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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Samuel Abrams and Paul Levy: Academic Freedom Under Attack

April 22, 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 from students, faculty and administrators. The episode has become one of the hottest touchpoints… Continue Reading >>

Inside Philanthropy Quotes ACTA on Alternative College Financing

April 22, 2019 |
Inside Philanthropy spoke to ACTA concerning the role of philanthropy in financing alternative college such as Hampshire College, which does not use grades or require majors. Alternative colleges have been under financial constraints and many have closed in… Continue Reading >>

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Kai Fox: Igniting Change on Campus With Students for Free Expression

May 2019 |

Kai Fox, a rising junior at American University who serves as the CEO for Students for Free Expression, outlines his group's mission to build a student-led… Continue Reading >>

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