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.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

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  • Higher Education’s Leading Advocate for Academic Freedom to Receive Merrill Award

  • Bold Leadership, Real Reform 2.0

  • Trustee Guides

Our Initiatives:

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

What's New

ACTA Praises the Department of Education

September 7, 2017 |

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced today that the U.S. Department of Education would replace the Department's current guidance on campus sexual assault. Under the "Dear Colleague Letter," campus investigations of sexual misconduct failed to uphold due process. ACTA President Michael Poliakoff praised the

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ACTA President Issues Statement on Charlottesville Protests

August 21, 2017 |

In the wake of protests that shook the country in Charlottesville, Virginia, ACTA President Michael Poliakoff issued a statement condemning white supremacists and violence, while holding fast to the principle of academic freedom. In trying times, it is vital for university leaders and trustees to ensure the safety and

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What’s a Parent to Do?

August 2017 by Anne D. Neal |

"This book will help you pry the truth out from the imagery. It will help you ask the right questions and it will make you think about what you want t do with the...

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Reinvigorating the Humanities in American Life

September 2017 by Christine Ravold |

Some say the humanities have lost their way. But there is hope for the future. Can developments in the digital humanities bring about a renaissance in the way...

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ACTA'S BLOG: THE FORUM
A TOWN SQUARE FOR HIGHER ED

Land of Opportunity

September 19, 2017 by Brianna Suggs

Intern Blog: Do Safe Spaces Impede Civic Discourse?

August 16, 2017 by Marissa Williams

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ATHENA Roundtable 2017

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, Washington, DC