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

ACTA's publications, press releases and public advocacy for academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities reach a wide audience and have been cited by national newspapers, television commentators, and by state and federal government, including Congress and the President of the United States.

UT declined to sanction professor who pleaded guilty to violent felony

Austin American-Statesman
January 24, 2018 by Ralph K.M. Haurwitz and Ryan Autullo |
A professor at the University of Texas who pleaded guilty to a felony charge of strangling his girlfriend to the point that she saw “stars” remains on the job despite a school policy condemning… Continue Reading >>

American Council of Trustees and Alumni Grants Regent University A-Rating for Classical Scholarship

Regent University
January 24, 2018 by Brett Wilson Tubbs |
Regent University has received an “A” rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) according to the research provided by the organization’s college guide, What Will They… Continue Reading >>

How We Could Radically Rethink the Core Curriculum in Higher Education

January 23, 2018 by Megan Fromm |
In the spirit of a new year, I’d like to propose a radical resolution for colleges and universities across America: ditch your general education requirements. At a time when so-called “soft skills”… Continue Reading >>

AGB President: Trustees must play a more active role in higher ed advocacy

Education Dive
January 12, 2018 by Autumn A. Arnett |
Richard D. Legon, president of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, writing in The Washington Post, calls on trustees to "step up," saying they "are even better positioned… Continue Reading >>

Next in the UT chancellor search: What’s at stake and who might apply

Austin American-Statesman
January 5, 2018 by Ralph K.M. Haurwitz |
The next chancellor of the University of Texas System will need quite a skill set: intellectual and administrative chops to oversee 14 academic and health campuses, political savvy for navigating… Continue Reading >>

Letter to the Editor

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 5, 2018 by Donald Engels |
Why not more 'bird brains' on educational faculties? An interesting program on PBS aired a few nights ago entitled "Bird Brains." It showed that birds, especially parrots and crows, use reasoning and… Continue Reading >>

5 Things To Consider Before Giving a Gift To Your College

Private Wealth
December 19, 2017 by Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill and Andras Kosaras |
When frugal University of New Hampshire librarian Robert Morin died in 2015, he surprised the campus by leaving $4 million to the institution. But for many, how the university spent the money would prove even… Continue Reading >>

Of Snowflakes and Tyrants: College students’ behavior must be stopped

December 14, 2017 by Tammy Bruce |
How many conversations have we had with our friends, family and co-workers wondering what happened to the millennials? We expect a new generation to have new ideas and new ways of approaching the world. So… Continue Reading >>

Demand for admin pay cuts grows

Daily Evergreen
December 8, 2017 by Forrest Holt |
Fliers telling the administration to “Go do your god damn jobs” appeared on campus during the first weekend of December. “This deficit crisis, and your handling of it, are unacceptable,”… Continue Reading >>

Have our colleges failed us?

Kingsport Times-News
December 1, 2017 by Ned Jilton II |
Students at Texas Tech University did a project to see what the students there knew about the United States. Sad to say many students couldn’t answer questions such as who won the Civil War, who fought… Continue Reading >>

Christian college’s ‘biblically consistent’ curriculum under fire

Times Higher Education
November 28, 2017 by Ellie Bothwell |
A new policy at a religious university in the US directing scholars to avoid teaching “erotic” or “graphic” material has reignited a debate over how faith institutions can reconcile… Continue Reading >>

Coming Into the Fold: Why (and How) Trustees Should Participate in Institutional Procurement

The EvoLLLution
November 22, 2017 by Armand Alacbay |
Procurement—the process by which an institution obtains necessary goods and services—is a major part of the financial life of any institution. While operationally procurement is downstream of the… Continue Reading >>

Censorship takes stage on campus

Boston Herald
November 22, 2017 by Michael Poliakoff |
The censors seem to be out in force lately on the American college campus. November saw Brandeis University cancel the world premiere of a play about Lenny Bruce. Then Knox College in Illinois canceled the… Continue Reading >>

Brains and Brawn: Southern Flagship Schools Dominate On and Off the Field

November 21, 2017 by Michael Poliakoff & Megan Reithmiller |
It’s not every season that the most competitive college football programs are also recognized for having some of the best academic programs in the country. But this season, scholars and sports fans can… Continue Reading >>

Kennesaw State Scores at Top in U.S. Curriculum Study for Seventh Consecutive Year

Metro Atlanta CEO
November 14, 2017 by Robert S. Godlewski |
Kennesaw State University is among a select group of 24 colleges and universities that scored an “A” for its high-quality core curriculum in a nationwide study on the state of general education… Continue Reading >>
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