the most recent developments, offers current models for each of the major approaches to accountability, and analyzes their shortcomings.

Accountability In Higher Education

Author : Bjorn Stensaker
ISBN : 9781136932366
Genre : Education
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The latest volume in the Routledge International Studies in Higher Education series, Accountability in Higher Education takes an in-depth look at accountability initiatives around the world. Various evaluations, reporting schemes, and indicator systems have been initiated both to inform the public about higher education performance and to help transform universities and colleges and improve their functioning. This edited collection provides a comparative analysis of the promises, perils and paradoxes of accountability, and the potential effect on power structures and higher education autonomy, trust and the legitimacy of the sector. Part I describes how accountability is perceived and understood in different regions of the world, identifies some of the most common elements in established accountability initiatives, especially related to quality assurance, and provides direction for possible future development. Part II focuses on responses to new demands for accountability at institutional, national and international levels, and provides practical guidance for handling accountability going forward, emphasizing the dynamic relationship between international development, government strategies and organizational change. This volume is a must-have resource for HE managers, administrators, policy makers, researchers, HE graduate students and those interested or involved with HE accountability practices.

Accountability In American Higher Education

Author : K. Carey
ISBN : 9780230115309
Genre : Education
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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.

Rankings And Accountability In Higher Education Uses And Misuses

Author : Priscilla Toka Mmantsetsa Marope
ISBN : 9789230011567
Genre : Education
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The growing impact of university rankings on public policy and on students choices has stirred controversy worldwide. This unique volume brings together the architects of university rankings and their critics to debate the uses and misuses of existing rankings. With voices from five continents, it provides a comprehensive overview of current thinking on the subject and sets out alternative approaches and complementary tools for a new era of transparent and informed use of higher education ranking tables.

The States And Public Higher Education Policy

Author : Donald E. Heller
ISBN : 9781421404776
Genre : Education
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The contributors examine the latest research on pressing challenges, explore how states are coping with these challenges, and consider what the future holds for public postsecondary education in the United States.

Accountability And Opportunity In Higher Education

Author : Gary Orfield
ISBN : 1682531473
Genre : Education
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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 Crespin-Trujillo Kevin Eagan Stella M. Flores Marybeth Gasman Sara Goldrick-Rab Jason Houle Sylvia Hurtado Willie Kirkland Thai-Huy Nguyen Anne-Marie Nunez Toby J. Park Awilda Rodriguez Andres Castro Samayoa

Quality And Accountability In Higher Education

Author : Ernest Grady Bogue
ISBN : 0897898834
Genre : Business & Economics
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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.

Accountability In Higher Education

Author : Kenneth P. Mortimer
ISBN : UOM:39015014591187
Genre : Education
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University Ethics

Author : James F. Keenan
ISBN : 9781442223738
Genre : Education
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Stories about ethical issues at universities make headlines every day. From sexual violence to racial conflict, from the treatment of adjuncts to cheating, students, professors, and administrators face countless ethical trials. And yet, very few resources exist to assist universities in developing an ethical culture. University Ethics addresses this challenge. Each chapter studies a facet of university life—including athletics, gender, faculty accountability, and more—highlights the ethical hotspots, explains why they occur, and proposes best practices. Professional ethics are a key component of training for numerous other fields, such as business management, medicine, law, and journalism, but there is no prescribed course of study for the academy. Professors and administrators are not trained in standards for evaluating papers, colleagues, boundaries, or contracts. University Ethics not only examines the ethical problems that colleges face one by one but proposes creating an integrated culture of ethics university-wide that fosters the institution’s mission and community. In an environment plagued by university scandals, University Ethics is essential reading for anyone connected to higher education today.

Engaging The Race Question

Author : Alicia C. Dowd
ISBN : 9780807773468
Genre : Education
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This book is for anyone who is challenged or troubled by the substantial disparities in college participation, persistence, and completion among racial and ethnic groups in the United States. As codirectors of the Center for Urban Education (CUE) at the University of Southern California, coauthors Alicia Dowd and Estela Bensimon draw on their experience conducting CUE’s Equity Scorecard, a comprehensive action research process that has been implemented at over 40 colleges and universities in the United States. They demonstrate what educators need to know and do to take an active role in racial equity work on their own campuses. Through case studies of college faculty, administrators, and student affairs professionals engaged in inquiry using the Equity Scorecard, the book clarifies the “muddled conversation” that colleges and universities are having about equity. Synthesizing equity standards based on three theories of justice—justice as fairness, justice as care, and justice as transformation—the authors provide strategies for enacting equity in practice on college campuses. Engaging the “Race Question” illustrates how practitioner inquiry can be used to address the “race question” with wisdom and calls on college leaders and educators to change the policies and practices that perpetuate institutional and structural racism—and provides a blueprint for doing so. Book Features: Provides concrete examples of policy and practice for improving equity in postsecondary education. Examines the role of individuals and groups in the change process. Includes examples of action research tools from the Equity Scorecard. Offers strategies for professional development and organizational change. “Dowd and Bensimon have been at the forefront of racial equity research in higher education for nearly two decades, and their racial equity scorecard has changed the way higher education thinks about the issue.” —Patricia Gándara, co-director, The Civil Rights Project “Proven strategies that every educator in America can use to develop context-specific solutions for advancing equity while exploring the legacy of institutionalized racism that typically paralyzes reform and hinders change.” —Tia Brown McNair, senior director for student success, Association of American Colleges and Universities “A valuable step-by-step guide to making our colleges more academically inviting and egalitarian.” —Mike Rose, author of Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Education

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