ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

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ACTA initiatives promote academic quality, affordability, and cost effectiveness in higher education.

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Anne Neal’s letter to the editor published in the New York Times

April 11, 2014 |

ACTA President Anne Neal’s letter to the editor about Brandeis University rescinding an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali was published in the New York Times. ACTA believes that disinviting controversial speakers because of their beliefs sets a dangerous precedent and endangers academic freedom on campus. Read Ms....

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Statement from ACTA President Anne Neal on Brandeis University

April 9, 2014 |

Louis Brandeis would be turning over in his grave. The university named after the former Supreme Court justice has illustrated the depths of small-minded bigotry and intolerance that now pass for the culture on many campuses. In effectively rescinding an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Brandeis has violated the...

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Higher Ed News Roundup: The Higher Ed Bubble is Close to Bursting

April 18, 2014 by ACTA |

Administrative bloat is driving college costs, according to Glenn Reynolds’s column in USA Today.

Just how necessary is college? Not as necessary as Pew says, claims Minding the Campus's George Leef.

A new Texas bill promises to deliver accountability measures on cost, completion, and...

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Higher Ed News Roundup: Thursday Wonk Edition

April 17, 2014 by ACTA |

It's a wonky day in higher ed. Here's what's new:

An interesting Tennessee plan will make community college free by redirecting funds away from four-year universities.

Ball State University trustees are taking action against chronic low-performing tenured faculty.

And the Brookings...

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