Quality & Outcomes

  • Online Program Managers (OPMS): Ensuring Quality & Protecting Innovation

    Over the last two years, the COVID-19 pandemic and the changing needs of today’s students have necessitated an unprecedented…

  • Outsourcing Online Programs: Policy Options for OPM Oversight

    As a form of outsourcing in higher education, online program management (OPM) is not remarkable. Universities regularly, and with…

  • Completion with Quality and Value: Why Credit for Prior Learning Stands out as a College Completion Fund Strategy

    While the fate of the Build Back Better Act is currently unclear, there are parts of the proposed legislation…

  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Backgrounder

    Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is a federal provision that requires institutions to establish criteria a student must meet in…

  • Policy Toolkit 3.0

    Today’s students are more diverse than any previous generation of college students: they’re diverse in age, race, and income…

  • Ensuring Quality of Online Education Programs

    In spring 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic swept across the country, colleges and universities swiftly shuttered their campuses to…

  • Using Earnings Metrics for Accountability

    By Robert Kelchen, Associate Professor, Seton Hall UniversityCommissioned by Higher Learning Advocates The main reason why most students go to…

  • FAQ: Distance Education Accreditation and COVID-19 Waivers

    Today’s students—37 percent of whom are over the age of 25, a quarter of whom are parents, and 60…

  • Improving Workforce Success among America’s College Students

    As the presidential campaign of 2020 kicks into high gear, the stagnation of worker earnings in recent decades has…

  • My Dream for HEA: Meaningfully Prepare Every Teacher and Principal for Success – Throughout Their Career

    New teachers and principals are often told that the first year is “trial by fire” or “sink or swim.”…

  • An In-depth Look at Student Enrollment Factors

    A Q&A with Jonell Sanchez, Vice President of Education Solutions for The National Student Clearinghouse Insights & Outlooks: There…

  •  A Q&A with Andre Perry, David M. Rubenstein Fellow for the Brookings Institution 

    Insights & Outlooks: How did you originally develop a passion for education, both personally and as a career? What…