UD Named to A List for Preparing Graduates for Success

UD Named to A List for Preparing Graduates for Success

The University of Dallas is among 21 colleges and universities nationwide to earn an "A" rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) in its fourth edition of "What Will They Learn?" The study, which graded 1,070 institutions with an "A" through "F" on the strength of each school's general education curriculum, aimed to identify those that best prepare undergraduates for the workforce.

In addition to being named to the organization's "A" List of schools that provide graduates with the "broad-based skills and knowledge to succeed in the global marketplace," the university has been designated a "Hidden Gem" and is one of only three schools to receive credit for every requirement.

"We are extremely pleased that our unique Core curriculum has earned ACTA's highest rating," said Charles W. Eaker, dean of the university's Constantin College of Liberal Arts. "Our students graduate with more than a specific knowledge of their discipline, which enables them to excel in a wide variety of leadership roles like doctors, teachers, software engineers, economists, lawyers, politicians, scientists and even bishops."

"Students are graduating into one of the most inhospitable job markets in American history and a time of challenging civic responsibilities; and they're doing it with record debt," said Anne D. Neal, president of ACTA. "'What Will They Learn?' examines which schools are making a solid commitment to a broad academic foundation and which ones simply don't make the grade."

For more information on ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report, visit www.WhatWillTheyLearn.com.

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.

News

Faculty, Staff Nurture Partnership, Build Relationships in Avila

This past 2017-18 school year, the University of Dallas began an exchange program with the Catholic University of Avila (Universidad Católica de Ávila, or UCAV) in Spain, sponsored by the European Union's Erasmus program. In August 2017, UD hosted a faculty and a staff member from UCAV here in Irving; in May and July 2018, faculty and staff from UD visited Avila, a medieval fortress city with numerous churches and historical associations with St. Theresa.

+ Read More

Trustees Announce Presidential Search Committee

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees is pleased to share several updates regarding the search for a new university president. Richard Husseini, BS '88, current vice chair of the board and executive committee member, will chair the search committee for a new university president. This committee represents a cross section of the UD community, including trustees, faculty, an academic dean, a National Alumni Board representative, a member with senior staff experience, and the current student government president.

+ Read More

UD in Service: Students Help Rebuild South Texas

Nearly a year ago, when Hurricane Harvey hit, Houston, Beaumont and surrounding areas endured a natural disaster of unforeseen proportions. The process of rebuilding has been long and arduous, and this past spring, UD's Alternative Spring Break program took students down to Beaumont to join in the efforts through Operation Blessing, the division of Catholic Mission Trips in charge of Hurricane Harvey relief.

+ Read More