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.

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 >>

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.… Listen Here >>

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 (FIRE)… Listen Here >>

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 about… Listen Here >>

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,… Listen Here >>

The Hamilton Story

June 2016 by Christine Ravold |

What kind of diversity should colleges and universities require? Hamilton College's new diversity requirement got it wrong. ACTA Vice President of Policy… Listen Here >>

Higher Education Philanthropy: Issues for Today’s Donors

May 2016 by Christine Ravold |

Are you planning on donating to your alma mater? Before you write that generous check, you should be sure that your donation is going to support quality, freedom,… Listen Here >>

The Unkindest Cut

May 2016 by Christine Ravold |

Wherefore art thou Shakespeare? As we celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death we examine ACTA's report, The Unkindest Cut: Shakespeare… Listen Here >>

A Crisis In Civic Education

April 2016 by Christine Ravold |

Ten percent of college graduates think Judge Judy sits on the Supreme Court! ACTA continues its podcast with an examination into this brewing crisis in civic… Listen Here >>

Evaluating Accreditation’s Role in Ensuring Quality (Part 2)

September 2015 by ACTA’s Institute for Effective Governance |

Part two of Higher Ed Now’s episodes on accreditation features highlights from questions by Senator Al Franken and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse posed to ACTA… Listen Here >>

Evaluating Accreditation’s Role in Ensuring Quality

September 2015 by ACTA’s Institute for Effective Governance |

ACTA launches the second in its series of podcasts for trustees, “Higher Ed Now,” providing practical tools for governing boards to promote academic… Listen Here >>

Governance for a New Era

March 2015 by ACTA’s Institute for Effective Governance |

ACTA launches its new podcast for trustees, “Higher Ed Now,” providing practical tools for governing boards to promote academic excellence and accountability… Listen Here >>

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