Quality assurance in US higher education: the current landscape and principles for reform

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Author: Brown, Jessie; Kurzweil, Martin; Pritchett, Wendell


The American higher education sector is diverse and creative. In 2014-15, the sector produced over one million associate's degrees, nearly 1.9 million bachelor's degrees, over 758,000 master's degrees, and over 178,000 doctoral degrees. But while the sector continues to be vital to our country, over the last decade it has come under increasing scrutiny and criticism. The massive public and private investment the country is making in higher education, combined with increasing concerns about the success of the sector in promoting positive outcomes for students, have raised the issue of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Quality; Governance

Keywords: Quality assurance; Accreditation; Education and training system; Regulation

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: [New York, New York]: Ithaka, 2017

Physical description: 42 p.

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Resource type: Report

Rights: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. To view a copy of the licence visit: http://creative-commons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

Call number: TD/TNC 128.543

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