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U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, chairman of the Senate education committee, today released a several white papers for public comment. One of the papers, Higher Education Accreditation: Concepts and Proposals, cited information from ACTA’s Can College Accreditation Live Up to Its Promise?. ACTA believes the current systemContinue Reading >>
Tom McMillen, signatory to the Governance for a New Era report, will be honored tonight as a recipient of the Washington Business Journal’s Outstanding Directors Awards. ACTA nominated McMillen for his outstanding service on the University of Maryland’s Board of Regents where he has been a shining example of activeContinue Reading >>
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Founded last year to support the study of military history, the second annual Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History was, on Monday, awarded to Alexander Watson for his book Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I. In the widely-popular book, Watson takes a fresh approach...Continue Reading >>
Calls for accreditation reform are gaining momentum in Washington. Just yesterday, two separate committees—the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) and the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions—considered changes to the current...Continue Reading >>