ACTC presidents announce new academic initiative
The presidents of the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities have announced an initiative to create a stronger academic identity for the five ACTC colleges and universities.
This initiative will be rooted in the common urban location and identity of Augsburg, Hamline, Macalester, St. Catherine and St. Thomas. The presidents will seek to translate that shared urban identity into a new set of collaborations that enriches the academic programs of each member institution.
This presidential initiative for a stronger ACTC academic identity will be carried out by a new council of the chief academic officers of the member institutions. They will work with their deans and faculties on an ACTC-wide basis to flesh out the collaborative possibilities in the Twin Cities-based consortium. The first "summit" of chief academic officers, deans and faculty will take place on March 11, centered on the theme of sustainable urban development.
The ACTC presidents are committed to the proposition that the ACTC can and should develop a clear academic identity that reflects the shared values of the five institutions. They believe that a strong ACTC will greatly enhance the quality and mission focus of each college and university in the consortium.