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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Scholars, higher education leaders, and policymakers have contributed to ACTA's library of resources.

The Promise of Engaged Citizenship: UVA’s New Curriculum

July 2018 by Rachel Wagner |

In 2016, the University of Virginia’s… Continue Reading >>

NWA editorial: Celebrate with knowledge

July 2018 by |

The fireworks are finished, except for those secret stashes someone will continuing launching or exploding for days to come. Please do your neighbors a favor:… Continue Reading >>

Test Your Knowledge: America’s Founding

July 2018 by Elliott Cole |

How much do you know about America's founding? Take our short quiz below and please leave a comment with your thoughts.

Did… Continue Reading >>

Editor’s opinion: Well, what do you know?

July 2018 by Keith Magill |

As Fourth of July nears, here’s something to think about.

“There is a crisis in American civic education,” the American Council of Trustees… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Urges Evergreen State to Embrace Chicago Principles

June 2018 by |

In a recent letter to the trustees of Evergreen State College, ACTA asserted that inaction after disruptive student behavior will have serious consequences. We… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Urges Evergreen State to Embrace Chicago Principles

June 2018 by Elliott Cole |

WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) today sent a forceful letter to the board of trustees at Evergreen State University, warning… Continue Reading >>

No consensus on how to handle free speech on campuses

June 2018 by James Paterson |

Dive Brief:

  • A lawsuit supported by the U.S. Justice Department against the University of Michigan has drawn fire from the institution,… Continue Reading >>

College president says ‘safe spaces serve to advance speech’

June 2018 by Jennifer Kabbany |

The nonpartisan American Council of Trustees and Alumni recently published a report by George Mason University law Professor Joyce Lee Malcolm titled “Building… Continue Reading >>

Law School Oversight Suits May Point To Needed ABA Reforms

June 2018 by Emma Cueto |

In the past month, the American Bar Association has been hit with four lawsuits criticizing the way the association accredits and regulates law schools, but while… Continue Reading >>

The Protection of the Liberal Arts Begins with America’s Colleges and Universities

June 2018 by Nathaniel Urban |

The liberal arts are declining, but this is not the fault of students. Last week, the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and the American… Continue Reading >>

ACTA President Pens Fierce Rebuttal over Free Speech

June 2018 by |

After the president of Augustana College criticized our most recent free speech publication, Building a Campus Culture of Free Expression on the American… Continue Reading >>

Letter to the Editor: Defending Free Speech

June 2018 by Michael Poliakoff |

The president of Augustana College would like us to believe that concern about intellectual freedom and freedom of expression is mostly a manufactured crisis.… Continue Reading >>

Test Your Knowledge: D-Day

June 2018 by Elliott Cole |

Today, we honor the 74th anniversary of D-Day, a pivotal moment in world history. In 2014, ACTA commissioned a GfK survey to test the historical knowledge… Continue Reading >>

To Punish Disrupters, Or Not? New Recommendations To Restore Free Speech On Campus

May 2018 by Tom Lindsay |

Just how bad is the state of free speech and debate on America’s campuses? In March 2018, Gallup/Knight looked to answer this question through conducting a… Continue Reading >>

Inside Academe Vol. XIII No. 3

May 2018 by |

Front Page: Mitch Daniels Wins 2018 Merrill Award. ACTA’s Merrill Award Selection Committee has announced the winner of the 2018 Philip Merrill Award for… Continue Reading >>

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