ERIC Number: ED483376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Prospectus: Developing a Framework for Accountability in California's Higher Education System. Commission Report 04-11
California Postsecondary Education Commission
The demand to hold public institutions accountable for their accomplishments did not begin in the field of higher education. However, in the last 10-15 years, the movement for increased accountability in higher education has gained momentum. California, a trailblazing and trend setting state in many areas, has not made performance measuring a priority and, consequently, lags behind most of the nation in developing and implementing an effective statewide accountability framework. The staff of the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) seeks to take an active approach in addressing this problem by collaborating with higher education researchers, university administrators, legislators, statisticians, and accountability experts from other states to develop a framework to measure California's progress in educating its citizenry. This document is a research prospectus that outlines the issues and questions around which the process for developing this framework must be centered.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, Accountability, Statewide Planning, State Agencies, Educational Improvement, Evaluation Methods
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1303 J Street, Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814-2938. Tel: 916-322-9268.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.