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

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ACTA Recommends Review of Spending Practices at OU–Norman

December 3, 2018 |
The University of Oklahoma–Norman recently announced that it will cut 50 faculty and staff positions to address a $15 million budget deficit. ACTA’s Elliott Cole published an article in The Oklahoman to highlight the University’s administrative… Continue Reading >>

Podcast with Michael Horn: Accreditation on the Edge

November 9, 2018 |
Michael Horn, co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute visited ACTA to survey the landscape of accreditation, a higher ed accountability system that distributes over $120 billion in federal funds to America’s colleges and universities each year. In… 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 >>

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Bruce Cole

December 2018 |

Bruce Cole, who passed away in January 2018, is most often remembered for his outstanding leadership of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Beyond that,… Continue Reading >>

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This Week in Higher Ed 12/14

December 14, 2018 by Erik Gross

Liberal Education and the Examined Life

December 10, 2018 by Erik Gross

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