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.

Out of the Frying Pan…

April 2005 by ACTA |

Harvard president Lawrence Summers spent the better part of the winter backpedalling after suggesting that biological differences may account at least in part… Continue Reading >>

Speaking of Trustees

April 2005 by ACTA |

Earlier this month, a group of Illinois State University students submitted a petition to Governor Rod Blagojevich asking him not to reappoint ISU alumnus and… Continue Reading >>

Fairness in Funding

April 2005 by ACTA |

In 1985, the state of Wisconsin established the Ben… Continue Reading >>

Initiating Public Trust

April 2005 by ACTA |

The recent fiasco at Columbia University about whether anti-Semitic sentiment is tolerated and even encouraged in the Middle East studies program has inspired… Continue Reading >>

Penn Rethinks Governance

April 2005 by ACTA |

At the University of Pennsylvania, a group of alumni has proposed a way to bridge the gap between Penn students and Penn trustees. Concerned that students and… Continue Reading >>

Trusting Trustees

April 2005 by ACTA |

Last week, Columbia University concluded its now-notorious investigationContinue Reading >>

Look to Your Left, Look to Your Right

April 2005 by ACTA |

In The Future and Its Enemies, Virginia Postrel astutely observes that in American… Continue Reading >>

Happy Birthday, ACTA

April 2005 by ACTA |

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. Founded in 1995 by Lynne Cheney and Senator Joe Lieberman, ACTA has… Continue Reading >>

Politics in the Classroom Politics in the Classroom

A Survey of Students at the Top 50 Colleges & Universities
October 2004 by ACTA Connecticut Center for Survey Research & Analysis |

This survey commissioned by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, reveals the politicization of the classroom and the intellectual intolerance of faculty.… Continue Reading >>

Any State Can!

A Model for Improving Higher Education: The Colorado Example
January 2004 by ACTA |

In 2004, Colorado—a state with which ACTA has worked for a decade—announced new accountability standards that adopted, across the board, higher ed… Continue Reading >>

Accountability in Higher Education

Governors Provide Leadership
January 2004 by ACTA |

With this new tool, ACTA is working to expand its outreach to governors nationwide on behalf of higher education reform, focusing on key issues of quality, cost,… Continue Reading >>

We the People

A Resource Guide to Promoting Historical Literacy for Governors, Legislators, Teachers and Citizens
July 2003 by ACTA |

On September 17, 2002, President George W. Bush announced a major initiative to restore historical and civic understanding. ACTA has prepared this resource guide… Continue Reading >>

Teachers Who Can

How Informed Trustees Can Ensure Teacher Quality
January 2003 by ACTA Michael Poliakoff |

This step-by-step guide outlines the principles and criteria for an excellent teacher preparation program, gives examples of real-life programs that work, provides… Continue Reading >>

Educating Teachers Educating Teachers

The Best Minds Speak Out
June 2002 by ACTA George C. Leef |

This publication offers a collection of articles that explores the current state of teacher training in this country and suggests alternatives to the status… Continue Reading >> Continue Reading >>

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