Quality & Outcomes

  • State and Federal Cooperation Can Improve Higher Education Quality

    A truth that many of us are taught from a young age is the ability to work well with…

  • Balancing Quality with Innovation: Key Issues at Stake in Negotiated Rulemaking

    This month, watchers of higher ed policy were busy with talk of negotiated rulemaking (or “neg reg”), as the…

  • 101: Negotiated Rulemaking

    The Higher Education Act (HEA) requires the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to use the negotiated rulemaking process in…

  • Inside Higher Ed: Overhauling Rules for Higher Ed

    Julie Peller was quoted in Inside Higher Ed on the Department of Education’s intention to encourage more innovation in…

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education: Cutting Oversight of Accreditation Will Spur Innovation, Education Dept. Says. Critics Say Not So Fast.

    Julie Peller was quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education. She argued that the U.S. Department of Education is…

  • A Year in Review: Reflections on 2018 and the Year Ahead

    As the field leads on higher education reform, will it spur a breakthrough moment for federal higher education policy?

  • Setting the Agenda: Key State Higher Ed Issues to Watch in 2019

    Recapping big themes in state higher education policy and their impact post-midterm elections

  • From New Hampshire to Nairobi: How SNHU is Scaling Breakthrough Learning for All Students

    An Insights & Outlooks Q&A with Paul LeBlanc of SNHU

  • Bridging the Education-Workforce Divide: Perspectives from Kentucky and Virginia Champions Network Members

    At a time when employees may change careers a half dozen or more times in a lifetime, the linear…

  • Our Policy Framework

    It’s time to change the focus of federal policy from ‘higher education’ to ‘higher learning.’

  • Issue Brief: Multiple Pathways & Quality Assurance

    The world of credentials is much broader than a 2- or 4- year degree. One in four Americans has…

  • Issue Brief: Multiple Pathways & Quality Assurance

    How can federal policy provide an on-ramp to funding and recognition for new providers and pathways?