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 Celebrates 20 Years of Success

January 26, 2015 |

It’s a big year for ACTA! This year we are celebrating 20 years of hard-charging higher ed reform, and the many victories small and large that ACTA has achieved over the past two decades. We are pleased to launch our 20th anniversary website, which will be the online home for our year-long anniversary celebration.

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ACTA President Anne Neal’s Statement on President Obama’s Community College Initiative

January 20, 2015 |

President Obama rightly recognizes that the cost of a college education is getting out of control—but the solution lies with innovation and not costly federal programs. By the government’s own measure, only one in five degree-seeking students enrolled in a two-year associate degree program graduates within three

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The Search for Truth, Knowledge and Beauty—in Decaying Buildings

January 27, 2015 by Ron Lipsman |

The purpose of the university is two-fold: first, the search for truth, knowledge and beauty; and second, the dissemination of the results of that search. In this essay, I will describe how the first purpose has come to dominate the second in the modern university and how this development has...

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Class on Friday: The Great American Novel

January 23, 2015 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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