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.

Fine Print and Tough Questions for the Purdue-Kaplan Deal

May 2017 by Paul Fain |

Calling Purdue University’s acquisition of Kaplan University bold might have been underselling. Depending whom you ask, the deal is either an exciting evolutionary… Continue Reading >>

Undergraduate Education: Taking a Backseat

April 2008 by Phyllis Palmiero |

Short and to the point, Stan Katz, professor of public and international affairs and director of the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies at Princeton… Continue Reading >>

Bold Change vs. the Status Quo

March 2008 by Phyllis Palmiero |

In a recent edition of The Politico, Secretary of Education Margaret… Continue Reading >>

Shining the Light

A Report Card on Georgia's System of Public Higher Education
March 2008 by Phyllis Palmiero |

This report card takes a close look at the University System of Georgia, focusing on four key areas of the public's interest. They are: what students are… Continue Reading >>

Ending the Standoff

How For-Profit Practices Can Inform Public Higher Education
October 2007 by Phyllis Palmiero |

This essay examines how for-profits have coped with issues of cost and accountability, as potentially fruitful paradigms for those seeking to enhance quality… Continue Reading >>

Strengthening HBCU Governance

November 2006 by Phyllis Palmiero |

ACTA policy director Phyllis Palmiero speaks at the Historically Black Colleges and Universities conference "Looking Beyond the Challenges, Finding Solutions,"… Continue Reading >>

Best Practices in University Governance

March 2006 by Phyllis Palmiero |

Phyllis Palmiero, director of ACTA's Institute for Effective Governance, participates in a roundtable discussion on nonprofit and higher education governance… Continue Reading >>

Governance in the Public Interest

A Case Study of the University of North Carolina System
June 2005 by Phyllis Palmiero |

Lay governance is the means by which the perspective of informed citizens is brought to the heart of the university; it provides a vehicle for thoughtful long-range… Continue Reading >>

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