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.

Restoring a Core

How Trustees Can Ensure Meaningful General Education Requirements

September 2009 by ACTA’s Institute for Effective Governance

In light of the findings in What Will They Learn? that many of our leading universities have a diffuse and impoverished curriculum, this companion guide provides suggestions for trustees who would like to review and strengthen the core requirements at their institutions. Restoring a Core succinctly explains the importance and continuing relevance of a core and lays out the eight steps to implementing a coherent and rigorous curriculum that will prepare students to become informed citizens, productive workers and lifelong learners.