ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

Becoming an Educated Person

Toward a Core Curriculum for College Students

July 2003 by George C. Leef

Many parents—as well as trustees and state officials—have asked ACTA to define a "core" curriculum and explain why it is important. ACTA responded to this need in publishing this report. The guide advocates a strong core curriculum and gives examples of core curricula from a number of schools (large and small, public and private) in different parts of the country. It also provides suggestions for trustees who would like to review and strengthen the core requirements of their institutions.