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.

The Higher Education Opportunity Act and You

What the Legislation Means for Boards of Trustees

February 2009 by ACTA’s Institute for Effective Governance

This guide looks at several key provisions of the new Higher Education Act and outlines what you, as a trustee, can do. The HEOA, which passed the House and Senate by overwhelming bi-partisan margins, was signed into law in August 2008. Congress makes sweeping new transparency demands on colleges and universities in a clear response to growing public concern about ever-rising prices and threats to academic quality.