Achieving Accountability in Higher Education. Balancing Public, Academic, and Market Demands

  • ID: 2211060
  • Book
  • 400 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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.
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Preface ix

The Editor xxi

The Contributors xxiii

1 The Many Faces of Accountability 1Joseph C. Burke

2 Accountability and the Private Sector: State and Federal Perspectives 25William M. Zumeta

3 Accountability and Governance 55Richard C. Richardson Jr., Thomas R. Smalling

4 Accountability and Accreditation: Can Reforms Match Increasing Demands? 78Ralph A. Wolff

5 Can Assessment Serve Accountability? It Depends on the Question 104Peter T. Ewell

6 Standardized Testing and Accountability: Finding the Way and the Will 125T. Dary Erwin

7 Imagine Asking the Client: Using Student and Alumni Surveys for Accountability in Higher Education 148George D. Kuh

8 Academic Audit for Accountability and Improvement 173William F. Massy

9 State–by–State Report Cards: Public Purposes and Accountability for a New Century 198Patrick M. Callan, Joni E. Finney

10 Reinventing Accountability: From Bureaucratic Rules to Performance Results 216Joseph C. Burke

11 Resources and Reputation in Higher Education: Double, Double, Toil and Trouble 246J. Fredericks Volkwein, Stephen D. Grunig

12 The Dog That Doesn t Bark: Why Markets Neither Limit Prices nor Promote Educational Quality 275Robert M. Zemsky

13 The Three Corners of the Accountability Triangle: Serving All, Submitting to None 296Joseph C. Burke

References 325

Name Index 349

Subject Index 355

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"It is an excellent resource for those who wish to further policy development toward better accountability in higher education." (Journal of College Student Development, March/April 2006)
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