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National Commission on
Accountability in Higher Education

Through the financial support of the Ford Foundation, SHEEO has launched a National Commission on Accountability in Higher Education co-chaired by former Secretary of Education, Richard W. Riley and former Governor of Oklahoma, Frank Keating. The Commission is reviewing ways that the states have improved performance in higher education and their experience in using accountability systems toward that end.

The Commission met on May 10, 2004, in Washington DC to hear and consider testimony provided by associations and accreditation organizations, state higher education agencies, and a research advisory group. A summary of oral testimony and Commission discussion is under preparation.
VIEW THE MEETING AGENDA
VIEW AN OVERVIEW OF ACCOUNTABILITY AND THE COMMISSION
VIEW THE COMMISSION MEMBERS
VIEW THE PRESS RELEASE on initial announcement- 2/24/2004

VIEW A SUMMARY OF THE WRITTEN TESTIMONIES
VIEW THE FULL WRITTEN TESTIMONIES

The SHEEO staff is supporting the work of the Commission as it develops its findings and recommendations.

March 10, 2005 marked the release of Accountability for Better Results: A National Imperative for Higher Education. Within this report, the National Commission on Accountability in Higher Education recommends an ongoing and vigorous dialogue targeted on meeting the educational needs of the American people, issuing a series of recommendations designed to improve student preparation, public investment in educational priorities, teaching and research, cost-effectiveness, and the availability of key data.
VIEW REPORT IN PDF FORMAT
VIEW THE PRESS RELEASE

SHEEO is also collaborating with an ongoing FIPSE-project involving four states on the research components of
this initiative.