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 launches the first segment of its new web series for trustees: Best Practices in Athletic Oversight featuring Maryland Regent Tom McMillen and Chancellor Brit Kirwan with an introduction by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. View the Video.

Many colleges and universities don’t require English majors to take a course in Shakespeare. Read ACTA's new report.

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

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ACTA testifies before the U.S. Senate HELP Committee

June 17, 2015 |

ACTA President Anne D. Neal provided testimony to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions at their June 17 hearing on higher education accreditation, chaired by Senator Lamar Alexander. Her testimony emphasized the shocking failure of the current system of accreditation to ensure academic

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ACTA Testifies Before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

May 29, 2015 |

ACTA has repeatedly documented that the system of higher education accreditation is a barrier to innovation, improvement, and accountability at colleges and universities. On May 29, ACTA President Anne D. Neal demonstrated to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights that the inadequacy of accreditation has been

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Class on Friday: Evolution of Flight

June 19, 2015 by ACTA |

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

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College and the Sounds of Silence

June 17, 2015 by Christine Ravold |

Todd Gitlin recently wrote, “You are Here to be Disturbed” and “Please Be Disturbed: Triggering Can Be Good for You, Kids.” Professor Gitlin brings an important voice to the cause of free speech and academic freedom. His support is timely. Professors are finding themselves imperilled when they...

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