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.

  • Building a Culture of Free Expression on the American College Campus

  • 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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ACTA President: There is a Civic Education Crisis

October 10, 2018 |
In the Chronicle of Higher Education, ACTA President Michael Poliakoff responded to Professor Wineburg's article, “Obituary for a Billion-Dollar Boondoggle” which overlooked the many indicators that America faces a crisis in civic education.… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Points to Lack of Accountability at Michigan State University

September 27, 2018 |
In The Atlantic, ACTA’s Michael Poliakoff and Armand Alacbay were quoted extensively on the accountability structure among the leadership at Michigan State University (MSU). Since the explosive Larry Nassar abuse scandal, the board of trustees has come under… Continue Reading >>

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Accreditation on the Edge

October 2018 |

In this recent publication from John Hopkins University Press, authors Susan D. Phillips and Kevin Kinser brought "together the expertise of different stakeholders to illustrate… Continue Reading >>

David Blankenhorn: Depolarizing America with Better Angels

August 2018 |

ACTA is proudly partnering with Better Angels, a depolarization initiative that has grown explosively and drawn wide media attention since its launch shortly… Continue Reading >>

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

Freedom of Speech on Campus: It’s Necessary for the Liberal Learning Curriculum

October 17, 2018 by Moriah Poliakoff and Rachel Wagner

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