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Higher Ed News Roundup: Where Did Education Go?

September 26, 2014 by ACTA|

Inflation in higher ed has doubled since last year.

Steven Pinker and William Deresiewicz don't agree on much, but both point to the… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Majoring in Leisure

September 25, 2014 by ACTA|

What does it say that there is now little discernible difference between a resort and a college?

Online-education provider Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: The Costs of College

September 24, 2014 by ACTA|

ACTA President Anne Neal and ACTA Vice President of Policy Michael Poliakoff are featured in a short documentary about the ever-increasing cost of college.Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Re-authorization and Accreditation

September 23, 2014 by ACTA|

Watch ACTA President Anne Neal's commentary on the re-authorization of the Higher Education Act and accreditation reform at the Heritage Foundation… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Questioning Statistics on Sexual Assault

September 22, 2014 by ACTA|

Time Magazine breaks down the sexual assault statistics that are driving the national discussion on campus safety. 

Test score requirements… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Eroding Students’ Rights

September 19, 2014 by ACTA|

A former University of California regent implores students to learn their Constitutional rights...so that they can demand universities respect them.Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Priorities

September 18, 2014 by ACTA|

Ben Novak, a signatory to Governance for a New Era, makes the case for more active trusteeship.

Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Happy Constitution Day!

September 17, 2014 by ACTA|

Happy Constitution Day! How well do you know our nation's founding document?

Here's why we shouldn't relegate the Constitution Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Low Standards

September 16, 2014 by ACTA|

Why we shouldn't be so quick to ditch standardized tests.

Though some schools are ditching all… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: How Well Do You Know Your Roosevelts?

September 15, 2014 by ACTA|
During which war was FDR president? Our survey suggests about 40% don't know.  
 
What John Oliver… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Accreditation under Scrutiny

September 12, 2014 by ACTA|

Accreditation reform is getting a closer look a panel discussion this month. ACTA's Anne Neal is a panelist. 

Yale's William… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: The Perils of College Rankings

September 11, 2014 by ACTA|

California is poised to enact a dangerous sexual assault bill, and ACTA President Anne Neal isn't afraid to call them out.

Want to know… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: More Than Money

September 10, 2014 by ACTA|

Fixing higher education requires more than just money.  

Many schools focus, understandably, on increasing completion rates for the highest… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Trustees Should Take Control

September 8, 2014 by ACTA|

ACTA's scholar-in-residence Clara Lovett calls on trustees to reclaim their responsibility for administrative hiring from the search firms that now… Continue Reading >>

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