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U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, chairman of the Senate education committee, today released a several white papers for public comment. One of the papers, Higher Education Accreditation: Concepts and Proposals, cited information from ACTA’s Can College Accreditation Live Up to Its Promise?. ACTA believes the current systemContinue Reading >>
Tom McMillen, signatory to the Governance for a New Era report, will be honored tonight as a recipient of the Washington Business Journal’s Outstanding Directors Awards. ACTA nominated McMillen for his outstanding service on the University of Maryland’s Board of Regents where he has been a shining example of activeContinue Reading >>
This guide outlines best practices in university governance, drawing on experiences of institutions across the country.Continue Reading >>
Since so many colleges and universities treat Friday like the weekend, ACTA has taken up the mantle of end-of-the-week education. Friday classes may be a thing of the past, but each Friday afternoon we'll put together a quiz to keep your mind working! If there's a topic you'd like to see in the...Continue Reading >>
Founded last year to support the study of military history, the second annual Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History was, on Monday, awarded to Alexander Watson for his book Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I. In the widely-popular book, Watson takes a fresh approach...Continue Reading >>