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.

Controlling Grade Inflation at Princeton

September 2009 by Sandra E. Czelusniak |

The percentage of A-range grades awarded at Princeton classes has fallen below 40%, as an article in today's Continue Reading >>

Trustees You Can Trust?

July 2009 by Sandra E. Czelusniak |

The plot continues to thicken in the University of Illinois "Continue Reading >>

Beyond “Access”

July 2009 by Sandra E. Czelusniak |

Today's Washington Post features a columnContinue Reading >>

This Student Gets It

July 2009 by Sandra E. Czelusniak |

Yesterday, the New York Times ran this refreshing dose of common sense from an MIT student on its Continue Reading >>

The Dean’s List, Part 3

July 2009 by Sandra E. Czelusniak |

ACTA continues to recognize and commend those institutions taking action to protect the free exchange of ideas on campus—and to urge others to follow in… Continue Reading >>

The Revenue-to-Cost Spiral—and How to Stop It

July 2009 by Sandra E. Czelusniak |

From our friends at the Pope Center comes a new and timely paper about why tuition and fees at our universities rise so quickly. Continue Reading >>

The Dean’s List, Part 2

July 2009 by Sandra E. Czelusniak |

As ACTA's new report Protecting the Free Exchange of Ideas shows, many colleges and universities across the country have been taking concrete steps… Continue Reading >>

Accountability in the States

July 2009 by Sandra E. Czelusniak |

Today's Inside Higher Ed has an article about a new report from… Continue Reading >>

The Dean’s List, Part 1

June 2009 by Sandra E. Czelusniak |

As blog readers know by now, ACTA has just launched a campaign to highlight some of the impressive strides that many institutions have made in advancing intellectual… Continue Reading >>

Protecting the Free Exchange of Ideas

June 2009 by Sandra E. Czelusniak |

Those followers of this blog who also read USA Today will see our latest publication, Continue Reading >>

The Decline and Fall (?) of Traditional History

June 2009 by Sandra E. Czelusniak |

If you step into a Borders or Barnes & Noble and head to the history section, you are likely to find a good selection of books covering war, diplomacy, and… Continue Reading >>

Diplomas and Dropouts

June 2009 by Sandra E. Czelusniak |

This morning, the American Enterprise Institute released a new report from Frederick Hess, Mark… Continue Reading >>

The Return of the Core?

June 2009 by Sandra E. Czelusniak |

Over at Minding the Campus, Charlotte Allen writesContinue Reading >>

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