Summary: 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 appro
aches to accountability, and analyzes their shortcomings.
Summary: 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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:05 Cover: Print On Demand Publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Published: 10/28/2004 International: No
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1. The Many Faces of Accountability (Joseph C. Burke).
2. Accountability and the Private Sector: State and Federal Perspectives (William M. Zumeta).
3. Accountability and Governance (Richard C. Richardson Jr., Thomas R. Smalling).
4. Accountability and Accreditation: Can Reforms Match Increasing Demands? (Ralph A. Wolff).
5. Can Assessment Serve Accountability? It Depends on the Question (Peter T. Ewell).
6. Standardized Testing and Accountability: Finding the Way and the Will (T. Dary Erwin).
7. Imagine Asking the Client: Using Student and Alumni Surveys for Accountability in Higher Education (George D. Kuh).
8. Academic Audit for Accountability and Improvement (William F. Massy).
9. State-by-State Report Cards: Public Purposes and Accountability for a New Century (Patrick M. Callan, Joni E. Finney).
10. Reinventing Accountability: From Bureaucratic Rules to Performance Results (Joseph C. Burke).
11. Resources and Reputation in Higher Education: Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (J. Fredericks Volkwein, Stephen D. Grunig).
12. The Dog That Doesn't Bark: Why Markets Neither Limit Prices nor Promote Educational Quality (Robert M. Zemsky).
13. The Three Corners of the Accountability Triangle: Serving All, Submitting to None (Joseph C. Burke).
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