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.

Videos

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.

Preserving the Values of the West

October 2016 |

Ayaan Hirsi Ali accepted the Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education.

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ATHENA Roundtable 2016

October 2016 |

KC Johnson, professor of history, Brooklyn College and the City University of New York Graduate Center; Wilfred McClay, professor of history, University of...

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Tributes to Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Niall Ferguson

October 2016 |

These tributes were given by Senator John McCain, Christina Hoff Sommers, Robert Zoellick, and Louise Mirrer in honor of Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Niall Ferguson,...

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The Decline and Fall of History

October 2016 by ACTA |

Professor Niall Ferguson's remarks upon receiving the Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education.

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Higher Education, Academic Freedom, and Civic Responsibility

October 2016 by ACTA |

Watch Professor KC Johnson, Professor Wilfred McClay, and St. John’s Tutor Eva Brann discuss civic education and civic virtue in a panel discussion. Following...

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Trusteeship and the Future of Higher Education

March 2016 by ACTA's Institute for Effective Governance |

ACTA is excited to announce the release of "Trusteeship and the Future of Higher Education," the latest video in our Higher Ed Now multimedia series, and the...

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Four Financial Questions Trustees Must Ask

November 2015 by ACTA's Institute for Effective Governance |

ACTA is proud to present “Four Financial Questions Trustees Must Ask,” the latest episode in our Higher Ed Now multimedia series for trustees. In this...

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Temperate Radicals: 20 Years Fighting for Higher Education Reform

October 2015 by ACTA |

Temperate Radicals documents ACTA's two-decade long fight for higher education reform. ACTA continues to work for academic excellence, academic freedom, and...

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Class of 2040:

What Will They Learn and At What Cost?
October 2015 |

Watch Pulitzer Prize winning historian David McCullough, Purdue president Mitch Daniels, professor and author Richard Arum, and former University of Maryland...

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Whom Does the College Trustee Serve?

September 2015 by ACTA's Institute for Effective Governance |

Higher Ed Now, ACTA’s multimedia series for trustees, is pleased to present the three-part program, “Whom Does the College Trustee Serve?” In these segments,...

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ACTA President Anne Neal featured on Wall Street Journal Live

August 2015 by ACTA |

On August 19th, Mary Kissel interviewed Anne Neal on her WSJLive show Opinion Journal about why trustees need to put the public interest first. The University...

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ACTA Testifies before the U.S. Senate HELP Committee

June 2015 by Anne D. Neal |

ACTA President Anne D. Neal provided testimony to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions at their June 17 hearing on higher education...

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ACTA Testifies Before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

May 2015 |

ACTA has repeatedly documented that the system of higher education accreditation is a barrier to innovation, improvement, and accountability at colleges and...

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Best Practices in Athletic Oversight

May 2015 by ACTA's Institute for Effective Governance |

The first installment of ACTA’s new web series, this video presents best practices on the contentious issue of college athletics and affordability. After an...

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ACTA in 2014: New Heights for Higher Ed

January 2015 |

Look back on ACTA's greatest accomplishments and biggest events in 2014 with this year-end video collage. We've had a busy year, and we're thankful to everyone...

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