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

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Podcast with Michael Horn: Accreditation on the Edge

November 9, 2018 |
Michael Horn, co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute visited ACTA to survey the landscape of accreditation, a higher ed accountability system that distributes over $120 billion in federal funds to America’s colleges and universities each year. In… Continue Reading >>

Minneapolis Star Tribune Turns to ACTA for Expertise

November 5, 2018 |
The University of Minnesota has started conducting its search for a new president. ACTA President Michael Poliakoff shared best practices for how a presidential search should be undertaken, including ensuring that the board of trustees is fully engaged and enforcing… 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 >>

Michael Horn: Accreditation on the Edge

November 2018 |

The vastly complex accreditation system in higher education is a gateway to more than $120 billion in annual federal student aid—and it is urgently in need… Continue Reading >>

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

This Week in Higher Ed 11/16

November 16, 2018 by Erik Gross

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