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.

A Crisis in Civic Education. Read ACTA's New Report.

A Crisis in Civic Education. Read ACTA's New Report.

ACTA releases a new report: The Cost of Chaos in the Curriculum

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

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ACTA Seeks Harvard Overseer Candidates’ Views On Higher Education Governance

April 15, 2016 |

ACTA sent questionnaires to each candidate for the upcoming Harvard Board of Overseers election to solicit their views on matters related to ACTA’s core issues of academic excellence, academic freedom, and accountability in higher education. ACTA has received the following responses so far but welcomes submissions

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ACTA Moves The Needle

April 10, 2016 |

ACTA was the cover story in the April 11 Chronicle of Higher Education. As the story acknowledges, ACTA is a critical player in the high-stakes debates about higher education: “There is a growing strain of college trusteeship in this country that looks a lot like what the American Council of Trustees and Alumni

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A Crisis in Civic Education

January 2016 by ACTA |

The Founders admonished that informed, engaged citizens would be the indispensable guardian of our liberty. ACTA’s surveys, however, administered over the...

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Trusteeship and the Future of Higher Education

March 2016 by ACTA's Institute for Effective Governance |

ACTA is excited to announce the release of "Trusteeship and the Future of Higher Education," the latest video in our Higher Ed Now multimedia series, and the...

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ACTA'S BLOG: THE FORUM
A TOWN SQUARE FOR HIGHER ED

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