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.

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… Watch the Video >>

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… Watch the Video >>

ATHENA Roundtable Presentations 2014

November 2014 |

ACTA's ATHENA Roundtable is a gathering of influential college and university trustees, educators, state policymakers, and alumni leaders from around the… Watch the Video >>

Celebrating the Liberal Arts: The Merrill Award at 10

November 2014 |

2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni's Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education.… Watch the Video >>

Political Correctness and the Problems for Academic Freedom

October 2014 |

On October 3, 2014, ACTA President Anne Neal delivered a speech at the City Club of Cleveland addressing the threat political correctness poses to academic freedom… Watch the Video >>

The Costs of College

September 2014 |

The "Costs of College" is a new video featuring ACTA president Anne D. Neal and vice president of policy Michael Poliakoff. The film explores the rising cost… Watch the Video >>

Governance for a New Era

A Blueprint for Higher Education Trustees
August 2014 |

CUNY Board Chairman and former Yale President Benno Schmidt led a discussion at the National Press Club about Watch the Video >>

ATHENA Roundtable Presentations 2013

November 2013 |

ACTA's ATHENA Roundtable—a gathering of influential college and university trustees, educators, state policymakers, and alumni leaders from around the… Watch the Video >>

College in Crisis: What’s Wrong with Higher Education?

October 2013 by ACTA |

This video synopsis of the What Will They Learn? study of core curricula at more than 1,000 colleges and universities across the country reveals information… Watch the Video >>

A Higher Bar for Higher Ed

Reforming Accreditation for the 21st Century
September 2013 |

Reformers agree that higher education accreditation needs improving, especially around the areas of increased data, reliable measures of student outcomes, and… Watch the Video >>

Keeping College within Reach

Discussing Program Quality through Accreditation
June 2013 |

ACTA president Anne D. Neal testified before the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, part of the Committee on Education and the Workforce… Watch the Video >>

ATHENA Roundtable Presentations 2012

November 2012 |

If you were unable to attend our annual conference or would like to replay your favorite speakers, visit ACTA's YouTube channelWatch the Video >>

The $200,000 Fraud?

October 2012 by ACTA |

This video synopsis of the What Will They Learn? study of core curricula at more than 1,000 colleges and universities across the country reveals information… Watch the Video >>

What’s going on in California?

June 2012 by ACTA |

A video overview of ACTA’s recent report Best Laid Plans examines the alarming state of higher ed in the Golden State and what the public can do… Watch the Video >>

ATHENA Roundtable Presentations 2011

November 2011 by ACTA |

If you were unable to attend our annual conference or would like to replay your favorite speakers, visit ACTA's YouTube channelWatch the Video >>

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