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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National Leaders Support a New Blueprint for Higher Education Governance

August 19, 2014 |

A diverse group of 22 distinguished national leaders today is issuing a blueprint for higher education governance. Governance for a New Era is the product of a summit facilitated by ACTA and chaired by Benno Schmidt, City University of New York Board chairman. Signatories to the statement include college presidents,

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Press Advisory: National Higher Ed Leaders Sign on to a Blueprint for Higher Education Governance

August 14, 2014 |

Please join ACTA for a discussion of the new report, Governance for a New Era, on Aug. 20. CUNY board chairman Benno Schmidt, who chairs the project, will lead a discussion on the report’s findings in Washington, D.C. following the report’s Aug. 19 release. He will be joined by former Governor of Michigan and

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Higher Ed News Roundup: Trustees Must Act

August 26, 2014 by ACTA |

K.C. Johnson crystallizes Governance for a New Era into one directive: "trustees must act." 

A non-profit group, called B Lab, aims to help for-profit schools regulate themselves.

In the eyes of University of Missouri administrators, everything is a Title IX violation.

College of DuPage...

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Free Expression at Yale

August 25, 2014 by Alex McHugh |

When Peter Salovey, Yale University’s President, addressed the incoming freshman class on Saturday, there was no shortage of pressing subjects in the world of higher ed. From declining academic standards to mounting student debt, education in America is experiencing a massive upheaval. But as...

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