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

  • 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

ACTA Hosts Capitol Hill Panel Discussion on Accreditation

September 19, 2018 |
On September 18, ACTA hosted a panel discussion on Capitol Hill, sponsored by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, aimed at exploring issues of higher education accreditation. The discussion revolved around a recent publication from John Hopkins… Continue Reading >>

ACTA President Attends White House Meeting on Higher Ed Reform

August 14, 2018 |
ACTA President Michael Poliakoff accepted an invitation from Jared Kushner and Brooke Rollins, senior advisers to President Trump, to discuss possible reforms of America’s higher education system. Dr. Poliakoff aired his concerns over the fledgling system… Continue Reading >>

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What Will They Learn? 2018-19

September 2018 by ACTA |

In this 10th edition of its flagship annual survey of college general education curricula, What Will They Learn?, ACTA shines a light on the wide disparity… Continue Reading >>

David Blankenhorn: Depolarizing America with Better Angels

August 2018 |

ACTA is proudly partnering with Better Angels, a depolarization initiative that has grown explosively and drawn wide media attention since its launch shortly… Continue Reading >>

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

Examining the Value of Literature

September 19, 2018 by Nathaniel Urban

In Memoriam: Roger Beckett

September 17, 2018 by Doug Sprei

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Upcoming Events

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ATHENA Roundtable 2018

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, Washington, DC