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ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

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AAUP Watch

August 17, 2006 by ACTA|

The Chronicle of Higher Education's recent feature on grade inflation notes the disappointing reluctance of the… Continue Reading >>

Disappointing

August 13, 2006 by ACTA|

The Commission on the Future of Higher Education has met for the last time--and all but one of the commissioners has signed its watered down and disappointing report. David Ward, president of the American… Continue Reading >>

Strike Three

August 4, 2006 by ACTA|

Can American higher education be meaningfully reformed without consideration of what is actually taught at colleges and universities? From the looks of the Commission on the Future of Higher Education's… Continue Reading >>

Commission Needs to Regain Focus

July 20, 2006 by ACTA|

In response to the Commission on the Future of Higher Education's conciliatory and bloodless second draft, ACTA called on the Commission to rethink its course of action and to rework its recommendations--particularly… Continue Reading >>

It Takes Guts Not to Write a Gutted Report

July 19, 2006 by ACTA|

Has the Education Department's Commission on the Future of Higher Education been a waste of time? Based on the eviscerated second draft of its report, Continue Reading >>

Cleaning House in Colorado

June 15, 2006 by ACTA|

The University of Colorado's Standing Committee on Research Misconduct has reviewed the results of the Ward Churchill… Continue Reading >>

A Useful Exchange ...

May 30, 2006 by ACTA|

Has begun at Timothy Burke's blog. "Withywindle" writes:

Tim: I still await your answer on some questions… Continue Reading >>

ACTA’s Place in the Accountability Debate

April 10, 2006 by ACTA|

Coverage of last week's Indianapolis meeting of Margaret Spellings' Commission on the Future of Higher Education has centeredContinue Reading >>

Greenwood Guilty

January 3, 2006 by ACTA|

The University of California has determined that recently-resigned provost M.R.C. Greenwood did indeed Continue Reading >>

Scandal Fatigue

December 19, 2005 by ACTA|

The title of this post comes from a Colorado Daily piece on the reputational trials and… Continue Reading >>

Greenwood Still on the Payroll

November 29, 2005 by ACTA|

It's been almost a month since University of California provost M.R.C. Greenwood resigned amid allegations that… Continue Reading >>

UC Faculty Calls for Investigation

November 29, 2005 by ACTA|

A petition circulating among University of California faculty members calls for an independent investigation into… Continue Reading >>

UC Corruption in Context

November 28, 2005 by ACTA|

Health Care Renewal offers some provocative context for the scandalContinue Reading >>

Former UC Regent Criticizes Handling of Greenwood Case

November 19, 2005 by ACTA|

In response to the San Francisco Chronicle's November 11 piece on the Continue Reading >>

More on UC Corruption

November 19, 2005 by ACTA|

The irregularities surrounding recently-resigned UC provost M.R.C. Greenwood's tenure continue to accumulate. Greenwood… Continue Reading >>

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