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A Conversation on Higher Education Accountability

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As the price tag of higher education continues to rise, colleges and universities across the country are under increasing pressure to demonstrate their value. Graded on numerous metrics, including price and ability to prepare students for the job market, colleges must satisfy requirements from multiple stakeholders. State and federal governments demand greater accountability. Foundations and private donors, as well as today's parents and students, approach education with a consumer sensibility. How can colleges navigate these pressures while trying to stay true to their missions and values?

Join us on Tuesday, September 18 at 3.00 PM Eastern with Robert Kelchen as he discusses some of his work from the recently released book, Higher Education Accountability.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • The current landscape of accountability pressures in higher education.
  • How accountability policies are designed and how they can produce unintended responses from colleges.
  • How colleges can respond to accountability pressures and help shape the development of future systems.

Robert Kelchen is an assistant professor of higher education at Seton Hall University. His research focuses on higher education finance, accountability policies and practices, and student financial aid. He has recent articles published in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Educational Researcher, and The Journal of Higher Education. He is frequently quoted in national media outlets and has won multiple awards for his blog and active social media presence. Dr. Kelchen holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from Truman State University, a master’s degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Ph.D. in education policy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

To learn more about Robert's released book, Higher Education Accountability, click here: https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/content/higher-education-accountability

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