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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ACTA files amicus brief challenging constitutionality of accreditors’ actions

July 17, 2014 |

ACTA today filed an amicus brief in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals highlighting concerns about the unconstitutional delegation of unchecked power to accrediting agencies, which are private organizations composed largely of education industry stakeholders. ACTA argues that delegation to a private party with

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Leading the conversation on governance

July 9, 2014 |

ACTA has taken to the pages of the Wall Street Journal, Houston Chronicle and Austin American-Statesman as the voice of responsible governance in the ongoing story at the University of Texas. In a statement, ACTA president Anne Neal defended the decision to seek the removal of a president when he and the board are

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A TOWN SQUARE FOR HIGHER ED

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Higher Ed News Roundup: Leave the Trustees Alone

July 23, 2014 by ACTA |

ACTA President Anne Neal to the New York Times: "The Texas showdown was not about yahoo trustees and upright administrators. It was about the future of higher education."

Jim Windham agrees, trustees should be free to do their job. 

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Bryn Mawr Goes Test-Optional

July 22, 2014 by Alex McHugh |

Bryn Mawr has gone test-optional, following some other colleges and universities right off a cliff. At the bottom waits the swirling chaos that is ‘holistic’ admissions assessment. We can only hope that Bryn Mawr admissions officers are prepared to navigate those waters.

There are certainly...

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