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Higher Ed News Roundup: ACTA Quoted on Assault

August 13, 2014 by ACTA|

ACTA President Anne Neal's commentary on campus sexual assault is quoted in an NPR piece.

Adam… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Big Data in the Lecture Hall

August 12, 2014 by ACTA|

For students living in a digital world, data may be the key to engaging them.

Whether MOOCs become the norm or not, they offer some Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: A New Era in College Sports?

August 11, 2014 by ACTA|

The NCAA has been ordered by a judge to compensate players (at least in the biggest sports and conferences) for the use of their likenesses, jerseys,… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Students Demand Low Standards

August 8, 2014 by ACTA|

ACTA President Anne Neal's appearance on PBS Newshour to discuss campus sexual assault garnered attention today.

At Princeton and Wellesley,… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Ratings and Experiments

August 7, 2014 by ACTA|

Here's what's new in Higher Ed:

At MIT, faculty consider experimenting with modular… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Cutting Costs

August 6, 2014 by ACTA|

Interim KSU President Raymond Burse has set an example for other administrators asking for a $90,000 pay cut next year.

Other universities have… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Party Schools

August 5, 2014 by ACTA|

Looking for a serious education? Skip Syracuse, this year's top "party school" and the first private school to achieve such an "honor" since… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: College Funding Edition

August 4, 2014 by ACTA|

The interim president of Kentucky State University, Raymond Burse, has put his money where his mouth is by taking a voluntary pay cut

Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: A Call to Do….Something

August 1, 2014 by ACTA|

A new Senate bill aimed at sexual assault leaves some institutions unclear on what exactly they're required to do.

One thing that is clear:… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Colleges Aren’t Courts

July 31, 2014 by ACTA|

Anne Neal has been explaining to the media that campus bureacrats are ill-equipped to handle sexual assault cases. Check out her thought in the New… Continue Reading >>

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,… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: ACTA Takes on Accreditation

July 29, 2014 by ACTA|

ACTA's Michael Poliakoff takes on accreditors over at Real Clear Policy

HarvardContinue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: College Rankings Shake-Up

July 28, 2014 by ACTA|

What's the best way to rank colleges? Affordability may be today's favorite metric.

Should those outside the Ivory Tower take Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Can We Fix It?

July 25, 2014 by ACTA|

Senators say states are on the hook for fixing higher ed.

Taxation and regulation of profitable programs at non-profit schools takes aim at tuition,… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed News Roundup: Goofy Courses and Frightening Data

July 24, 2014 by ACTA|

We suppose it was only a matter of time ... The University of Virginia is offering a summer course on 'Game of Thrones.'

The Great Books… Continue Reading >>

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