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

  • Annual Merrill Award Presented to University of Chicago President

  • 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

Purdue University President to Receive ACTA’s Phillip Merrill Award

April 26, 2018 |

Throughout his tenure at the helm of Purdue University, Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. has reinvigorated the University and has cemented its stature as a world-leading public research institution. Moreover, thanks to President Daniels’s vision and guidance, tuition at Purdue has been held in check at… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Offers Rebuttal to Andrew Hartman’s Claim of “No Campus Crisis”

March 23, 2018 |

ACTA President Michael Poliakoff responded to a recent article that disputed the claims of a campus crisis. A 2016 Gallup survey revealed that over 25% of college students believe that censoring speech is appropriate if the views “are upsetting or offensive to certain groups”―an issue in dire need of… Continue Reading >>

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Campus Intolerance, Then & Now

April 2018 by Guenter Lewy |

Freedom of expression is imperiled on today’s college campuses. Citizens and educators alike are concerned about the number of shout-downs and disinvitations and… 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

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