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.

Maintaining Tradition While Managing Change

Forging a Strong Board/President Relationship
September 2006 by Anne D. Neal |

ACTA president Anne D. Neal speaks at the National HBCUs Conference on Capitol Hill.
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Farewell to Philip Merrill

June 2006 by Anne D. Neal |

The dedication reads, "To Philip Merrill, Enlightened Philanthropist." The book? ACTA's Intelligent Donor's Guide to College Giving.

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Correcting the Record

June 2006 by Anne D. Neal |

On Friday, Inside Higher Ed ran an op-ed entitled "Connecting the Dots"… Continue Reading >>

Testimony before NACIQI at U.S. Department of Education

June 2006 by Anne D. Neal |

ACTA president Anne D. Neal testifies before NACIQI on the "dispositions" evaluations encouraged by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education… Continue Reading >>

Testimony before U.S. Higher Education Commission

April 2006 by Anne D. Neal |

ACTA president Anne D. Neal testifies before U.S. Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education in Indianapolis, Indiana. Continue Reading >>

Ensuring Quality Trusteeship in Higher Education

March 2006 by Anne D. Neal |

ACTA president Anne Neal participates in a roundtable discussion on nonprofit and higher education governance sponsored by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee.Continue Reading >>

Why Outside Input is Important

Academic Freedom in the 21st Century
March 2006 by Anne D. Neal |

ACTA president Anne D. Neal addresses an academic freedom conference sponsored by the Burton K. Wheeler Center.
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Testimony before the South Dakota House Education Committee

February 2006 by Anne D. Neal |

ACTA president Anne D. Neal provides expert testimony before the South Dakota House Committee on Education regarding House Bill 1222, a bill requiring higher… Continue Reading >>

Testimony before Pennsylvania House of Representatives

January 2006 by Anne D. Neal |

ACTA president Anne D. Neal appears before the Select Committee on Academic Freedom in Higher Education of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, documenting… Continue Reading >>

Political Pressure in the Classroom

February 2005 by Anne D. Neal |

At AEI panel discussion, "A 'Liberal' Education? The Effects of Ideology in the Classroom," ACTA president Anne D. Neal presents student survey results… Continue Reading >>

Is Intellectual Diversity an Endangered Species on Campus?

October 2003 by Anne D. Neal |

ACTA president Anne D. Neal presents expert testimony on intellectual diversity before the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee. Robert… Continue Reading >>

Restoring America’s Legacy

September 2002 by Anne D. Neal Jerry L. Martin |

This eye-opening report reveals that despite growing public alarm about historical illiteracy and a Congressional Resolution calling for action, not a single… Continue Reading >>

Losing America’s Memory

Historical Illiteracy in the 21st Century
February 2000 by Anne D. Neal Jerry L. Martin |

This stunning report reveals 81% of seniors from the top 55 U.S. colleges and universities failed a high school level history exam; even worse, that none of… Continue Reading >>

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