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.

America's Past, Passed Over

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A Crisis in Civic Education. Read ACTA's New Report.

A Crisis in Civic Education. Read ACTA's New Report.

ACTA releases a new report: The Cost of Chaos in the Curriculum

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ACTA initiatives promote academic quality, affordability, and cost effectiveness in higher education.

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ACTA Writes to the University of California Board of Regents

June 2, 2016 |

Protesting students disrupted a documentary screening at the University of California─Irvine. The protestors violated the university’s speech and advocacy policies by barring some students from attending the event. In response to this disregard for free speech and the rule of law, ACTA wrote the University of

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ACTA Writes Letter to University of Massachusetts Trustees

May 16, 2016 |

On April 25, an on-campus event about free speech at the University of Massachusetts─Amherst was vigorously protested by students who tried to exercise the “heckler’s veto.” ACTA wrote to the trustees to urge them to enforce their own code of conduct by punishing the students who infringed on others’ right to

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No U.S. History?

June 2016 |

Just as July 4th celebrations are set to begin, ACTA's new report, No U.S. History? How College History Departments Leave the United States out of the Major, reveals that less...

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Trusteeship and the Future of Higher Education

March 2016 by ACTA's Institute for Effective Governance |

ACTA is excited to announce the release of "Trusteeship and the Future of Higher Education," the latest video in our Higher Ed Now multimedia series, and the...

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ATHENA Roundtable 2016

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Hearing Room