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 Celebrates 25 Years of Success!

ACTA will celebrate its 25th anniversary with an exciting roster of events, culminating at the storied Library of Congress, which Thomas Jefferson envisioned as a temple of learning for our nation.

Please join us, as we review a quarter century of shared work promoting academic excellence and academic freedom and look ahead to the frontiers before us.

Click here to see a full listing of anniversary events. To register for the 25th Anniversary gala celebration, please contact Sarah Wilson SWilson@GoACTA.org or call (202) 467-6787.

KEY MOMENTS THIS MONTH IN ACTA HISTORY

ACTA Awarded Salvatori Prize

2015

During our 20th anniversary year, ACTA was awarded the Salvatori Prize for American Citizenship by the Heritage Foundation. This prize is awarded annually to an American citizen or organization that “upholds and advances the principles of the American Founding.” America’s colleges and universities were established to advance the teaching and learning of our nation’s rich inheritance, and ACTA is proud to hold them to this high standard.

ACTA President Testifies before U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

2015

ACTA’s former president, Anne Neal, testifies before the U.S Commission on Civil Rights. ACTA has long warned that our higher education accreditation system prohibits innovation and improvement on American college campuses. Ms. Neal demonstrated to the Commission that the accreditation system is harmful to economically disadvantaged students. She was joined by a stellar panel of education experts, including Neal McCluskey from the Cato Institute, Ron Haskins from the Brookings Institution, and Michele Siqueiros representing the Campaign for College Opportunity.

ACTA Responds to Trustees on Asking Questions and Getting Answers

2019

With countless trustees seeking guidance in a new era of higher education governance, ACTA responds with an updated Asking Questions, Getting Answers trustee brochure. The guide explores five broad sections of questions targeting the most important areas of trustee responsibility, including “Academic Affairs,” “Student Learning,” “Faculty Hiring, Review, and Promotion,” “Financial Oversight and Costs,” and “Board Effectiveness.” Trustees must ask these questions and obtain thorough, detailed answers in order to fulfill their duties of oversight and remain accountable to the public trust.