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.

  • how Colleges spend money

  • 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

ACTA Creates Dynamic New Tool for Trustees

February 18, 2019 |
ACTA's new website HowCollegesSpendMoney.com, which allows higher education leaders, trustees, and donors to access and analyze data patterns on college spending, has drawn the attention of the press. The website launch took place at the National Press… Continue Reading >>

How to close the Silent Sam divide

February 18, 2019 |
In an op-ed in The News & Observer, ACTA's president Michael Poliakoff commented on the Silent Sam debate at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and offered commonsense solutions.  For the full article, click here >>  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 >>

Robert Kelchen: Exploring Higher Ed Accountability

February 2019 |

Seton Hall University Professor Robert Kelchen explores higher ed accountability, and explains how accreditation practices, private-sector interests,… Continue Reading >>

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February 1, 2019 by Erik Gross

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