The American Council of Trustees and Alumni has released their annual “What Will They Learn?” report, and Colorado Christian University is one of 22 schools on the “A List.” The report, which surveyed 1,091 schools, ranks schools’ general education courses, specifically addressing whether students get a proper educational foundation.
“We’re thrilled to be given an ‘A’ for the second year in a row,” commented Dr. Cherri Parks, vice president of Academic Affairs at CCU. “As a liberal arts institution, we work hard to ensure that students get both breadth and depth of knowledge during their time here. A strong academic foundation is crucial for students to make a positive impact on our world.”
ACTA looks at seven core subjects in their rankings and ensures that each core subject is taught at a challenging level. For example, the rankings consider English composition a core class that every student ought to take, and only gives credit for classes that allow for instructor feedback, experience with the revision process, and instruction on the formal mechanics of language.
To receive an “A” rating, schools had to include at least six of seven core subjects (English composition, literature, foreign language, U.S. history, economics, mathematics, and science).
The “What Will They Learn?” project was launched in 2004 and aimed at answering the question: are students properly prepared with broad-based skills and knowledge to succeed in the global marketplace? The college guide has grown into a database praised by policymakers – and by parents and students eager to know what they will actually receive from a college education.
The goal of the project is to help inform the strength of a college diploma, beyond a school’s prestige or reputation.
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ABOUT THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF TRUSTEES AND ALUMNI
The American Council of Trustees and Alumni is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America’s colleges and universities. Since its founding in 1995, ACTA has counseled boards, educated the public and published reports about such issues as good governance, historical literacy, core curricula, the free exchange of ideas, and accreditation in higher education. For more information, www.goacta.org or www.WhatWillTheyLearn.com.