22 June 2010

AFT Higher Education: What Should Count?

Light on comments (by readers), but wide in scope, the website What Should Count? covers many topics on higher ed accountability. Short reports and essays include "news" from HE institutions and, of special interest, conferences. The publisher is "AFT Higher Education," of the American Federation of Teachers.

The portion of the site I found most valuable: Accountability Clearinghouse (link is on the horizontal green menu bar beneath the masthead). There, you'll find helpful analyses of issues and some comparisons of the 6 regional accrediting agencies. For example, how do the big 6 differ on expectations for contingent faculty? The trail is worth the read.

But the trail deserves a warning. The website uses roll-over-and-pop-up menus, the kind that are sometimes hard to control. I recommend keeping fingers at the ready to right-click and Open in New Window. Then, you can stay on a topic for full exploration without having to re-enter the menu sequence.

© 2010 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Email contact: bold[AT]marybold.com. The content of this blog or related web sites created by Mary Bold (http://www.marybold.com/, http://www.boldproductions.com/, College Intern Blog) is not under any circumstances to be regarded as legal or professional advice. Bold is the co-author of Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. She is a consultant and speaker on assessment, distance learning, and technology.

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