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.

  • What Will They Learn 2017

  • How Much Is Too Much? Controlling Administrative Costs Through Effective Oversight

  • Bold Leadership, Real Reform 2.0

  • Trustee Guides

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

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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 >>

ACTA Praises the Department of Education

September 7, 2017 |

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced today that the U.S. Department of Education would replace the Department's current guidance on campus sexual assault. Under the "Dear Colleague Letter," campus investigations of sexual misconduct failed to uphold due process. ACTA President Michael Poliakoff praised… Continue 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

In Memoriam: Joseph Fulcher

October 16, 2017 by Karen Hyman

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