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Lewy, Guenter – American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2018
Freedom of expression is imperiled on today's college campuses. Citizens and educators alike are concerned about the number of shout-downs and disinvitations and their silencing effect on intellectual diversity. The use of speech codes, "safe spaces," new rules demanding "trigger warnings," and condemning…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Ideology, Educational Philosophy, Freedom of Speech
Malcolm, Joyce Lee – American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2018
Over its 23-year history, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) has worked to educate leaders in higher education to uphold the highest standards of academic freedom, academic excellence, and accountability. The most serious challenges in memory to the free exchange of ideas essential for liberal education has been faced. For the last…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Environment, Liberal Arts, Freedom of Speech
American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2018
The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) has gone from strength to strength in advancing their mission to ensure that American higher education is the finest in the world. This annual report focuses on how well ACTA has led schools, coast to coast, to strengthen cost-control and accountability, nurture academic excellence, and enhance…
Descriptors: Trustees, Higher Education, Professional Associations, Educational Finance
American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2017
Trustees face complex choices related to costs and efficiency as they navigate new accountability policies, financial headwinds, and a changing global marketplace for college education. The latest release in a series of trustee guides from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni's Institute for Effective Governance, "Bold Leadership, Real…
Descriptors: Efficiency, Costs, Educational Opportunities, Higher Education
American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2017
Polarizing political beliefs are nothing new on campus, but the tactics employed by supporters of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement create new cause for concern, from the politicization of curricula and academic associations to efforts to silence Israeli speakers to overtly anti-Semitic behavior on campus. In a new essay, the…
Descriptors: College Students, Freedom of Speech, Academic Freedom, Activism
Bledsoe, Eric; Riethmiller, Megan; Kempson, Lauri; Poliakoff, Michael – American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2017
"What Will They Learn?"™ evaluates every four-year public university with a stated liberal arts mission as well as hundreds of private colleges and universities selected on the basis of size, mission, and regional representation. All schools in the "What Will Will They Learn"™ study are regionally-accredited, nonprofit…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Educational Quality, General Education
Alacbay, Armand; Barden, Danielle – American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2017
With recent research from the Institute for Higher Education Policy showing that college is unaffordable for as many as 70% of working- and middle-class students, concerns about college costs are mounting. The cost of operating an institution of higher education, with very few exceptions, is reflected in the price of attendance that students,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Trustees, Cost Effectiveness, Costs
American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2017
The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) is turning the tide and calling colleges and universities to account. The ACTA is making significant progress in the campaign to make higher education accountable, affordable, and effective. ACTA's goal is for America to be again able to say our nation's higher education is the envy of the world.…
Descriptors: Trustees, Professional Associations, Higher Education, Accountability
American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2016
There is a crisis in American civic education. Survey after survey shows that recent college graduates are alarmingly ignorant of America's history and heritage. They cannot identify the term lengths of members of Congress, the substance of the First Amendment, or the origin of the separation of powers. They do not know the Father of the…
Descriptors: Civics, Higher Education, United States History, Knowledge Level
Bledsoe, Eric; Kolson, Kenneth; Kempson, Lauri; Poliakoff, Michael – American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2016
In the fiercely competitive, global job market, solid preparation in core skills matters a lot. Will college graduates write with the clarity, grace, and accuracy that employers (and everyone else) expect? Will they have the basic mathematical and scientific skills--regardless of their majors--that equip them to navigate an increasingly…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Educational Quality, General Education
American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2016
In 2015, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) celebrated 20 years of hard-charging higher education reform. Once a lone voice in the wilderness, ACTA is now leading the charge in their vigorous campaign to restore academic excellence, academic freedom, and accountability to American higher education. Core curricula, accreditation…
Descriptors: Trustees, Educational Change, Higher Education, Educational History
American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2015
Colleges and universities across the country are seeing their bond ratings drop and their budgets shrink. Employers complain that college graduates are not prepared for the workplace, and many students find themselves saddled with considerable debt and no job to show for it. These are trying times for parents, for students, and for institutions.…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Governance, Educational Change, Higher Education
American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2015
Higher education has never been more "front and center"--almost daily we hear about spiraling costs, the lack of academic rigor, and the stifling political correctness on our college campuses. Long before such issues were hot, ACTA [American Council of Trustees and Alumni] was already pointing out these worrisome trends and calling on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Accountability, Governance
Poliakoff, Michael – American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2015
Read and admired throughout the world, Shakespeare's plays and poetry have been the guiding light of statesmen, of authors, and of artists. His writings are the indispensable foundation for understanding English literature, language, and rhetoric. Yet less than 8% of the nation's top universities require English majors to take even a single course…
Descriptors: Classics (Literature), Majors (Students), English Instruction, Required Courses
Capaldi Phillips, Elizabeth D.; Poliakoff, Michael B. – American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2015
ACTA's report "The Cost of Chaos in the Curriculum" reveals that the vast array of course choices given to college students is a cause of exploding costs and poor academic outcomes. And a bloated undergraduate curriculum is particularly detrimental to the success of students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. The report documents how…
Descriptors: College Students, Undergraduate Study, College Curriculum, Core Curriculum
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