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Guest Blog: The Value of an English Requirement

July 27, 2015 by Emily Linz |

At the University of Dallas (UD)—a What Will They Learn?™ “A” school and my undergraduate alma mater—the most significant part of the core curriculum is the Literary Tradition sequence. Undergraduates take...

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Class on Friday: Adam Smith

July 17, 2015 |

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 we'll put together...

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Lawmakers View Accreditation Reform

July 17, 2015 by Kirkwood Palmer |

ACTA has consistently called for an end to the monopolies that a small group of accrediting agencies now hold. In testimony before Congress last month, ACTA President Anne Neal stated, “In terms of the...

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Class on Friday: Nikola Tesla

July 10, 2015 |

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 we'll put together...

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Access and Excellence at Purdue University

July 8, 2015 by Kirkwood Palmer |

This May, Purdue University’s Board of Trustees rebranded its College of Technology as Purdue Polytechnic Institute. This move signals much more than a name change: at issue is a major transformation of the...

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Disciplines, Not Goals

July 6, 2015 by Kirkwood Palmer |

Francesca Aran Murphy, in First Things, challenges the University of Notre Dame to rethink the grave misstep it will take if it drops its two-course requirement in both philosophy and theology. This change...

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Class on Friday: The Declaration of Independence

July 3, 2015 by ACTA |

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 we'll put together...

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Class on Friday: Evolution of Flight

June 19, 2015 by ACTA |

Since so many colleges and universities treat Friday like the weekend, ACTA has taken up the mantle of the end-of-the-week education. Friday classes may be a thing of the past, but each Friday we'll put...

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College and the Sounds of Silence

June 17, 2015 by Christine Ravold |

Todd Gitlin recently wrote, “You are Here to be Disturbed” and “Please Be Disturbed: Triggering Can Be Good for You, Kids.” Professor Gitlin brings an important voice to the cause of free speech and academic...

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Verifying Student Growth

June 16, 2015 by Kirkwood Palmer |

Public distrust of higher education has grown, as low educational standards are coupled with unmanageable tuition costs. The Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO) of the Organization for...

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Class on Friday: Economics

June 12, 2015 by ACTA |

Since so many colleges and universities treat Friday like the weekend, ACTA has taken up the mantle of the end-of-the-week education. Friday classes may be a thing of the past, but each Friday we'll put...

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Class on Friday: Constitutional Government

June 5, 2015 by ACTA |

Since so many colleges and universities treat Friday like the weekend, ACTA has taken up the mantle of the end-of-the-week education. Friday classes may be a thing of the past, but each Friday we'll put...

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Class on Friday: Rocks and Hard Places

May 29, 2015 by ACTA |

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...

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Class on Friday: Marine Biology

May 22, 2015 by ACTA |

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...

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Discourse Endangered by Campus “Safe Spaces”

May 21, 2015 by Christine Ravold |

In the event a speaker is visiting campus and her speech will make you feel unsafe, Brown University students might suggest soft music, blankets, videos of puppies and some Play-Doh. That was how they...

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