House Education & Labor Committee Hearing on Higher Education Accountability

The House Education and Labor Committee, Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee Hearing on “Strengthening Accountability in Higher Education to Better Serve Students and Taxpayers” to discuss the current roles and necessary reforms to the accountability triad: the federal government, states, and accreditors.

Both Republicans and Democrats believed that student success should be a metric measured by accreditors to determine a college or university’s success. Republicans further encouraged the use of performance-based funding, which pushes for student completion and alignment to college mission, and also for colleges to share more in the risk of financing a student’s education through innovative practices. Democrats believed that performance-based funding could lead to inequities, where colleges may not admit underrepresented, more at- risk individuals.

Read ASAHP’s full memo here.