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.

  • ATHENA Roundtable 2017

  • Higher Education’s Leading Advocate for Academic Freedom to Receive Merrill Award

  • Bold Leadership, Real Reform 2.0

  • Higher Ed Now

  • Trustee Guides

Our Initiatives:

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

What's New

ACTA President Pens Essay for Inside Higher Ed

July 3, 2017 |

Michael Poliakoff published an op-ed championing liberal arts requirements and rigor in higher education in response to the growing acceptance of open curricula and grade inflation. Read the full article here.

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ACTA Praises University of Missouri System Curators

June 21, 2017 |

The University of Missouri System’s recent decision to seek advice on how to cut costs and increase administrative efficiency earned praise from ACTA. By focusing on reducing overhead, the system can prioritize instructional and student success at a time when the system is facing a budget shortfall. 

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Featured

Bold Leadership, Real Reform 2.0

April 2017 by ACTA |

Trustees face complex choices related to costs and efficiency as they navigate new accountability policies, financial headwinds, and a changing global marketplace for...

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How Innovative Universities are Ditching Competition and Joining Forces

May 2017 by Christine Ravold |

Even when it isn’t football or basketball season, colleges can be competitive with each other; they compete for grants, students, faculty and top...

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

Rating Intellectual Diversity on Campus

July 6, 2017 by Jeremy Willinger

A Future President’s History Lessons

July 4, 2017 by Rushad Thomas

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Upcoming Events

Jul
25

Free Speech and Intellectual Diversity on Campus

Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC
Oct
20

ATHENA Roundtable 2017

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, Washington, DC