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

  • Annual Merrill Award Presented to University of Chicago President

  • 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

ACTA Provides Alternative Argument for Declining Confidence in Higher Ed

May 16, 2018 |

In his May 3 article in The Atlantic, Ronald Brownstein lamented the decline in public funding in many states for higher education, while trying to link this trend with growing racial diversity within the academy. ACTA’s Nicholas Barden responded with a broader backdrop as to why the public continues to… Continue Reading >>

Purdue University President to Receive ACTA’s Phillip Merrill Award

April 26, 2018 |

Throughout his tenure at the helm of Purdue University, Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. has reinvigorated the University and has cemented its stature as a world-leading public research institution. Moreover, thanks to President Daniels’s vision and guidance, tuition at Purdue has been held in check at… 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 >>

Getting Philanthropic Returns

March 2018 by Christine Ravold |

What do philanthropists and investors have in common? A lot more than you’d think. A new generation of “venture philanthropists” are looking… Continue Reading >>

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

Boilermakers Aren’t Made for Tribes

May 23, 2018 by Doug Sprei

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