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.

Made in Maine

A State Report Card on Public Higher Education

April 2011 by ACTA

This report card on public higher education in Maine 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, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, and Missouri.


SELECTED FINDINGS

Executive Summary

To read the Executive Summary, please click here.

Press

Report “flunks” University of Maine System for affordability, outcomes

The Maine Campus
May 4, 2011 by Robert Stigile |

The University of Maine System has a slew of challenges to overcome if it intends to carry out its mission sufficiently as the state’s public institution of higher education, according to a recently… Continue Reading >>

UMS Receives Failing Grades in New Report

WABI: Spirit of Maine
May 4, 2011 by Catherine Pegram |

A report card by a conservative think tank is giving the University of Maine System failing grades in four out of five areas.

The report was conducted by The Maine Heritage Policy Center and… Continue Reading >>