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ACTA President Anne Neal is delighted to announce that Dr. Clara Lovett will serve as ACTA’s 2015 Scholar-in-Residence. Dr. Lovett was appointed ACTA’s inaugural Scholar in 2014. As Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Lovett will focus on accreditation reform. She is president emerita of Northern Arizona University, formerContinue Reading >>
It’s a big year for ACTA! This year we are celebrating 20 years of hard-charging higher ed reform, and the many victories small and large that ACTA has achieved over the past two decades. We are pleased to launch our 20th anniversary website, which will be the online home for our year-long anniversary celebration.Continue Reading >>
2014 Merrill Award recipient Dr. Louise Mirrer's remarks on the importance of American History.Continue Reading >>
The purpose of the university is two-fold: first, the search for truth, knowledge and beauty; and second, the dissemination of the results of that search. In this essay, I will describe how the first purpose has come to dominate the second in the modern university and how this development has...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 >>