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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:36 PM

ACTA files complaint against University {of Virginia} accreditation decision

ACTA files complaint against University accreditation decision

By Greg Lewis | Jan 02

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni, a nonprofit organization that advocates for strict academic standards and strong trustee involvement in university affairs has filed a complaint with the Department of Education about the decision to place the University on warning.
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In the complaint, ACTA president Anne Neal said SAC’s decision falls “outside the accreditor’s legitimate authority” and constitutes “a blatant intrusion into governance powers.”
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“At the end of the day, please take heart: a board doesn’t need to get community buy-in,” she said. “A college presidency is not a popularity contest – and shared governance does not mean shared fiduciary responsibility.”
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Co-founded in 1995 by Lynne Cheney — former chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities and wife of former U.S. vice-president Dick Cheney — ACTA has long championed the role of university trustees, promoted stronger general education requirements and criticized the higher education accreditation process.


I thought they wanted to get rid of the Department of Education. I guess it's OK when they can use it to suit their purposes.

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