Students, parents, and government agencies need as much information as possible about the outcomes of the higher education experience and the extent to which they can expect a fair return on their investment in higher education.In order to better understand the concept of quality - enabling students to acquire knowledge in a variety of disciplines and deep knowledge in at least one discipline, as well as to develop a range of skills and habits of mind that prepare them for career success, engaged citizenship, intercultural competence, social responsibility, and continued intellectual growth - an ad hoc planning committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Board on Higher Education and Workforce, with funding from the Lumina Foundation, organized a workshop in Washington, D.C., on December 14-15, 2015.This report summarizes the presentations and discussion of that event.
Table of Contents
|2 Defining Quality||9-18|
|3 Improving Quality||19-28|
|4 Measuring and Communicating Quality||29-32|
|5 Suggested Actions||33-40|
|Appendix A: Workshop Agenda||43-46|
|Appendix B: Quality in the Undergraduate Experience - A Discussion Document||47-56|
|Appendix C: Defining and Measuring Institutional Quality in Higher Education||57-80|
|Appendix D: Planning Committee and Staff Biographies||81-88|
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