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.

  • Fund for Academic Renewal

  • Higher Ed Now

Our Initiatives:

ACTA initiatives promote academic quality, affordability, and cost effectiveness in higher education.

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ACTA Reminds Colleges That Academics Come First

January 15, 2017 |

ACTA emerged as a voice of reason during college bowl season and the College Football Playoff National Championship. In fact, U.S. News and World Report published an original op-ed by President Dr. Michael Poliakoff and Research Associate/Editor Alexis Zhang about the costs colleges incur in the pursuit of on-field

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ACTA Expands the Fund for Academic Renewal

December 6, 2016 |

Today, ACTA expanded its services to higher education donors. This expansion will allow ACTA to better aid donors in making transformative gifts to improve higher education. Through a generous gift from the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation, FAR is able to offer its new services to donors at no cost. Read the press

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What Will They Learn? 2016-17

September 2016 by ACTA |

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today released the seventh edition of the What Will They Learn? ratings. Early this year, in a Gallup survey of universities,...

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2016: A Year in Higher Education

December 2016 by Christine Ravold |

2016 was one for the record books. After a tumultuous twelve months, ACTA President Dr. Michael Poliakoff joins Higher Ed Now to reflect on the successes and...

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ACTA'S BLOG: THE FORUM
A TOWN SQUARE FOR HIGHER ED

Quick Take: Hidden College Fees, Hidden College Bloat

December 1, 2016 by Armand Alacbay & Dani Jack

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