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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ACTA Files Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Case Scheduled for December 8

September 29, 2014 |

ACTA today filed an amicus brief calling on the Supreme Court to reaffirm the private non-delegation doctrine. The brief was filed in the case of Department of Transportation (DOT) vs. the Association of American Railroads (AAR) and argues that Congress has given private accrediting bodies under the Higher Education

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ACTA Leaders Highlighted in New Higher Ed Documentary

September 29, 2014 |

ACTA's Anne Neal and Michael Poliakoff were interviewed in a just-released documentary, “The Costs of College,” by brother-sister duo James and Mary Mackenzie. The 10-minute video examines the rising cost of a college degree and how the changing higher education landscape affects students. Take a look at the full

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Higher Ed News Roundup: Reminder

September 30, 2014 by ACTA |

Here's your daily reminder that the world of higher ed is changing...and rapidly.

Another reason the top-ranked school might not be worth the extra tuition dollars.

With calls for civility echoing across campuses, it's time for students to grow up.

The Aspen Institute's new toolkit for...

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Wise Words from Donald Kagan

September 29, 2014 by ACTA |

Former Phillip Merrill Award winner and Yale professor emeritus Donald Kagan took to the pages of the Wall Street Journal this weekend to offer some wise words on the purpose of education in a democracy. It’s a short opinion piece, worth reading through, but here are some of the highlights.

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