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.

In Trustees We Trust

Wall Street Journal
August 1, 2003 by Review & Outlook |
In an age where the misdeeds of the Enrons and MCIs and J.P. Morgan Chases still compete for daily headlines, Americans have learned much about the critical role of corporate governance. Now a new institute… Continue Reading >>

Governors Who Act in the Public Interest

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 23, 2003 by Letter to the Editor: Jerry L. Martin |
The piece by Neal C. Johnson and Charles S. Clark, of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, is dripping with mandarin contempt for the democratic process ("Take the Gamesmanship… Continue Reading >>

Lawmakers at Hearing on College Accreditation System Call for More Accountability

Chronicle of Higher Education
October 2, 2002 by Richard Morgan |
A House of Representatives education subcommittee met Tuesday to assess the role of accreditation in higher education. Lawmakers largely criticized the country's 50-year-old accreditation process, claiming… Continue Reading >>

Group Criticizes Link Between Accreditation and Federal Student Aid

Chronicle of Higher Education
October 1, 2002 by Richard Morgan |
The federal government should no longer require a college to be accredited to award federal financial aid, a national group argues in a new report. The American Council of Trustees and Alumni questions the… Continue Reading >>

President Bush Announces NEH American History Initiative

National Endowment for the Humanities
September 17, 2002 by Press Release |
President Bush today launched "We the People," an initiative by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to encourage the teaching, studying and understanding of American history and culture. "Studies… Continue Reading >>

September 11 and Academic Freedom

National Association of Scholars
February 6, 2002 by Press Release |
The impact of the terrorist attacks of last September 11 continues to reverberate across the United States, leaving few aspects of American life unexamined and unchanged. As one might expect, a subject to receive… Continue Reading >>

Reviewing Black Studies

Newsday
February 4, 2002 by Martin C. Evans |
In 1968, SUNY Stony Brook students angry about the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and that the role of blacks in America was virtually ignored in the university's classrooms, blocked classes… Continue Reading >>

Ambivalent Academe

New York Times
December 1, 2001 by Letter to the Editor: Jerry L. Martin & Anne D. Neal |
Our report, "Defending Civilization," documents academe's disturbingly ambivalent response to the Sept. 11 attacks. You assert that we accuse professors of anti-American statements, unpatriotic behavior… Continue Reading >>

Leaning Tower of Ivory

Washington Post
November 26, 2001 by Jonathan Yardley |
Seven years ago, as Newt Gingrich and his gang rushed headlong into what soon proved to be a hilariously short-lived "revolution," yours truly begged to differ. In this space I argued that "conservatism" in… Continue Reading >>

The Pilgrims’ Magna Carta

Wall Street Journal
November 23, 2001 by Review & Outlook |
If college students have a clear-eyed view of the battle in which the nation is now engaged, we'd wager it doesn't have a lot to do with what they're learning at school. A survey just out from the… Continue Reading >>

Foreign policy, free speech are under fire on campuses

USA Today
November 14, 2001 by Mary Beth Marklein |
The attacks of Sept. 11 are prompting a new war of words on college campuses between a group critical of a ''blame America first'' bias and professors who see academic freedom under assault.… Continue Reading >>

Bush Nominates an Art Historian to Run the Humanities Endowment

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 15, 2001 by Ron Southwick |
President Bush nominated Bruce Cole last month to serve as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, a move that would once again put a conservative scholar at the agency's helm.  If confirmed… Continue Reading >>

How Scholars Can Improve History Lessons

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 8, 2001 by Arnita Jones |
Historians today find themselves in an unusual position. Their field, for many years an ideologically charged battleground, now enjoys bipartisan congressional support. It's time to consider how to make… Continue Reading >>

With Badillo Gone, CUNY Is Likely to Stay on Course He Set

New York Times
June 6, 2001 by Karen W. Arenson |
In his four tumultuous years as vice chairman and then chairman of the City University of New York, Herman Badillo made its transformation a kind of crusade. His resignation from the board yesterday to seek… Continue Reading >>

Ivy League snubs Bush team for commencements

Washington Times
May 11, 2001 by Elianna Marziani |
It's the season when the nation's top colleges vie for administration leaders to grace their campuses and deliver commencement addresses, but in a strange twist this year, no one from the Bush team… Continue Reading >>
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