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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ACTA Provides Comment on The George Washington University’s Presidential Review

April 4, 2019 |
ACTA's president, Michael Poliakoff, provided his expert insights for The George Washington University's student paper, The GW Hatchet, concerning the biannual review of the University's president. When asked why so few students were turning out for… Continue Reading >>

ACTA President Speaks Out on College Admissions Scandal

March 21, 2019 |
On March 12, the Department of Justice released an affidavit which implicated dozens of individuals in a fraudulent scheme to obtain college admissions through bribery, cheating on standardized tests, false representation of athletic participation, and more. A… Continue Reading >>

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Samuel Abrams and Paul Levy: Academic Freedom Under Attack

April 2019 |

When Professor Samuel Abrams of Sarah Lawrence College wrote an opinion piece for The New York Times in October 2018, he didn't expect a stunning backlash… Continue Reading >>

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What’s Hot in Higher Ed 4/12/19

April 12, 2019 by Erik Gross

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