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 to trustees an Action Plan for crucial higher ed reform.

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ACTA initiatives promote academic quality, affordability, and cost effectiveness in higher education.

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Watch on C-SPAN: Anne Neal’s Speech on the PC Campus

November 26, 2014 |

ACTA President Anne Neal’s speech on political correctness at America’s colleges and universities aired on C-SPAN. In the speech—held at the City Club of Cleveland—Neal discusses how bad the PC problem has gotten on campus—and why it threatens our future. Watch the video here.

ACTA Statement on UVA Visitors’ Response to Campus Sexual Assault

November 25, 2014 |

The tumultuous situation in Charlottesville is more proof that colleges are unable to handle the outrageous crime of sexual assault on their own. Colleges have the responsibility of providing a safe atmosphere, but the investigation and prosecution of grave criminal activity can only be done effectively by the

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An Explosive Report on Rape: Part II

November 26, 2014 by Alex McHugh |

This week and next, ACTA is breaking down the issues raised by Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s explosive Rolling Stone article. Today, we look at the perverse incentives at work on universities that make them so poorly suited to deal properly with sexual assault.

ACTA has long advocated that...

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An Explosive Report on Rape

November 25, 2014 by Alex McHugh |

Last week’s Rolling Stone report on sexual assault at the University of Virginia has unleashed an explosion of discourse about campus sexual assault. In a long and graphic piece, author Sabrina Rubin Erdely gave readers a college tour at the storied campus that Thomas Jefferson founded. But this...

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