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.

Here We Have Idaho

A State Report Card on Public Higher Education

January 2011 by ACTA

This report card focuses on four key areas of interest: what students are learning (the curriculum), whether the marketplace of ideas is vibrant (intellectual diversity), how the universities are run (governance), and what a college education costs (affordability). If our nation is to ensure its continued preeminence, policymakers, trustees, alumni, and taxpayers must know what's going on in higher education. This report card aims to do just that—and it follows similar ACTA report cards on higher education in the states of Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, and Missouri.


SELECTED FINDINGS

Executive Summary

To read the Executive Summary, please click here.

Press

Flunked: A searing report card about the quality of higher ed in Idaho

Magic Valley Times-News
March 13, 2011 by Editorial |

State funding for Idaho higher education will be trimmed by the Legislature again this year, sharpening the focus on what’s necessary and what isn’t on Idaho’s college campuses.

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Study gives Idaho higher ed F’s for education, cost, intellectual diversity

Idaho Reporter
January 20, 2011 by Editorial |

A new study says Idaho is failing its students at public universities and colleges by increasing tuition, not requiring a broad range of coursework, and limiting the free exchange of ideas.

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There are serious issues at ISU

Idaho State Journal
February 4, 2011 by Mike Ellis |

On Jan. 24, the Idaho State University Faculty Senate resolution calling for a vote of confidence/no confidence on President Arthur Vailas passed 19-6, a margin of over 3 to 1.  In addition to… Continue Reading >>