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

  • Trustee Guides

Our Initiatives:

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

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Washington Post Cites ACTA on Civic Ignorance

February 21, 2019 |
A recent op-ed by Washington Post columnist Max Boot titled "Americans' ignorance of history is a national scandal" cited ACTA research on the decline of historical literacy and civic education. In the piece, Mr. Boot laments America's lack of historical… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Creates Dynamic New Tool for Trustees

February 18, 2019 |
ACTA's new website HowCollegesSpendMoney.com, which allows higher education leaders, trustees, and donors to access and analyze data patterns on college spending, has drawn the attention of the press. The website launch took place at the National Press… Continue Reading >>

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Guarding the Freedom to Speak, Freedom to Hear

October 2018 by Joyce Lee Malcolm |

ACTA's new guide for higher education trustees, Guarding the Freedom to Speak, Freedom to Hear by Professor Joyce Lee Malcolm of the Antonin Scalia Law… Continue Reading >>

Sean Decatur: Kenyon College’s Leader Thrives on Science and Liberal Arts

February 2019 |

Sean Decatur, the dynamic President of Kenyon College, sat down with Erik Gross (a Kenyon alumnus) to delve into the virtues of a liberal… Continue Reading >>

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February 1, 2019 by Erik Gross

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