The Dilemma of Defining Academic Quality
Western Academic Leadership Forum
Western Interstate Compact for Higher Education
Salt Lake City, UT
Academic quality is part of virtually every university strategic plan as well as the central focus of accreditation standards. In the past, this has often been defined by a series of input measures such as the percentage of faculty with terminal degrees. Today, the call is to identify outcome measures – but which ones? This session will discuss how institutions and systems can define and be held accountable for academic quality in a sea of uncertainty with multiple constituents, and the role of the provost in meeting that challenge.
Jones, N. L., Western Academic Leadership Forum, "The Dilemma of Defining Academic Quality," Western Interstate Compact for Higher Education, Salt Lake City. (April 27, 2017).