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Today ACTA launched “Best Practices in Athletic Oversight,” a video discussion introduced by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The video records the dialogue between University of Maryland Regent, Rhodes Scholar, Olympian and former Congressman Tom McMillen and Brit Kirwan, University System of MarylandContinue Reading >>
Today ACTA received the 2015 Salvatori Prize in recognition of our What Will They Learn? project and historical literacy initiatives. The prize, presented by the Heritage Foundation, is awarded to an individual or organization that advances “the principles of the American Founding, embodies the virtues of characterContinue Reading >>
This guide outlines best practices in university governance, drawing on experiences of institutions across the country.Continue Reading >>
Since so many colleges and universities treat Friday like the weekend, ACTA has taken up the mantle of end-of-the-week education. Friday classes may be a thing of the past, but each Friday afternoon we'll put together a quiz to keep your mind working! If there's a topic you'd like to see in the...Continue Reading >>
In the event a speaker is visiting campus and her speech will make you feel unsafe, Brown University students might suggest soft music, blankets, videos of puppies and some Play-Doh. That was how they stocked their safe space when columnist and feminist author Jessica Valenti and individualist...Continue Reading >>