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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ACTA Statement on UVA Visitors’ Response to Campus Sexual Assault

November 25, 2014 |

The tumultuous situation in Charlottesville is more proof that colleges are unable to handle the outrageous crime of sexual assault on their own. Colleges have the responsibility of providing a safe atmosphere, but the investigation and prosecution of grave criminal activity can only be done effectively by the

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ACTA Distributes Governance Action Plan to 16,000 Trustees

November 5, 2014 |

Today ACTA issued an action plan designed to assist more than 16,000 college and university trustees in reforming higher education. The plan asks the questions all trustees must address in order to measure and improve their institution’s effectiveness. The action plan covers topics that include the disinvitation of

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An Explosive Report on Rape

November 25, 2014 by Alex McHugh |

Last week’s Rolling Stone report on sexual assault at the University of Virginia has unleashed an explosion of discourse about campus sexual assault. In a long and graphic piece, author Sabrina Rubin Erdely gave readers a college tour at the storied campus that Thomas Jefferson founded. But this...

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Class on Friday: Winter is Coming!

November 21, 2014 by ACTA |

Since so many colleges and universities treat Friday like the weekend, ACTA has taken up the mantle of end-of-the-week education. Friday classes may be a thing of the past, but each Friday afternoon we'll put together a quiz to keep your mind working! If there's a topic you'd like to see in the...

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