ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

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ACTA initiatives promote academic quality, affordability, and cost effectiveness in higher education.

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National Leaders Support a New Blueprint for Higher Education Governance

August 19, 2014 |

A diverse group of 22 distinguished national leaders today is issuing a blueprint for higher education governance. Governance for a New Era is the product of a summit facilitated by ACTA and chaired by Benno Schmidt, City University of New York Board chairman. Signatories to the statement include college presidents,

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Press Advisory: National Higher Ed Leaders Sign on to a Blueprint for Higher Education Governance

August 14, 2014 |

Please join ACTA for a discussion of the new report, Governance for a New Era, on Aug. 20. CUNY board chairman Benno Schmidt, who chairs the project, will lead a discussion on the report’s findings in Washington, D.C. following the report’s Aug. 19 release. He will be joined by former Governor of Michigan and

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Higher Ed News Roundup: A New Era

August 19, 2014 by ACTA |

Inside Higher Ed covers the release of Governance for a New Era!

A professor makes the case for undergraduate law degrees.

A commission puts the breaks on Oregon's 'Pay-It-Forward' plan.

Purdue University president Mitch Daniels is a new kind of college president.

The NAS's latest issue...

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The Allure of As

August 15, 2014 by Alex McHugh |

Princeton’s faculty will vote in October on whether to end a policy that limits the percentage of “A-range” grades earned in a given class. Since 2004 Princeton has used this approach to hold grade inflation in check but now, after convening a task force to study it, they may scrap the policy.

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