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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  • Trustee Guides

Our Initiatives:

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

What's New

Podcast with Jonathan Zimmerman: Liberating the Liberal Arts

January 16, 2019 |
Jonathan Zimmerman, professor of History of Education at the University of Pennsylvania and author of The Case for Contention: Teaching Controversial Issues in American Schools, joins ACTA’s Erik Gross to discuss the decline of civic education,… Continue Reading >>

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Cites ACTA on Presidential Search

January 13, 2019 |
When Georgia Tech’s longtime president G.P “Bud” Peterson announced his resignation, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution tapped ACTA president Michael Poliakoff for insights into the University’s upcoming presidential search and the best practices… Continue Reading >>

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Guarding the Freedom to Speak, Freedom to Hear

October 2018 by Joyce Lee Malcolm |

ACTA's new guide for higher education trustees, Guarding the Freedom to Speak, Freedom to Hear by Professor Joyce Lee Malcolm of the Antonin Scalia Law… Continue Reading >>

Jonathan Zimmerman: Liberating the Liberal Arts

January 2019 |

Jonathan Zimmerman, professor of History of Education at the University of Pennsylvania and author of The Case for Contention: Teaching… Continue Reading >>

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

What’s Hot in Higher Ed - 1/18/19

January 18, 2019 by Erik Gross

Bang for Your Buck: Regent University

January 8, 2019 by Nathaniel Urban

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Public Launch: How Colleges Spend Money

National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20045