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ERIC Number: ED545186
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 58
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Accountability in Postsecondary Education Revisited. Research & Occasional Paper Series: CSHE.9.13
Leveille, David E.
Center for Studies in Higher Education
Accountability in the private and public sectors of society has received significant attention in both research and practice, partly because of its importance, but also because it is challenging to define, measure and implement. The nature of accountability is complex, ambiguous and highly context-dependent. As related to postsecondary education (PSE), multiple stakeholders across the nation have been pushing for greater accountability for at least three decades. Various stakeholders, including elected officials at the national and state level seemingly obsessed with achieving a "one size fits all" kind of accountability system, continue to produce proposals and in some cases legislation, for our institutions of postsecondary education to provide, among other matters, evidence of improved degree production, cost control, and student learning. This paper identifies who some of the stakeholders are and provides a range of accountability initiatives underway since a Center for Studies in Higher Education report, "Accountability in Higher Education: A Public Agenda for Trust and Cultural Change," was presented in 2006, including a specific focus on California. [The 2006 report is available in ERIC at ED503070.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of California, Berkeley. Center for Studies in Higher Education
Identifiers - Location: California