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.

Publications: Reports


Reports

ACTA's reports address key issues of higher education quality and effectiveness. They examine and analyze such topics as curricular standards and academic rigor, the academic freedom of faculty and students, cost-effectiveness and allocation of resources, responsible governance, and how attentive institutions are to the needs of their students.

A Crisis in Civic Education

January 2016 by ACTA |

The Founders admonished that informed, engaged citizens would be the indispensable guardian of our liberty. ACTA’s surveys, however, administered over the...

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The Cost of Chaos in the Curriculum

November 2015 by Elizabeth D. Capaldi Phillips & Michael B. Poliakoff |

ACTA's report The Cost of Chaos in the Curriculum reveals that the vast array of course choices given to college students is a cause of exploding costs and...

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What WIll They Learn 2015-16?

A Survey of Core Requirements at Our Nation's Colleges and Universities
October 2015 by ACTA |

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today released the sixth edition of the What Will They Learn? ratings. At a time when 87% of employers believe...

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Constitution Day Survey

September 2015 |

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) today released a survey that shows how little college graduates and the general public know about the...

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The Unkindest Cut

Shakespeare in Exile 2015
April 2015 by ACTA |

Read and admired throughout the world, Shakespeare’s plays and poetry have been the guiding light of statesmen, of authors, and of artists. His writings are...

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Lincoln Awareness Survey

April 2015 |

In time for the 150th anniversary of the tragic night when John Wilkes Booth slipped into Ford’s Theater and shot President Abraham Lincoln, the American...

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Bold Leadership Real Reform Annual Report

American Council of Trustees and Alumni 2014
March 2015 by ACTA |

Higher education has never been more "front and center"—almost daily we hear about spiraling costs, the lack of academic rigor, and the stifling political...

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Bold Leadership, Real Reform

Best Practices in University Governance
February 2015 by ACTA's Institute for Effective Governance |

Drawing on the experiences of universities across the country, Bold Leadership, Real Reform: Best Practices in University Governance details what works in...

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What Will They Learn? 2014-15

A Survey of Core Requirements at Our Nation's Colleges and Universities
October 2014 by ACTA |

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today released the sixth edition of the What Will They Learn? ratings. At a time when 87% of employers believe...

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Roosevelt Awareness Survey

September 2014 |

ACTA teams up with GfK on a new survey on American historical literacy just in time for the premiere of Ken Burns’ PBS documentary, “The Roosevelts: An...

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College Governance Survey

August 2014 by ACTA |

ACTA commissioned GfK Custom Research to gauge the public’s perception of higher education and the role of trustees. Americans are worried about the state of...

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Governance for a New Era

A Blueprint for Higher Education Trustees
August 2014 by Benno C. Schmidt |

Governance for a New Era, a blueprint for higher education governance, is the product of a summit facilitated by ACTA and chaired by Benno Schmidt, City...

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D-Day Knowledge Survey

June 2014 |

In honor of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, ACTA releases a GfK survey on historical amnesia about World War II. The study found that a quarter of American...

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Getting What You Pay For?

A Look at America's Top-Ranked Public Universities
April 2014 by ACTA |

ACTA today released a report that finds the country’s leading public institutions fail students and the American people in several key areas. Getting What...

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HIGHER

2013 Annual Report
March 2014 by ACTA |

Setting a Higher Bar for Higher Ed. ACTA is leading the charge to return "higher" to higher education. We are challenging the status quo to restore academic...

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