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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.

In Memoriam: Robert H. Malott

April 2018 by Michael Poliakoff |

ACTA is saddened by the recent passing of Robert H. “Bob” Malott, a renowned businessman, committed public servant, and dedicated philanthropist.… Continue Reading >>

In Memoriam: Eugene M. Grant

April 2018 by Michael Poliakoff |

America lost a civic leader, generous philanthropist, and distinguished veteran with the passing of Eugene M. Grant. ACTA mourns the loss of a friend who devoted… Continue Reading >>

Flagship bias? Longhorns, Aggies dominate UT, A&M boards of regents

April 2018 by Ralph K.M. Haurwitz |

Of the 50 people who have served on the University of Texas System Board of Regents since 1985, 41 went to the same school, UT-Austin. There are 13… Continue Reading >>

Bernardo calls faculty balance a priority

April 2018 by Yasmeen Wafai |

Provost Dan Bernardo identified the proportion of tenured to non-tenured faculty as the most important issue for achieving the “Drive to 25” during… Continue Reading >>

A Respectful Collision of Ideas

April 2018 by Doug Sprei and Elliott Cole |

On April 5, the Steamboat Institute and the University of Maryland hosted a remarkable public dialogue between two charismatic luminaries who are far apart on… Continue Reading >>

First-Generation Students: Challenges and Innovation

April 2018 by Elliott Cole |

Higher education,… Continue Reading >>

Faculty Regent proposal stalls in state gov’t

March 2018 by Yasmeen Wafai |

A bill that would have allowed a faculty member to sit on the Board of Regents at both WSU and University of Washington remains stagnant in state government,… Continue Reading >>

Letter to the Editor: Campus speech is in crisis

March 2018 by Michael Poliakoff |

Andrew Hartman’s argument in his March 18 Outlook essay, “There is no campus crisis, there are only aggrieved customers,” foundered in the face… Continue Reading >>

School’s Out on Friday?

University of Akron Merges with TGIF and Cancels Friday Classes
March 2018 by Karen Hyman |

Shortly after joining ACTA in… Continue Reading >>

Momentum

Restoring the Promise of Higher Education
March 2018 by ACTA |

ACTA has gone from strength to strength in advancing our mission to ensure that American higher education is the finest in the world. We have led schools, from… Continue Reading >>

Michael Poliakoff: Freedom of speech must be protected

March 2018 by Michael Poliakoff |

IN 1820, Thomas Jefferson wrote of the university he had founded: “This institution will be based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind. For here… Continue Reading >>

Campus Intolerance, Then & Now

The Influence of Marcusian Ideology
March 2018 by Guenter Lewy |

Freedom of expression is imperiled on today’s college campuses. Citizens and educators alike are concerned about the number of shout-downs and disinvitations… Continue Reading >>

Inside Academe Vol. XXIII No. 2

March 2018 by |

Front Page: A Conversation with President Carlos Campo. ACTA has worked tirelessly to urge colleges and universities to safeguard freedom of speech on their campuses.… Continue Reading >>

Alumni Take: My College Can Do Better on Free Speech

March 2018 by Greta Wagley |

The University of Washington (UW), centered in the heart of Seattle and well-known as a liberal university, still has conservative students who Continue Reading >>

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In Memoriam: Robert H. Malott

April 17, 2018 by Michael Poliakoff

In Memoriam: Eugene M. Grant

April 17, 2018 by Michael Poliakoff

A Respectful Collision of Ideas

April 12, 2018 by Doug Sprei and Elliott Cole