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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Statement on US News & World Report Annual College Rankings

September 9, 2014 |

Students and parents need a resource that peels away reputation to find out what’s really going on in the classroom. They need facts about the academic expectations of the college they will choose. While the U.S. News & World Report rankings get much attention each year, they lack a great deal of information crucial

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Anne Neal’s Statement on Stephen Trachtenberg Remarks

August 30, 2014 |

Former George Washington University President Stephen Trachtenberg is being lambasted for his remarks about campus sexual assault, but instead of considering his arguments that students put themselves in real danger when they drink, the political correctness police dismiss his valid points.

To be clear, no one

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Higher Ed News Roundup: Accreditation under Scrutiny

September 12, 2014 by ACTA |

Accreditation reform is getting a closer look a panel discussion this month. ACTA's Anne Neal is a panelist. 

Yale's William F. Buckley Jr. Program won't budge on controversial speaker despite student complaints. That's good news given how quickly some bow to student pressure. 

College...

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Down in Washington, Accreditation Reform Goes Mainstream

September 11, 2014 by Avi Snyder |

Every day, the call for college accreditation reform grows louder and louder.

The Higher Education Act (HEA), the statue which governs all federal student loan and grant programs, is up for reauthorization this year, and policy experts from across the political spectrum are weighing in on how...

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Upcoming Events

Sep
22

Heritage Foundation Higher Education Reform Panel

The Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC
Nov
7

ATHENA Roundtable 2014

Italian Academy, Columbia University, New York, NY