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.

  • How Much Is Too Much? Controlling Administrative Costs Through Effective Oversight

  • ATHENA Roundtable 2017

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

  • Bold Leadership, Real Reform 2.0

  • Higher Ed Now

  • Trustee Guides

Our Initiatives:

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

What's New

New Guide Empowers Trustees to Look at Administrative Spending

July 25, 2017 |

How Much is Too Much? Controlling Administrative Costs through Effective Oversight, ACTA’s newest trustee guide, takes a fresh look at spending levels and priorities on college campuses. Using Department of Education data from over 1,200 colleges and universities, ACTA calculated average ratios for administrative and

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ACTA President Pens Essay for Inside Higher Ed

July 3, 2017 |

Michael Poliakoff published an op-ed championing liberal arts requirements and rigor in higher education in response to the growing acceptance of open curricula and grade inflation. Read the full article here.

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Featured

How Much is Too Much?

July 2017 by ACTA |

With recent research from the Institute for Higher Education Policy showing that college is unaffordable for as many as 70% of working- and middle-class students,...

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How Innovative Universities are Ditching Competition and Joining Forces

May 2017 by Christine Ravold |

Even when it isn’t football or basketball season, colleges can be competitive with each other; they compete for grants, students, faculty and top...

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

Intern Blog: Do Safe Spaces Impede Civic Discourse?

August 16, 2017 by Marissa Williams

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Upcoming Events

Aug
28

"What's a Parent to Do?" Launch Reception

1730 M Street NW, Suite #600 Washington, DC 20036
Oct
20

ATHENA Roundtable 2017

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, Washington, DC