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

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By Carol Schneider President, Association of American Colleges & Universities
Chapter 1 The Ranking Phenomenon
Rankings provide false assumptions about higher education and
create unnecessary pressure for students and parents.
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.
Chapter 3 What Students Really Need to Learn
Higher education today must prepare students for a lifetime of learning.
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.
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.
Chapter 6
The End of Rankings?
Have we finally reached a new era in how we measure educational quality?
Appendix A Resources
Appendix B
Questions to Determine Quality


Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Universities and colleges United States Evaluation