ERIC Number: ED437403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Sep-1
Accountability in Higher Education: Are There "Fatal Errors" Embedded in Current U.S. Policy Affecting Higher Education?
Grantham, Marilyn H.
Some observers of political phenomena are referring to the 1990s as the "age of accountability." Early in the decade of the '90s, articles in periodicals, professional journals and other sources were voicing warnings about increasing public policymaker frustration with higher education and the spreading development and implementation of accountability policies in the U.S. and Europe. By the middle of the decade authors were writing about the actual implementation of accountability policies in various states and the U.S. government. Although accountability is the current reality in federal and most state funding of higher education, a review of the literature hints that there may be some "fatal flaws" in the pursuit of the accountability chimera. (Contains 88 references.) (AA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association (Orlando, FL, November 2-6, 1999).