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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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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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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THE FORUM
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Higher Ed News Roundup: Still Adrift

September 2, 2014 by ACTA |

In a new book, Aspiring Adults Adrift, Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa explain how directionless students become directionless graduates and fail to transition into adulthood.

The authors of Aspiring Adults Adrift discuss the importance of accountability for both students and educators in The...

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In Memoriam: A. Graham Down

September 2, 2014 by Michael Poliakoff |

It is with both sadness and admiration that we mark the passing of A. Graham Down on August 30, 2014.

Graham Down lived a long and vigorous life as an educator, humanist, and concert musician; one could not be with him for more than a few moments without sensing his passion for high academic...

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ATHENA Roundtable 2014

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