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 Statement on Senate HELP Committee Meeting

February 24, 2015 |

Reducing regulation is surely a start. But it’s also time for us to revisit the entire framework of higher education quality assurance that is sadly failing our students. The United States spends nearly twice the OECD per pupil average with disappointing results:

• Just one in three students at four-year public

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ACTA in The Wall Street Journal

February 23, 2015 |

A letter to the editor by President Anne Neal challenges the Obama Administration’s plans for a new college rating system. Instead, ACTA calls on Congress to overhaul the existing costly and ineffective gatekeeping system for Title IV—accreditation—and to limit the flow of federal student aid dollars to institutions

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A TOWN SQUARE FOR HIGHER ED

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ACTA Survey Prompts Civics Revival in North Dakota

February 24, 2015 by Alex McHugh |

Back in December, ACTA was thrilled to learn that North Dakota’s superintendent and the state’s first lady were championing a bill to require high school seniors to pass a civics test before graduation. This month, we are happy to report, that bill was signed into law!

This is great news for...

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Class on Friday: Top Ten Presidents

February 20, 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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