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.

ACTA Welcomes Dr. Kenneth Kolson as VP of Policy and Programs

July 2016 by Christine Ravold |

WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni announced on Wednesday, July 19, that Dr. Kenneth Kolson will become ACTA’s new vice president… Continue Reading >>

More than 2/3 of Top U.S. Colleges Fail to Require History Majors to Take a Course on U.S. History

Only 23 out of 76 programs surveyed require any U.S. history
July 2016 by Christine Ravold |

WASHINGTON, DCLess than one-third of the colleges and universities in the United States annually ranked as the country’s best schools… Continue Reading >>

Costly Chaos in the Curriculum

January 2016 by Christine Ravold |

The Committee for Economic Development has provided one of the grimmest statistics in higher education, where there is already plenty of bad news. Between 1981… Continue Reading >>

Costly Chaos in the Curriculum

January 2016 by Christine Ravold |

The Committee for Economic Development has provided one of the grimmest statistics in higher education, where there is already plenty of bad news. Between 1981… Continue Reading >>

Discourse Endangered by Campus “Safe Spaces”

May 2015 by Christine Ravold |

In the event a speaker is visiting campus and her speech will make you feel unsafe, Brown University students Continue Reading >>

School, Disrupted

May 2015 by Christine Ravold |

The sooner we face higher education's brokenness, the sooner we can fix it.

The Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation Continue Reading >>

Bland, Boring, Safe: A Timid Send-Off to the Class of 2015

May 2015 by Christine Ravold |

“Never, never, never, give up.”

This quote from Sir Winston Churchill’s commencement speech at Harrow School in 1941 conveys advice… Continue Reading >>

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