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The Presidency

Winter 2014

On The Cover

Kristina Cowan

Amid a recent spate of federal and state efforts to directly regulate higher education, accountability has gotten a bad reputation in academe. But colleges and universities already have a long history of effectively holding themselves to account.

Features

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    Exploding Myths

    Ralph A. Wolff

    Too strict. Too lax. Too transparent, and not transparent enough. Regional accreditation, long an overlooked corner of postsecondary policy, has become the Rodney Dangerfield of higher education.

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    Going Global

    Patti McGill Peterson and Bradley Farnsworth

    What can we learn from an assessment designed to measure the skills and knowledge of students all over the world? (Actually, that's a good question.)

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    Higher Education's Higher Accountability

    Kristina Cowan

    Amid a recent spate of federal and state efforts to directly regulate higher education, accountability has gotten a bad reputation in academe. But colleges and universities already have a long history of effectively holding themselves to account.

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    Rating Obama's Ratings Plan

    Jonathan Riskind

    As President Obama's plan to rate insitutions slowly wends its way toward reality, college and university presidents are bracing for impact.

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