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Inside the New Schoolhouse: What Boards Can Do to Improve Student Learning

Inside the New Schoolhouse: What Boards Can Do to Improve Student Learning

To what extent are our students learning? And, correspondingly, how do we know? The January/February issue of Trusteeship offers readers a series of stories—Inside the New Schoolhouse: What Boards Can Do to Improve Student Learning—on a topic of paramount interest to board members and other higher education leaders. It focuses on four key questions with which trustees need to be concerned: Why should boards focus on academic quality? What metrics might they develop to oversee this complex issue? How might their work change to better monitor educational quality? What is on the horizon regarding student learning?

This fall the growing pressure to demonstrate the value of a college education increased when President Obama announced his initiative to make college more affordable and increase student graduation rates. In his remarks, he states "It is time to stop subsidizing schools that are not producing good results, and reward schools that deliver for American students and our future." But, what does it mean to delivery?

Visit the Improving Board Oversight of Student Learning section on AGB's website to learn more about this project and AGB's resources on this topic.

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