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.

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

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Statement on US News & World Report Annual College Rankings

September 9, 2014 |

Students and parents need a resource that peels away reputation to find out what’s really going on in the classroom. They need facts about the academic expectations of the college they will choose. While the U.S. News & World Report rankings get much attention each year, they lack a great deal of information crucial

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Anne Neal’s Statement on Stephen Trachtenberg Remarks

August 30, 2014 |

Former George Washington University President Stephen Trachtenberg is being lambasted for his remarks about campus sexual assault, but instead of considering his arguments that students put themselves in real danger when they drink, the political correctness police dismiss his valid points.

To be clear, no one

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Higher Ed News Roundup: Low Standards

September 16, 2014 by ACTA |

Why we shouldn't be so quick to ditch standardized tests.

Though some schools are ditching all admission standards.

At Rochester Institute of Technology, a chair dedicated to critical thinking speaks to the value of a liberal arts education.

Despite early protests, the Ayaan Hirsi Ali event...

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Higher Ed News Roundup: How Well Do You Know Your Roosevelts?

September 15, 2014 by ACTA |

During which war was FDR president? Our survey suggests about 40% don't know.  
 
What John Oliver forgot to tell you about student debt. 
 
The University of Michigan may be purchasing $13,000 napping "pods" for the library. Because we all know having a luxurious sleeping space at hand is...
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Upcoming Events

Sep
16

The Future of Higher Education Steering Committee Meeting

One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 320 Washington, DC 20036
Sep
22

Heritage Foundation Higher Education Reform Panel

The Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC
Nov
7

ATHENA Roundtable 2014

Italian Academy, Columbia University, New York, NY