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Princeton University and Woodrow Wilson’s Legacy

April 5, 2016 by Michael Poliakoff|

Princeton University’s Board of Trustees Continue Reading >>

Put Students First at Mount Saint Mary’s University

February 10, 2016 by Michael Poliakoff|

It is time for the board of trustees of Mount Saint Mary’s to stand up for first principles. First, colleges are properly judged by student success. Admissions criteria should be focused on admitting… Continue Reading >>

Costly Chaos in the Curriculum

January 29, 2016 by Christine Ravold|

The Committee for Economic Development has provided one of the grimmest statistics in higher education, where there is already plenty of bad news. Between 1981 and 2011, the “sticker price”… Continue Reading >>

Trustees, not the NCAA, must ensure academic integrity in college athletics

August 10, 2015 by Armand B. Alacbay|

A 2015 poll by Monmouth University found that barely a quarter of Americans feel that “colleges… Continue Reading >>

Disciplines, Not Goals

July 6, 2015 by Kirkwood Palmer |

Francesca Aran Murphy, in First Things, challenges the University of Notre Dame to rethink the grave… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Named a Sunmark Foundation “Preferred Partner”!

June 29, 2015 by ACTA|

Once again, ACTA has been named a Sunmark Foundation "Preferred Partner"! This is the second consecutive year that the St. Louis-based Sunmark Foundation has partnered with ACTA. 

In recognizing… Continue Reading >>

Governance for a New Era Prompts Action in Nevada

March 18, 2015 by Alex McHugh|

The regents of the University of Nevada system are taking a stand for accountability, with the help of ACTA’s Getting… Continue Reading >>

Honoring an Effective Trustee: Tom McMillen Wins Outstanding Director Award

February 11, 2015 by ACTA|

The Washington Business Journal and the National Association of Corporate Directors have just announced the honorees for their Continue Reading >>

AAU President: Trustees Discharging Duties Are “Major Threat”

December 8, 2014 by Alex McHugh|

In a recent video interview, AAU President Hunter Rawlings III told the Chronicle of Higher EducationContinue Reading >>

Moving Forward on University Governance

November 5, 2014 by ACTA|

At the end of the summer, ACTA marked with great excitement the publication of Governance for a New Era:… 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 >>

Higher Ed Leaders Talk Governance at National Press Club

August 21, 2014 by ACTA|

Governance for a New Era, the new report released by over 20 higher education leaders calling on trustees to… Continue Reading >>

“Trustees Must Have the Last Word”

August 19, 2014 by ACTA|

Once known as the “envy of the world,” America’s institutions of higher learning now find themselves facing unprecedented challenges. Massive 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: Leave the Trustees Alone

July 23, 2014 by ACTA|

ACTA President Anne Neal to the New York Times: "The Texas showdown was not about yahoo trustees and upright administrators. It was about the future… Continue Reading >>

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