Quality & Outcomes

  • Inside Higher Ed: Education Department Plans to Publish List of Low-Performing Programs

    "Nearly a decade after the Obama administration broached the idea of rating colleges and universities, the Biden administration is…

  • Braided Funding Backgrounder

    Today’s students follow myriad pathways to and through higher learning. Providing today’s students with wraparound supports and tools to…

  • 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…

  • Embedding Equity within Indiana’s Educational Attainment Goals

    In early 2020, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education released its fourth strategic plan, Reaching Higher in a State…

  • Online Program Managers (OPMs) Backgrounder

    Online program management (OPM) entities are service providers that work through contracts with colleges and universities to take academic…

  • 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…

  • Op-ed: To support today’s students, Congress must strengthen oversight of colleges

    George Miller, former Congressman and a board member of Higher Learning Advocates, published an op-ed on the need for…

  • Higher Learning Advocates’ Statement of Support for the Advancing Competency-Based Education Act

    WASHINGTON (October 21, 2019) — Julie Peller, executive director of Higher Learning Advocates, made the following statement to express…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Makes Statement of Support for Quality Higher Education Act

    WASHINGTON (October 15, 2019) -- Julie Peller, executive director of Higher Learning Advocates, made the following statement to express…