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Implementing Governance for a New Era

An Action Plan for Higher Ed Trustees
May 2, 2023 by ACTA Download PDF Press Release

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.

This publication is part of The American Council of Trustees and Alumni’s Institute For Effective Governance™.


Launched in 1995, we are the only organization that works with alumni, donors, trustees, and education leaders across the United States to support liberal arts education, uphold high academic standards, safeguard the free exchange of ideas on campus, and ensure that the next generation receives an intellectually rich, high-quality college education at an affordable price.

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