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The findings of Kenneth L. Wainstein’s report investigating academic fraud at the University of North Carolina are outrageous, but hardly surprising. The extensive and systematic fraud perpetrated by professors and administrators grew out of a long-standing culture at far too many universities in whichContinue Reading >>
The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today released the 2014-2015 What Will They Learn?TM ratings. The study of the curricula of 1,098 colleges and universities across the country found that just 18% of colleges nationwide require even a single foundational course in American history; only 13% requireContinue Reading >>
ACTA’s sixth edition highlights the disconnect between perception and reality at America's colleges and universities.Continue Reading >>
Around academe, people are feigning shock. How else to respond to the scandal at UNC-Chapel Hill? Such blatant disregard for academic standards, for student learning outcomes, and for basic integrity should be shocking. If suspected, it should have been rigorously pursued and ended. But it...Continue Reading >>
Earlier this month, the Chronicle of Higher Education released a survey of some 368 small private colleges showing that many were struggling to meet their enrollment targets. The decrease was expected, but has become a focal point for worried administrators. Or, as Paul D. Lack, vice president...Continue Reading >>