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ACTA Panel on Bridging the Gap between Faculty and Trustees at AAUP Conference

June 10, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni will host a panel on Saturday, June 13, 2009 on bridging the gap between governing boards and faculty at the American Association of University Professors’ conference, held in conjunction with the AAUP’s annual meeting, June 11-14.

The discussion will center on how faculty and trustees can work together to tackle the pressing matters of cost, educational quality, and accountability in a manner that respects academic freedom and avoids micromanagement.

The panel entitled “Reaching Across the Aisle: Bridging the Gap Between Governing Boards and Academics” will feature:

— Harry R. Lewis, Harvard professor and former dean of Harvard College

— Peter D. Salins, professor at SUNY-Stony Brook and former provost of the SUNY system

— Arthur J. Rothkopf, trustee of American University and former president of Lafayette College

— Anne D. Neal, ACTA president and First Amendment lawyer

The panel will be held Saturday, June 13th from 1:35 to 3:05 in the Congressional room of the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW, Washington, DC.

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni is an independent non-profit dedicated to academic freedom, academic excellence and accountability. Since its founding in 1995, ACTA has counseled boards, educated the public and published reports about such issues as good governance, historical literacy, core curricula, the free exchange of ideas and accreditation in higher education.


Launched in 1995, we are the only organization that works with alumni, donors, trustees, and education leaders across the United States to support liberal arts education, uphold high academic standards, safeguard the free exchange of ideas on campus, and ensure that the next generation receives an intellectually rich, high-quality college education at an affordable price.

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