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The Paideia Times, a news quarterly for higher education trustees, has released its Spring 2020 edition, which focuses largely on COVID-19's impact on higher education. The publication brings informative… Continue Reading >>
Professor Allen Guelzo of Princeton University vividly illustrates the contemporary importance of our past by guiding readers through what he deems the 10 most pivotal moments in United States history.
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How do the challenges that COVID-19 presents compare to other times of crisis in higher education? What forces have been brewing under the surface of the academy to make this such a difficult time for college campuses to cope with the pandemic?… Continue Reading >>
As the COVID-19 pandemic expands, higher ed leaders, faculty, and students are being forced to adapt in real time and rethink the future. Kaplan University Partners president Brandon Busteed joins ACTA's Michael… Continue Reading >>
As the COVID-19 pandemic propels a massive shift to delivering courses online, how are faculty, institutions, and students reckoning with the sudden changes? Lee Skallerup Bessette, Ph.D., learning… Continue Reading >>
ACTA President Michael Poliakoff wrote his latest Forbes column on Liberty University's hesitancy to shut down campus due to the coronavirus outbreak. Titled "Liberty University What Not To Do During A Pandemic," the article… Continue Reading >>
In ACTA President Michael Poliakoff's latest Forbes column, "Why Is SUNY—Binghamton Building A $60 Million Baseball Stadium With Donor Funds?," he takes an in-depth look at what higher education philanthropy can accomplish, and… Continue Reading >>
The American Council of Trustees and Alumni’s 12th state higher education report Southern Exposure: A Look at Mississippi’s Public Colleges and Universities, written in partnership with the… Continue Reading >>
One of the nation's leading researchers in the field of drug and alcohol abuse, Dr. Amelia Arria is respected by higher ed leaders and policy makers alike. A key driver of the influential Maryland Collaborative, she helps… Continue Reading >>
Robert L. DuPont, MD, one of the nation's leading voices on drug and alcohol use, joins us for a passionate discussion on recovery, prevention, and what college leaders need to know to save students' lives and help them… Continue Reading >>
Do colleges treat anti-Semitism differently from sexism and racism? Evan Gerstmann, professor of political science at Loyola Marymount University, phoned in to talk with ACTA president Michael Poliakoff about his two recent Forbes articles: the… Continue Reading >>
Professor George LaNoue brings a lifetime of teaching college students about the First Amendment, educational policy, Constitutional law, civil rights, and more. He sat down with Doug Sprei at ACTA to spotlight his richly… Continue Reading >>