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.

Podcasts

In addition to its extensive library of printed materials for trustees, alumni, policymakers, students, and parents, ACTA offers a series of videos and podcasts on topics of academic excellence, academic freedom, and accountability.

The views and opinions expressed by guests on Higher Ed Now are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of ACTA.

STEM-ming the Criticism of the Liberal Arts

December 2017 by Christine Ravold |

Theoretical physicist and international authority on nuclear fusion, Dr. Steven Cowley joins Higher Ed Now to discuss the crucial role… Listen Here >>

A Budget Balance for Trustees and Policymakers

December 2017 by Christine Ravold |

What is higher education’s role in society? And how can trustees and policymakers ensure that future generations receive a quality education at an affordable… Listen Here >>

Finance and Affordability: The Economic Drivers in Higher Ed

November 2017 by Christine Ravold |

Why is college so expensive? This deceptively simple question troubles students, parents, and policymakers alike. Barring large changes to the educational landscape,… Listen Here >>

Culture, Confidence, and Consumerism in Higher Education

November 2017 by Christine Ravold |

Financial pressures and technological innovations all contribute to an unpredictable higher education landscape, but these obstacles can also present opportunities… Listen Here >>

Reinvigorating the Humanities in American Life

September 2017 by Christine Ravold |

Some say the humanities have lost their way. But there is hope for the future. Can developments in the digital humanities bring about a renaissance in the way… Listen Here >>

How Innovative Universities are Ditching Competition and Joining Forces

May 2017 by Christine Ravold |

Even when it isn’t football or basketball season, colleges can be competitive with each other; they compete for grants, students, faculty and top administrators.… Listen Here >>

The Real March Madness

March 2017 by Christine Ravold |

How's your NCAA March Madness bracket doing? College sports aren't just about the thrill of victory anymore. Over the years, more and more respected college… Listen Here >>

Presidential History and Pop Culture

February 2017 by Christine Ravold |

February is a month brimming with history. David Bruce Smith, founder and president of The Grateful American Foundation, rejoins Higher Ed Now with ACTA President… Listen Here >>

Lessons in University Leadership with Stephen Trachtenberg

February 2017 by Christine Ravold |

Sit down for this exclusive interview with George Washington University President Emeritus Stephen Joel Trachtenberg. From working with individual trustees and… Listen Here >>

Reimagining the Cost and Value of College

January 2017 by Christine Ravold |

Daniel Pianko, managing director of University Ventures, joins Higher Ed Now to discuss how new education innovation is helping to… Listen Here >>

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… Listen Here >>

Philanthropy Whose Time Has Come

December 2016 by Christine Ravold |

This week, ACTA announced a major expansion of its donor services through the Fund for Academic Renewal (FAR). With FAR, donors will be able to easily and confidently… Listen Here >>

What the College Rankings Don’t Tell You

September 2016 by Christine Ravold |

Do you know someone who’s starting the college application process? Then you can’t afford to miss this sneak peek into ACTA’s signature report, What… Listen Here >>

Higher Ed Data 101

September 2016 by Christine Ravold |

In this episode, Armand Alacbay, Vice President of Trustee and Legislative Affairs at ACTA,  and Jerry Malitz, former Chief Information Technology Officer… Listen Here >>

Grateful Americans Fight for U.S. History

August 2016 by Christine Ravold |

Grateful American Foundation President David Bruce Smith and ACTA President Dr. Michael Poliakoff join Higher Ed Now to examine how and why American history is… Listen Here >>

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