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

  • What Will They Learn 2017

  • Trustee Guides

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

What's New

ACTA Provides Voice of Reason in Michigan

February 7, 2018 |

Multiple scandals at Michigan State University have put a spotlight on the University’s governance and transparency. From the appointment of a new interim president, to the need for greater accountability… Continue Reading >>

Praise for the New HEA Reauthorization

December 19, 2017 |

The House Education and Workforce Committee’s new Higher Education Act Reauthorization adopts several important policies that ACTA believes may increase academic accountability. ACTA President Dr. Michael Poliakoff offered his thoughts on the new legislation with more recommendations about how to improve American… Continue Reading >>

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Momentum

March 2018 by ACTA |

ACTA has gone from strength to strength in advancing our mission to ensure that American higher education is the finest in the world. We have led schools, from coast to… Continue Reading >>

Getting Philanthropic Returns

March 2018 by Christine Ravold |

What do philanthropists and investors have in common? A lot more than you’d think. A new generation of “venture philanthropists” are looking… Continue Reading >>

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

In Memoriam: Robert H. Malott

April 17, 2018 by Michael Poliakoff

In Memoriam: Eugene M. Grant

April 17, 2018 by Michael Poliakoff

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