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.

ACTA releases to trustees an Action Plan for crucial higher ed reform.

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

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In Memoriam: Herman Badillo

December 4, 2014 |

Those who knew Herman Badillo remember that he walked tall and won distinction for his unyielding pursuit of truth and justice and his unending search for the policies and programs that would fulfill the promise of American life to its citizens. Born in Puerto Rico and orphaned at the age of five, he won high honors

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ACTA Statement on Former Swarthmore College Student’s Search for Justice

December 2, 2014 |

Rape is a serious crime that deserves the full attention of responsible law enforcement—not campus kangaroo courts, whose insufficiency for such matters has again been made manifest in federal court. The court is the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the case is a lawsuit against

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Between the “Power Five” and a Hard Place

December 18, 2014 by Alex McHugh |

Much has been made of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s (UAB) decision to end an unsustainable football program. Of all the commentary that came out in the days after the announcement, however, George R. La Noue’s blog post on the matter may be the best. Rather than focusing on the...

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FIRE Releases 2015 Spotlight on Speech Codes

December 17, 2014 by ACTA |

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has released its annual Spotlight on Speech Codes, a comprehensive report on the state of free speech on campus and the many restrictions students face. This year’s report features an interactive infographic (see the static version below),...

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