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The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today released the 2015-16 What Will They Learn?TM ratings. The study of the curricula of 1,108 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 >>
Today ACTA launched the second video in its Higher Ed Now multimedia series for trustees: “Whom Does the College Trustee Serve?” This three-part episode features ACTA’s Vice President of Policy Michael Poliakoff and University of Colorado regent Stephen Ludwig discussing the important question of whom college andContinue Reading >>
ACTA’s seventh edition highlights the disconnect between perception and reality at America's colleges and universities.Continue Reading >>
A liberal education frees the mind—it nourishes the soul and ennobles the heart. The humanities sharpen the wit. Oftentimes, policymakers dismiss these benefits for the harder currency of STEM. And yet a foundation in the liberal arts ensures not only lifelong spirit, bravery, and poise but also...Continue Reading >>
On Tuesday, April 27, 2015, the for-profit Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (CCi) filed for bankruptcy. CCi built its business around non-traditional students entering higher education with the help of federal student loans. Critics claim that this business model is questionable, and the Corinthian...Continue Reading >>