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

In Light of USC Scandal, ACTA Explains How University Boards Should Address Controversy

May 24, 2018 |

After revelations of multiple scandals at USC, including sexual abuse by one of its gynecologists, the institution’s leadership faced enormous pressure and its president has just stepped down. ACTA President Michael Poliakoff spoke with the Los Angeles Times to emphasize the importance of transparency… Continue Reading >>

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 >>

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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 >>

Podcast: Hanna Holborn Gray

June 2018 |

Listen in on a remarkable conversation with Hanna Gray, the acclaimed former president of the University of Chicago, and one of the nation’s… Continue Reading >>

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Test Your Historical Knowledge: D-Day

June 5, 2018 by Elliott Cole

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ATHENA Roundtable 2018

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, Washington, DC