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.

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

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Regent Tom McMillen:Athletic Scandals Could Have Been Avoided With More Trustee Oversight

May 13, 2015 |

Today ACTA launched “Best Practices in Athletic Oversight,” a video discussion introduced by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The video records the dialogue between University of Maryland Regent, Rhodes Scholar, Olympian and former Congressman Tom McMillen and Brit Kirwan,  University System of Maryland

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ACTA Wins 2015 Salvatori Prize

May 7, 2015 |

Today ACTA received the 2015 Salvatori Prize in recognition of our What Will They Learn? project and historical literacy initiatives. The prize, presented by the Heritage Foundation, is awarded to an individual or organization that advances “the principles of the American Founding, embodies the virtues of character

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Class on Friday: Marin Biology

May 22, 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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Discourse Endangered by Campus “Safe Spaces”

May 21, 2015 by Christine Ravold |

In the event a speaker is visiting campus and her speech will make you feel unsafe, Brown University students might suggest soft music, blankets, videos of puppies and some Play-Doh. That was how they stocked their safe space when columnist and feminist author Jessica Valenti and individualist...

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