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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  • America's Past, Passed Over

  • Higher Ed Now

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

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

What's New

ACTA Draws the Line on Academic Freedom

August 24, 2016 |

ACTA reminded trustees at two schools of their duty to uphold academic freedom and the rule of law. DePaul University trustees received a second letter from ACTA about their free speech policies. DePaul’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter was banned from inviting conservative writer Ben Shapiro to speak on campus.

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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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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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What the College Rankings Don’t Tell You

September 2016 by Christine Ravold |

Do you know someone who’s starting the college application process? Then you can’t afford to miss this sneak peek into ACTA’s signature report, What Will They...

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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