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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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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Press Advisory: National Higher Ed Leaders Sign on to a Blueprint for Higher Education Governance

August 14, 2014 |

Please join ACTA for a discussion of the new report, Governance for a New Era, on Aug. 20. CUNY board chairman Benno Schmidt, who chairs the project, will lead a discussion on the report’s findings in Washington, D.C. following the report’s Aug. 19 release. He will be joined by former Governor of Michigan and

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Higher Ed News Roundup: Good Advice

August 28, 2014 by ACTA |

Over at Forbes, the CCAP's Michael Debow has some kind words for our "intrepid" organization and Governance for a New Era.

Good advice for professors: learn your students names.

Here are some helpful tips for surviving the PC University.

Check out the Gallup-Purdue Index for making the most...

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Higher Ed News Roundup: The Lessons of History

August 27, 2014 by ACTA |

One professor's efforts at immersing students in history, with great results.

For those who think technological changes spell the end of higher ed, a different kind of history lesson.

Looking back on a generation of programs aimed at making college affordable for low-income students.

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