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.

Implementing Governance for a New Era

An Action Plan for Higher Ed Trustees

November 2014 by ACTA

Implementing Governance for a New Era is an action plan to assist college and university trustees in reforming higher education. Delivered to more than 16,000 college and university trustees in November 2014, the plan provides details on how trustees properly represent the public by ensuring students receive a quality education at a reasonable price. The action plan examines the key questions all trustees must ask in order to gauge institutional effectiveness.  It covers topics including the disinvitation of controversial speakers, grade inflation, core requirements, the role of athletic programs, faculty course loads, and assessing presidential performance. The wallet-sized Getting the Data: 10 Questions Trustees Should Ask provides trustees with questions designed to ensure informed decision-making.