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Introduction - Accountability in Higher Education Affecting the Teacher - FaCET

Accountability in Higher Education: Affecting the Teacher

David Coffey, Agriculture Department

Introduction:

With mandated curricula guides, core content and pressures to improve proficiency on examinations, secondary school teachers have been under stress to cope with these changes.

At the same time, the Council on Postsecondary Education mandated in 1997 is demanding improved proficiency of all universities and their graduates as measured in the percentage of completers, dropout rates, perceived degree of satisfaction of alumni, etc.

Are secondary graduates prepared to complete university courses as we teach and assess them?

Should university faculty change their teaching and assessment strategies to better enhance the students graduating from Kentucky’s secondary schools?

Should universities be required to teach General Education courses with specified content and common assessments?

What is the role of the teacher in university retention rates

 


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