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.

LeBlanc to undergo community review this spring

October 2018 by Meredith Roaten |

Top administrators, faculty and students will soon have a chance to weigh in on University President Thomas LeBlanc’s performance.

Nelson Carbonell,… Continue Reading >>

Freedom of Speech on Campus: It’s Necessary for the Liberal Learning Curriculum

October 2018 by Moriah Poliakoff and Rachel Wagner |

This opinion featured in Volume 50, Issue 5 of The Captains Log, the student… Continue Reading >>

Accreditation on the Edge

Challenging Quality Assurance in Higher Education
October 2018 by |

In this recent publication from John Hopkins University Press, authors Susan D. Phillips and Kevin Kinser brought "together the expertise of different stakeholders… Continue Reading >>

Purdue University President Is Honored with ACTA’s Merrill Award

October 2018 by Doug Sprei |

WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) announced that Purdue University President Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. was… Continue Reading >>

ACTA President: There is a Civic Education Crisis

October 2018 by |

In the Chronicle of Higher Education, ACTA President Michael Poliakoff responded to Professor Wineburg's article, “Obituary for a… Continue Reading >>

A Crisis in Civic Education

October 2018 by Michael Poliakoff |

To the Editor:

In “Obituary for a Billion-Dollar Boondoggle” (The Chronicle Review, September 16), Sam Wineburg failed to acknowledge… Continue Reading >>

EDITORIAL: America is a nation awash in historical, political ignorance

October 2018 by |

At a time when the country simmers and boils with political passions, The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has revealed a paradox: While many Americans… Continue Reading >>

College Students Team Up with Better Angels and ACTA to Lead Depolarization Debate on Health Care

October 2018 by Doug Sprei |

WASHINGTON, DC—Students for Free Expression at American University announced that it is partnering with Better AngelsContinue Reading >>

The Benefits of Out-of-State Education—and the Growing Costs

October 2018 by Caitlin Patrick |

When it came time to begin my “college search,” I found myself in a fortunate position. I wasn’t restricted to solely in-state options, though… Continue Reading >>

Computer Science in a Liberal Arts Education

September 2018 by Amo Manuel |

I never considered myself much of a math or science scholar during high school. The symbolic language of math never quite cemented in my mind, and while I appreciated… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Points to Lack of Accountability at Michigan State University

September 2018 by |

In The Atlantic, ACTA’s Michael Poliakoff and Armand Alacbay were quoted extensively on the accountability structure among the leadership at Michigan… Continue Reading >>

Trustee Brian Mosallam Talks Frankly About MSU’s ‘Disengaged’ Board Members

September 2018 by Alan Stamm |

The Larry Nassar mess is a toxic spill that continues to pollute Michigan State's reputation eight months after he began state prison terms that will keep… Continue Reading >>

How colleges can manage ‘flashpoints’ of unrest on campus

September 2018 by Hallie Busta |

Dive Brief:

  • College campuses are more diverse, global and polarized than ever — and everyone is on social media, said Barbee… Continue Reading >>

The Impunity of Michigan State’s Board of Trustees

Members of the board have been accused of covering up Larry Nassar’s abuse, and yet they’ve somehow emerged from the scandal unscathed.
September 2018 by Caroline Kitchener |

Since sexual assault allegations against the sports doctor Larry Nassar became public, top administrators at Michigan State University have claimed they didn’t… Continue Reading >>

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