Looking to expand your knowledge related to accreditation, higher education, program management, or performance management? Every month, we will share a short list of articles or resources from around the web that may be interesting and valuable to NASPAA-accredited programs.
- “Does Faculty Diversity Need Targets?”, Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed – Brown University has unveiled a strategic plan to double its proportion of underrepresented minority faculty by 2025. What can your institution learn from Brown’s efforts?
- “The Nonprofit Job Skills You’ll Need by 2020″, Jeanne Allen, Nonprofit Quarterly – What skills do graduates need to be successful in the nonprofit sector? Data-driven decision making tops the list.
- “Support for Overhauling Accreditation Raises Hard Questions”, Eric Kelderman, Chronicle of Higher Education – How can the accreditation system maintain a balance between evaluating quality and regulation for federal dollars, while encouraging innovation?
- “UCLA Faculty Approves Diversity Requirement”, Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed – UCLA’s main campus will begin requiring undergraduates to take a course on diversity. Will this requirement improve the campus’ climate of inclusiveness?
- “CGS Report Highlights Completion Trends of Underrepresented Minorities in STEM Doctoral Programs”, Council on Graduate Schools – An interesting report looking at completion rates of minority students pursuing doctorates in STEM fields. Explores practices for creating a climate of success and inclusiveness that could be useful at the master’s level as well.
- Focused on What Matters: Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes at Minority-Serving Institutions, Montenegro, E., & Jankowski, N. A, NIOLA – “The report…illustrates that Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions and other colleges and universities enrolling large numbers of students of color are similar to Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs) in terms of the kinds of measures they use to document how much students learn and benefit from college. But one important way MSIs differ from PWIs is their emphasis on using the results to improve student and institutional performance.”
- “How Nonprofits Use Social Media to Engage with their Communities“, Ritu Sharma, Nonprofit Quarterly – Does your program have a social media presence? How can you use it to engage your students, alumni, and other stakeholders?
- Beyond College Rankings – A Value-Added Approach to Assessing Two- and Four-year Schools, Jonathan Rothwell and Siddharth Kulkarni, Brookings Institution – A report ranking colleges on their value-add to students: the difference between actual alumni outcomes and the outcomes one would expect given a student’s characteristics and the type of institution.