ERIC Number: EJ831423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 0
Accountability and Advocacy: A National Framework For Measuring Community Colleges
Boggs, George R.
Community College Journal, v79 n4 p9-11 Feb-Mar 2009
In 2006, the former Education Secretary Margaret Spellings' Commission on the Future of Higher Education released a final report on the status of American higher education. The commission painted a critical picture of American higher education as being unconcerned about escalating costs, arrogant, and unwilling to change. University sectors responded to the Spellings Commission by developing a Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA) for public institutions and the University and College Accountability Network (U-CAN) for independent institutions. The two systems have continued to develop and, in particular, provide valuable consumer information for students and families. However, neither VSA nor U-CAN provides a complete model or framework for community college accountability. In this article, the author explains why it is difficult for community colleges to create a complete accountability framework.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Colleges, Accountability, Advocacy, Educational Finance, Measurement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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