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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 >>
The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) today released a survey that shows how little college graduates and the general public know about the Constitution. According to the study, nearly 10% of college graduates think Judith Sheindlin—commonly known as Judge Judy—is on the Supreme Court; one-third ofContinue Reading >>
This guide outlines best practices in university governance, drawing on experiences of institutions across the country.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 >>