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 challenging constitutionality of accreditors’ actions

July 17, 2014 |

ACTA today filed an amicus brief in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals highlighting concerns about the unconstitutional delegation of unchecked power to accrediting agencies, which are private organizations composed largely of education industry stakeholders. ACTA argues that delegation to a private party with

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Leading the conversation on governance

July 9, 2014 |

ACTA has taken to the pages of the Wall Street Journal, Houston Chronicle and Austin American-Statesman as the voice of responsible governance in the ongoing story at the University of Texas. In a statement, ACTA president Anne Neal defended the decision to seek the removal of a president when he and the board are

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THE FORUM
A TOWN SQUARE FOR HIGHER ED

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Higher Ed News Roundup: Steeper Tuition, Steeper Discounts

July 21, 2014 by ACTA |

The steep tuition, steep discount business model isn't going anywhere.

One Swarthmore official admits the preponderance of evidence standard used in on-campus sexual assault cases is a "very low bar."

Can professors fight grade inflation by providing more context about the grades they give...

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What’s Happening to Persistence Rates?

July 18, 2014 by Alex McHugh |

A new study of higher ed brings more bad news.

Despite an increasing nationwide focus on college completion, the numbers are still moving in the wrong direction. A recent survey from the National Student Clearinghouse has found declining persistence rates (i.e., the number of students who...

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