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.

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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.

Despite McNair controversy, experts expect search for next University of Maryland president to draw many candidates

Baltimore Sun
October 30, 2018 by Liz Bowie |
Despite the turmoil now enveloping the University of Maryland, experts say there will be plenty of people who want to succeed President Wallace Loh, who has announced he will retire in June. The search for… Continue Reading >>

LeBlanc to undergo community review this spring

GW Hatchet
October 22, 2018 by Meredith Roaten |
Top administrators, faculty and students will soon have a chance to weigh in on University President Thomas LeBlanc’s performance. Nelson Carbonell, the chairman of the Board of Trustees, said at a Faculty… Continue Reading >>

A Crisis in Civic Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education
October 10, 2018 by Michael Poliakoff |
To the Editor: In “Obituary for a Billion-Dollar Boondoggle” (The Chronicle Review, September 16), Sam Wineburg failed to acknowledge the urgent crisis in civic education that America faces… Continue Reading >>

EDITORIAL: America is a nation awash in historical, political ignorance

Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 4, 2018 |
At a time when the country simmers and boils with political passions, The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has revealed a paradox: While many Americans angrily denounce the current state of affairs,… Continue Reading >>

Trustee Brian Mosallam Talks Frankly About MSU’s ‘Disengaged’ Board Members

Deadline Detroit
September 26, 2018 by Alan Stamm |
The Larry Nassar mess is a toxic spill that continues to pollute Michigan State's reputation eight months after he began state prison terms that will keep him behind bars for life. The latest contamination… Continue Reading >>

How colleges can manage ‘flashpoints’ of unrest on campus

Education Dive
September 26, 2018 by Hallie Busta |
Dive Brief: College campuses are more diverse, global and polarized than ever — and everyone is on social media, said Barbee Oakes, chief diversity officer at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas during… Continue Reading >>

The Impunity of Michigan State’s Board of Trustees

The Atlantic
September 26, 2018 by Caroline Kitchener |
Since sexual assault allegations against the sports doctor Larry Nassar became public, top administrators at Michigan State University have claimed they didn’t know—and could not have been reasonably… Continue Reading >>

Gov. Walker visits, recognizes UAF economic club

Web Center 11
September 24, 2018 by Julie Swisher |
Governor Walker spoke today at a University of Alaska Fairbanks presentation in regards to the state's Economy. The student organization "Students Who Enjoy Economic Thinking" or 'SWEET', has been… Continue Reading >>

Forging Intellect: Understanding and Responding to the Demands of Today’s (and Tomorrow’s) Employers

September 21, 2018 by David Steele-Figueredo |
As an academic and former private sector executive, I think two leadership traits, among many, are knowledge and intellect. Knowledge is an easily understandable concept, but what do we mean by intellect? What… Continue Reading >>

USAO gets an ‘A’ for academic core quality

The Oklahoman
September 16, 2018 by Staff Reporters |
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha is one of 23 institutions out of 1,100 four-year public and private institutions studied nationally by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni… Continue Reading >>

WKU defends general education requirements

Bowling Green Daily News
September 14, 2018 by Aaron Mudd |
Western Kentucky University is pushing back on a D grade its general education requirements received from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni in a survey that reviewed academic standards.… Continue Reading >>

The best way to change future is to understand history

The Badger Herald
September 4, 2018 by Adam Ramer |
According to a recent study from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, vast majorities of college students could not correctly answer basic questions on civics. From identifying protections… Continue Reading >>

Teach the Constitution

The Hill
August 31, 2018 by Timothy S. Huebner |
As students and professors return to classes in a deeply polarized America, colleges and universities should consider an addition to their curricula.  Let’s make knowing something about the… Continue Reading >>

Opinion: Students need a civics education now more than ever

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
August 14, 2018 by Christian Schneider |
For any incoming college freshman, stumbling onto campus the first day has to be a disorienting experience. There’s so much you don’t know, ranging from where to eat to where your classes are to… Continue Reading >>

Is the Trump administration signaling growing interest in higher ed policy?

Education Dive
August 13, 2018 by James Paterson |
Dive Brief: The Trump administration is apparently taking a greater interest in higher education policy — and specifically accreditation, according to Inside Higher Education. An office led… Continue Reading >>
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