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.

  • ACTA's ATHENA Roundtable

  • America's Past, Passed Over

  • Higher Ed Now

  • A Crisis in Civic Education. Read ACTA's New Report.

Our Initiatives:

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

What's New

ACTA on NPR’s “Morning Edition”

August 18, 2016 |

On August 18, ACTA President Michael Poliakoff hit the national airwaves to discuss the pitfalls of expanding course catalogs and open curricula. Dr. Poliakoff explained that the proliferation of niche college classes erodes educational quality and costs students and taxpayers. Listen here.

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ACTA Responds to AGB’s Amicus Brief

July 7, 2016 |

The Association of Governing Boards (AGB) recently filed an amicus brief in support of University of Texas (UT) Chancellor William McRaven’s attempt to block UT regent Wallace Hall’s request for University records. Instead of advocating for empowered trustees, AGB has shown it is more interested in maintaining the

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No U.S. History?

July 2016 by |

Just as July 4th celebrations are set to begin, ACTA's new report, No U.S. History? How College History Departments Leave the United States out of the Major, reveals...

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The State of Free Speech on Campus: Part II

August 2016 by Christine Ravold |

Concerned donors, alumni, trustees, and comedy fans won’t want to miss the second half of Higher Ed Now’s conversation with FIRE’s Greg Lukianoff. Listeners...

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Upcoming Events

Oct
6

ACTA "Civics" Salon

Nailya Alexander Gallery, New York City
Oct
28

ATHENA Roundtable 2016

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Hearing Room