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

  • What Will They Learn 2017

  • Trustee Guides

Our Initiatives:

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

What's New

ACTA Urges Evergreen State to Embrace Chicago Principles

June 19, 2018 |

In a recent letter to the trustees of Evergreen State College, ACTA asserted that inaction after disruptive student behavior will have serious consequences. We urged the Board to guide the University toward adopting the Chicago Principles and follow the example of Purdue University, which has instituted best practices… Continue Reading >>

ACTA President Pens Fierce Rebuttal over Free Speech

June 6, 2018 |

After the president of Augustana College criticized our most recent free speech publication, Building a Campus Culture of Free Expression on the American College Campus: Challenges & Solutions, ACTA President Michael Poliakoff, along with the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE), pushed… Continue Reading >>

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Building a Culture of Free Expression on the American College Campus

April 2018 by Joyce Lee Malcolm |

Higher education continues to grapple with issues surrounding free expression within the academy—and the actions that protect or degrade it. From colleges and universities… Continue Reading >>

Dr. Fred Beuttler: Historian and Liberal Arts Champion

June 2018 |

Listen in on an inspiring conversation with Dr. Fred Beuttler, Associate Dean and guiding light behind the University of Chicago’s… Continue Reading >>

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

Test Your Knowledge: America’s Founding

July 4, 2018 by Elliott Cole

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ATHENA Roundtable 2018

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, Washington, DC