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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ACTA Cited in Senate White Paper

March 23, 2015 |

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, chairman of the Senate education committee, today released a several white papers for public comment. One of the papers, Higher Education Accreditation: Concepts and Proposals, cited information from ACTA’s Can College Accreditation Live Up to Its Promise?. ACTA believes the current system

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Tom McMillen Wins Outstanding Director Award

March 19, 2015 |

Tom McMillen, signatory to the Governance for a New Era report, will be honored tonight as a recipient of the Washington Business Journal’s Outstanding Directors Awards. ACTA nominated McMillen for his outstanding service on the University of Maryland’s Board of Regents where he has been a shining example of active

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Class on Friday: Flower Power

March 27, 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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Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize Promotes Military History

March 26, 2015 by Alex McHugh |

Founded last year to support the study of military history, the second annual Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History was, on Monday, awarded to Alexander Watson for his book Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I. In the widely-popular book, Watson takes a fresh approach...

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