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.

Higher Ed News Roundup: Empowered Individuals and Active Boards

July 30, 2014 by ACTA

ACTA's William Gonch challenges the notion that board governance is a "team sport" at Minding the Campus.

Anne Neal, ACTA's president, is quoted today in the Huffington Post. She explains that universities are ill-equipped to handle sexual assualt cases.

The left hand cleared him while the right hand punished him. A University of Cincinnati student is being prosecuted by the school's administration even after being exonerated by campus police and a grand jury.

Is $70 million enough to overcome a bad incentive structure and irresponsible culture?

Temple and Montclair State have jumped onto the test-optional bandwagon citing the fact that some bright students don't "test well." Still no accomadations for smart kids with bad grades though. 

Funding shortfall + pay increases = financial solvency?

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