Category Archives: Higher Education Policy Reform

Big comparable data is higher education’s friend

July 18, 2013

Big data is higher education’s friend … as long as we use that data to report on metrics related to the issues that matter most for student success. With a better system in place, policymakers will be able to assess … Continue reading

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Capella Partners to Increase Data Transparency

July 12, 2013

This week, Capella was mentioned in the Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed for our collaboration with a Gates Foundation sponsored initiative to create a framework for measuring an institution’s performance through a new set of measures. Good … Continue reading

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Changing How We Measure College Completion

June 24, 2013

Today six higher ed associations have announced their endorsement of a system called the Student Achievement Measure (SAM), which is meant to track completion rates more precisely. The current federal methodology doesn’t work for a significant portion of higher-education – … Continue reading

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An issue of highest (educational) importance

June 5, 2013

We’ve talked a lot on this blog about competency-based learning and the Higher Learning Commission’s approval of Capella University’s first two programs under a “direct assessment” model. Here’s an excellent piece from Capella’s President Scott Kinney in today’s USA Today … Continue reading

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This Week’s Top Stories in Higher Ed

February 14, 2013

President Obama’s State of the Union Address catapulted several instrumental discussions this week in higher ed. Here are a few articles to add to your reading list: Chronicle of Higher Education: Obama’s accreditation proposals surprise higher-education leaders Inside Higher Ed: … Continue reading

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