The accountability movement in higher education is gaining momentum in the United States
and around the world. In recent years, there has been growing pressure on higher education
institutions to demonstrate their value through various accountability measures, with a strong focus upon
the assessment of student progress and success. In the U.S., this pressure has come from
state and federal government , accrediting agencies, parents, and the general public. Additionally, the
changing environment within the teaching and learning process is impacting the manner in which students
will be assessed and the purposes of this assessment . Thus, there is a growing recognition that higher education leaders will need to be prepared
to address this and other complex issues that will inevitably affect higher education institutions . This makes the role of the president in
this process more vital and important as administrators must be the ones to provide funding and other types
This study sought to gain an understanding of the role that higher education doctoral programs play in
developing leaders that are able to address the issues of student assessment and institutional accountability.
It examined this issue from the perspective of university presidents of institutions in the United States.
- Higher Education as a field of Study
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