Quality & Outcomes

  • Defining Quality: What Should Quality Look Like in Higher Learning?

    In today’s higher education landscape, quality has become the most important watchword as institutions navigate new accountability policies and…

  • Defining High-Quality Higher Learning

    With a growing public focus on the value of higher education and new providers serving today's students, Higher Learning Advocates…

  • March News & Updates

    Policy Update: HEA RecommendationsWe are just two full months into 2018, and critical conversations around postsecondary education are moving…

  • Budget 2018: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?

    Today, Congress approved a budget deal, ending a brief government shutdown and agreeing to a framework that would set budget…

  • Decoding the Accreditation Process

    Today, the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) will begin meeting to review the status of…

  • ED’s Gainful Employment Proposal: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

    Current Gainful Employment regulations require programs at for-profit institutions and certain career and technical programs at all other schools…

  • University World News: Republicans seek more transparency in higher education

    “Issues of quality, outcomes and accountability are on the forefront of members’ minds in a way they haven’t been…

  • Education Dive: ‘The sky is falling, stuff is tanking!’

    "...As Julie Peller, executive director of Higher Learning Advocates, pointed out, despite Congress’s best intentions to move away from…

  • 101: Higher Ed and the Triad

    This week, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee held a hearing on the complex topics of accountability…

  • Comparing Accreditation Rules Under the Higher Education Act and the PROSPER Act

    H.R. 4508, introduced by House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC), would significantly change how accreditors…

  • Report: Federal HED policy must undergo dramatic shift

    A new policy framework identifies a three-pronged plan to shift the focus of federal policy from higher education to…

  • National Skills Coalition: PROSPER Act moves forward in the House

    The PROSPER Act, in its current form, extends Pell eligibility to short-term programs that are at least 300 clock…