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ACTA applauds the governing board of the University System of Maryland for unanimously approving a landmark policy that ties compensation of athletic coaches to academic standards. The policy—which ties bonuses to how well students perform inside the classroom—is a timely reminder to coaches and athletic directorsContinue Reading >>
The findings of Kenneth L. Wainstein’s report investigating academic fraud at the University of North Carolina are outrageous, but hardly surprising. The extensive and systematic fraud perpetrated by professors and administrators grew out of a long-standing culture at far too many universities in whichContinue Reading >>
ACTA’s sixth edition highlights the disconnect between perception and reality at America's colleges and universities.Continue Reading >>
Around academe, people are feigning shock. How else to respond to the scandal at UNC-Chapel Hill? Such blatant disregard for academic standards, for student learning outcomes, and for basic integrity should be shocking. If suspected, it should have been rigorously pursued and ended. But it...Continue Reading >>
Earlier this month, the Chronicle of Higher Education released a survey of some 368 small private colleges showing that many were struggling to meet their enrollment targets. The decrease was expected, but has become a focal point for worried administrators. Or, as Paul D. Lack, vice president...Continue Reading >>