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

  • 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 the Detroit Free Press, ACTA Urges Trustees to Govern Responsibly

July 30, 2018 |

It was recently revealed that Michigan State University covers the cost for its  governing  board members to travel with the University’s athletic teams—a perk that is not extended by its peer institutions, and which  is drawing attention and criticism from community members. ACTA’s… Continue Reading >>

Dr. Poliakoff Warns of Accreditor Encroachment into Intellectual and Religious Liberty

July 23, 2018 |

The Higher Learning Commission—a powerful regional accreditor—recently issued a draft proposal that blazed the doors open for overreach into the intellectual and religious liberty of higher education institutions across the country. This new proposal would allow the accreditor to withhold federal loans and… 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 >>

David Blankenhorn: Depolarizing America with Better Angels

August 2018 |

ACTA is proudly partnering with Better Angels, a depolarization initiative that has grown explosively and drawn wide media attention since its launch shortly… Continue Reading >>

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ATHENA Roundtable 2018

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, Washington, DC