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

  • Trustee Guides

Our Initiatives:

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

What's New

Guarding the Freedom to Speak, Freedom to Hear: A New Guide for Trustees

October 23, 2018 |
 America’s colleges and universities continue to grapple with protecting freedom of expression on their campuses. Drawing on two decades of college governance expertise, our concise new guide by Professor Joyce Lee Malcolm provides clear and decisive… Continue Reading >>

ACTA President: There is a Civic Education Crisis

October 10, 2018 |
In the Chronicle of Higher Education, ACTA President Michael Poliakoff responded to Professor Wineburg's article, “Obituary for a Billion-Dollar Boondoggle” which overlooked the many indicators that America faces a crisis in civic education.… Continue Reading >>

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Michael Horn: Accreditation on the Edge

November 2018 |

The vastly complex accreditation system in higher education is a gateway to more than $120 billion in annual federal student aid—and it is urgently in need… Continue Reading >>

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

Bang for Your Buck: Southwest Baptist University

November 13, 2018 by Nathaniel Urban

In Memoriam: Herbert I. London

November 12, 2018 by Michael Poliakoff

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