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.

Higher Ed Reform Group Issues New Report on Academic Freedom

While remaining neutral on foreign policy, new report from ACTA details how tactics of BDS movement threaten academic freedom and institutional neutrality
March 2017 by ACTA |

WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA), a national higher education reform group, today released a new essay describing how the...

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Campus Free Speech, Academic Freedom, and the Problem of the BDS Movement

March 2017 by ACTA |

Polarizing political beliefs are nothing new on campus, but the tactics employed by supporters of the BDS movement create new cause for concern, from the...

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ACTA Praises UVA Board of Visitors’ Effort to Curb Tuition Rates

November 2016 by ACTA |

WASHINGTON, DC—On Thursday, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) praised the University of Virginia Board of Visitors for pursuing options that...

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Electoral & Economic Literacy Survey

October 2016 by ACTA |

Just in time for the 2016 general election, ACTA released a survey that shows that many Americans lack the basic knowledge they need to participate in the most...

Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Niall Ferguson to Receive Award at Annual Higher Education Conference

Higher education reform group presents human rights advocate and distinguished historian with 2016 Philip Merrill Award
October 2016 by ACTA |

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) will present the 12th annual Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to...

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What Will They Learn? 2016-17

A Survey of Core Requirements at Our Nation's Colleges and Universities
September 2016 by ACTA |

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today released the seventh edition of the What Will They Learn? ratings. Early this year, in a Gallup survey of...

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New Survey Finds Weak Liberal Arts Requirements at Two-Thirds of Colleges and Universities

American Council of Trustees and Alumni set to release report card on the state of general education across 1,100 colleges and universities
September 2016 by ACTA |

WASHINGTON, DC — No U.S. history? No government, economics, math or science? “No problem,” many colleges say, according to the latest survey of core...

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ACTA Raises Concern Over Restricting Trustee Speech and Debate

Penn State’s Board “Expectations” Suggest a Chilling Effect on Free Speech and Oversight
September 2016 by ACTA |

WASHINGTON, DC— The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) today expressed concern about Pennsylvania State University’s Board of Trustees’ vote to...

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ACTA Applauds the University of Chicago’s Bold Leadership on Academic Freedom

September 2016 by ACTA |

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today praised the University of Chicago for its commitment to free speech and academic freedom. Chicago’s...

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ACTA Statement: Association of Governing Boards Shows True Colors

Opposes Trustee Vigilance
July 2016 by ACTA |

Whose side is AGB—the Association of Governing Boards—on? One would think that an organization with that name would be in favor of empowered trustees. But...

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Temperate Radicals

2015 Annual Report
March 2016 by ACTA |

In 2015, ACTA celebrated 20 years of hard-charging higher education reform. And what a story we have to tell. Once a lone voice in the wilderness, ACTA is now...

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A Crisis in Civic Education

January 2016 by ACTA |

The Founders admonished that informed, engaged citizens would be the indispensable guardian of our liberty. ACTA’s surveys, however, administered over the past...

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ACTA Statement: Trustees Need to Protect Free Speech and the Rule of Law

November 2015 by ACTA |

Racism has been a cancer within American society and its consequences must be addressed. The American university should rightly be at the forefront of that...

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ACTA’s Statement on Penn State Trustees’ Access to Freeh Report

November 2015 by ACTA |

Obtaining information for appropriate oversight is indeed a trustee right. At the same time, handling sensitive information in a responsible manner is...

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Alumni for Yale’s Future Urge Their Alma Mater to Uphold Free Speech

November 2015 by ACTA |

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Alumni for Yale’s Future sent a letter to the Yale Corporation, urging the university to adhere to the principles of free speech and...

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