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.

What Will They Learn? 2019-2020

A Survey of Core Requirements at Our Nation's Colleges and Universities
September 2019 by ACTA |

In this 11th edition of its flagship annual survey of college general education curricula, What Will They Learn?, ACTA shines a light on the… Continue Reading >>

Inside Academe Vol. XXIV No. 4

September 2019 by ACTA |

Front Page: ACTA Testifies in South Dakota on Free Speech Law. In March, the South Dakota Legislature passed a new law that requires its six public universities… Continue Reading >>

America’s Knowledge Crisis

A Survey of Civic Literacy
September 2019 by ACTA |

A new survey commissioned by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni sheds a bright light on our nation's civic knowledge crisis. Colleges and universities…

Inside Academe Vol. XXIV No. 3

June 2019 by ACTA |

Front Page: José Cabranes to be Honored with Merrill Award. ACTA is pleased to announce the winner of our 2019 Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions… Continue Reading >>

Inside Academe Vol. XXIV No. 2

February 2019 by ACTA |

Front Page: ACTA Launches a Dynamic New Website for Trustees. College debt is placing a crushing burden on students and their families and continues to rise… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Urges UPenn to Improve Free Speech Track Record

February 2019 by ACTA |

Yesterday, ACTA  sent a letter to all members of the Board of Trustees at the University of Pennsylvania imploring them to revisit the University's… Continue Reading >>

Jonathan Zimmerman: Embracing the Preservation and Exploration of the Past

December 2018 by Erik Gross |

Jonathan Zimmerman, Professor of History of Education at University of Pennsylvania, sat down with ACTA's Erik Gross to probe the Silent Sam… Continue Reading >>

Chicago Principles Are Gold Standard for Freedom of Expression on Campuses

December 2018 by Michael Poliakoff |

Sigal Ben-Porath’s Inside Higher Ed article, Continue Reading >>

What Will They Learn? 2018-19

A Survey of Core Requirements at Our Nation's Colleges and Universities
September 2018 by ACTA |

In this 10th edition of its flagship annual survey of college general education curricula, What Will They Learn?, ACTA shines a light on the… Continue Reading >>

Inside Academe Vol. XXIII No. 4

August 2018 by ACTA |

Front Page: Better Angels Counters Polarization on Campus. As the Washington Post reported earlier this year, political scientists from several… 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 >>

What Will They Learn? 2017-18

A Survey of Core Requirements at Our Nation's Colleges and Universities
October 2017 by ACTA |

The idealism of the information age has given way to serious concerns about the proliferation of misinformation, which travels faster than you can say “retweet.”… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed Reform Group Set to Convene Leading Voices on Academic Freedom and Accountability

October roundtable will feature panel discussions with university presidents, scholars, and trustees on changing education models and solutions to campus free speech issues
July 2017 by ACTA |

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA), the leading nonprofit organization advocating for academic freedom, academic excellence,… Continue Reading >>

Calculating and Cutting Costs: A Q&A on ACTA’s Project on Administrative Costs

July 2017 by ACTA |

Since “The Great Recession,” both public and private colleges have been feeling a financial squeeze. Consequently, reformers are asking important… Continue Reading >>

How Much is Too Much? How Much is Too Much?

Controlling Administrative Costs through Effective Oversight
July 2017 by ACTA |

With recent research from the Institute for Higher Education Policy showing that college is unaffordable for as many as 70% of working- and middle-class students,… Continue Reading >> Continue Reading >>

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