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.

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 improve quality and career...

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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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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...

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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 Will They...

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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 for...

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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...

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The State of Free Speech on Campus: Part II

August 2016 by Christine Ravold |

Concerned donors, alumni, trustees, and comedy fans won’t want to miss the second half of Higher Ed Now’s conversation with FIRE’s Greg Lukianoff. Listeners...

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The State of Free Speech on Campus

August 2016 by Christine Ravold |

After a tumultuous year for free speech on campus, Higher Ed Now asks Greg Lukianoff, president and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education...

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The Antidote to Illiberalism

July 2016 by Christine Ravold |

What should we do about intolerance on college campuses? McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence Robert George rejoins Higher Ed Now to continue a discussion...

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Professor Robert George Weighs in on Campus Illiberalism

July 2016 by Christine Ravold |

What’s happening on college campuses? The first recipient of ACTA’s Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education, Professor...

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