Table of contents for College rankings exposed : the art of getting a quality education in the 21st century / Paul Boyer.


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Foreword
By Carol Schneider President, Association of American Colleges & Universities
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Introduction
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Chapter 1 The Ranking Phenomenon
Rankings provide false assumptions about higher education and
create unnecessary pressure for students and parents.
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Chapter 2 Why Not Harvard?
From community colleges to research universities, from
ivy-covered walls to e-learning, a good college fit
depends on many factors.
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Chapter 3 What Students Really Need to Learn
Higher education today must prepare students for a lifetime of learning.
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Chapter 4
The Five Criteria of a Quality Education This list provides students and parents with the
fundamental questions to ask when looking for a quality
college education.
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Chapter 5
Measuring a Quality Education
It is not enough just to go to college. Today, colleges and universities examine what all students learn and track their
progress after graduation.
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Chapter 6
The End of Rankings?
Have we finally reached a new era in how we measure educational quality?
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Epilogue
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Appendix A Resources
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Appendix B
Questions to Determine Quality
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Index
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Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Universities and colleges United States Evaluation