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.

  • Annual Merrill Award Presented to University of Chicago President

  • What Will They Learn 2017

  • 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

Praise for the New HEA Reauthorization

December 19, 2017 |

The House Education and Workforce Committee’s new Higher Education Act Reauthorization adopts several important policies that ACTA believes may increase academic accountability. ACTA President Dr. Michael Poliakoff offered his thoughts on the new legislation with more recommendations about how to improve American… Continue Reading >>

Did your college make the grade?

October 17, 2017 |

The 9th edition of What Will They Learn? shows that many college general education programs need serious improvement. Of over 1,100 colleges surveyed, more than half have deficient liberal arts curricula that can leave students without crucial knowledge they need to participate in the 21stContinue Reading >>

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Liberal Arts, Free Expression, and the Demosthenes-Feynman Trap

December 2017 |

Remarks by Robert J. Zimmer, president of the University of Chicago, upon accepting the 2017 Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education. The award was presented on October 20, 2017.

STEM-ming the Criticism of the Liberal Arts

December 2017 by Christine Ravold |

Theoretical physicist and international authority on nuclear fusion, Dr. Steven Cowley joins Higher Ed Now to discuss the crucial role… Continue Reading >>

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

One Student at a Time

January 16, 2018 by Doug Sprei

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