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: ACTA on Active Governance

August 20, 2014 by ACTA |

ACTA's support for Governance in a New Era is featured today in the The College Fix, complete with a picture of a nuclear explosion.

Our efforts were also noted twice at National Review's "Phi Beta Cons" blog: yesterday by our own Avi Snyder and again today.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review...

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“Trustees Must Have the Last Word”

August 19, 2014 by ACTA |

Once known as the “envy of the world,” America’s institutions of higher learning now find themselves facing unprecedented challenges. Massive student debt, limited learning outcomes, and a lack of transparency have drawn the criticism of the White House, the scrutiny of lawmakers, and the ire of...

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