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.

ACTA In the News

California Higher Education Hangs in the Balance as UC, Cal State Search for New Leaders

Los Angeles Times
December 5, 2019 by Teresa Watanabe & Nina Agrawal |
In a rare confluence that will shape the future of California higher education, the state’s two top university jobs are open, high-profile vacancies that position its leaders as national pacesetters because of the size… Continue Reading >>

Press Releases

ACTA Announces the Project on American Democracy & Citizenship at the University of Montana as Oasis of Excellence

November 11, 2019 |

Washington, DC – In 2014, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) began honoring outstanding programs at colleges and universities across the country that promote the study of American… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Statements

Former ACTA Board Member Edwin Meese Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

October 11, 2019 |

On Wednesday, October 9, at a White House ceremony, the Honorable Edwin Meese III received the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. President Donald Trump praised the former… Continue Reading >>

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