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 a new trustee guide outlining best practices in university governance. Read the full report.

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

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Statement of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni and Brooklyn College Professors Emeritae

April 14, 2015 |

We are joined by three distinguished professors at Brooklyn College: Paula S. Fichtner, Professor of History Emerita; Margaret L. King, Professor of History Emerita; Abigail L. Rosenthal, Professor of Philosophy Emerita as we call for the restoration of an exemplary core curriculum at Brooklyn College.

Brooklyn

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Survey: Half of Americans Don’t Know When the Civil War Occurred

April 14, 2015 |

In time for the 150th anniversary of the tragic night when John Wilkes Booth slipped into Ford’s Theater and shot President Abraham Lincoln, ACTA released a survey that reveals another tragedy: Lincoln—and much of his legacy—is being lost to the ages. According to the survey, only half the American public could

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Class on Friday: Comedic Relief

April 17, 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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Class on Friday: Echoes of Appomattox

April 10, 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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