On February 15, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman hosted a webinar, reporting on the 2017 Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers. Conducted by Inside Higher Ed and Gallup, the survey polled a total of 654 provosts and chief academic officers on a broad range of topics, including:
- Faculty and curriculum diversity: 62% of provosts agree or strongly agree that “my college will need to make hiring decisions in new ways in order to achieve meaningful increases in the number of minority faculty members”
- Institutional effectiveness: 34% of provosts from private institutions and 20% from public believe their institutions are “preparing students for engaged citizenship”
- The Liberal Arts degree: 90% of provosts agree or strongly agree (65% strongly agree) that liberal arts education “is central to undergraduate education — even in professional programs”
- Competency-based education: Growth across the board is evident in interest – and in institutions offering some instruction through CBE
To learn more, view the entire webinar!