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 Releases 2014-2015 What Will They Learn? Ratings

October 15, 2014 |

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today released the 2014-2015 What Will They Learn?TM ratings. The study of the curricula of 1,098 colleges and universities across the country found that just 18% of colleges nationwide require even a single foundational course in American history; only 13% require

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Anne Neal’s Statement on George Will’s Disinvitation

October 7, 2014 |

George Will may enjoy a newspaper circulation in the millions for his columns, but he is now the latest victim in a series of speakers whose ideas have been banished from campus. Why? Someone might find their opinions offensive.

Colleges should be a place of vigorous debate and discussion—where ideas are

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Meaningfully Engaged

October 22, 2014 by Alex McHugh |

College students across the country have learned the lesson well: the proper response to ideas one disagrees with is to silence and ignore them. The academic equivalent of putting your fingers in your ears and singing ‘I’m not listening,’ disinviting speakers brings playground tactics to academe...

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Barely Believable Bias

October 22, 2014 by Alex McHugh |

One of ACTA’s Oases of Excellence—the Alexander Hamilton Institute—recently released an interview with Hamilton College alumnus Elizabeth Farrington, one of the “first undergraduates to be nurtured by the AHI.” The interview primarily highlights how AHI supported her studies—Farrington was a...

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ATHENA Roundtable 2014

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13

The Federalist Society's National Lawyer's Convention

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