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.

Press Releases

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.

Center for Vision & Values Becomes 67th Member of ACTA’s Oases of Excellence Network

November 27, 2018 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) today announced the addition of the Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College to the Oases of Excellence network. The Center… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Salutes Paul Levy at ATHENA

November 5, 2018 |
The American Council of Trustees and Alumni presented the Jerry L. Martin Prize for Excellence in Trusteeship to Paul Levy at its annual ATHENA Roundtable conference on October 12 in Washington, D.C. Mr. Levy… Continue Reading >>

New Guide Provides University Boards with Tools to Strengthen Freedom of Expression on Campus

October 23, 2018 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) today announced the release of Guarding the Freedom to Speak, Freedom to Hear by Professor Joyce Lee Malcolm of the Antonin Scalia Law… Continue Reading >>

Purdue University President Is Honored with ACTA’s Merrill Award

October 16, 2018 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) announced that Purdue University President Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. was honored with its most prestigious award, recognizing his… Continue Reading >>

College Students Team Up with Better Angels and ACTA to Lead Depolarization Debate on Health Care

October 2, 2018 |
WASHINGTON, DC—Students for Free Expression at American University announced that it is partnering with Better Angels and the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) to host a series of parliamentary-style… Continue Reading >>

Mixed Grades for America’s Colleges and Universities Reflect An Uneven Commitment to Liberal Arts Curricula

September 18, 2018 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) has released the 10th edition of its flagship annual survey of college general education curricula, What Will They Learn?, highlighting… Continue Reading >>

Stephen S. Smith Center Becomes 66th Member of ACTA’s Oases of Excellence Network

August 15, 2018 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) today announced the acceptance of the Stephen S. Smith Center at Xavier University into the Oases of Excellence network. The Stephen S.… Continue Reading >>

Liberal Arts Accreditor Appoints Higher Education and Philanthropy Expert to Board

August 10, 2018 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Academy for Liberal Education (AALE) today announced that it has appointed Jacquie Pfeffer Merrill, executive director of the Fund for Academic Renewal, to serve on its Board… Continue Reading >>

Purdue University President to Receive ACTA’s National Award for Commitment to Academic Freedom and Affordability

April 25, 2018 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) announced that Purdue University President Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. will receive its most prestigious award, in honor of his extraordinary… Continue Reading >>

ACTA’s new essay details ongoing threats to free expression on college campuses and points to best practices for higher ed leaders

April 25, 2018 |
WASHINGTON, DC — The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) today released its newest Perspectives on Higher Education essay: Building a Culture of Free Expression on the American College Campus:… Continue Reading >>

House HEA Bill offers ideas that can PROSPER

December 19, 2017 |
WASHINGTON, DC —The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) today identified for special praise several initiatives of the Higher Education Act Reauthorization passed by the House Education and… Continue Reading >>

Best in the West: Private Colleges Out-Perform Publics in Annual Survey

November 14, 2017 |
WASHINGTON, DC—There is a sharp disparity in the overall academic rigor of public and private universities in western states, according to the latest data from What Will They Learn?™, an annual… Continue Reading >>

National Survey Shows Weak Standards in Midwestern College Curricula

November 14, 2017 |
WASHINGTON, DC—There’s room for improvement in Midwestern colleges, according to the latest edition of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni’s (ACTA) curricular survey, What Will They… Continue Reading >>

Southern Colleges Outperform Nation in Curricular Survey

November 14, 2017 |
WASHINGTON, DC—Southern colleges and universities stand out among other regions for their robust general education curricula, according to the American Council of Trustees and Alumni’s (ACTA) survey… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Presents Annual Award to University of Chicago President

October 19, 2017 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) will present the 13th annual Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education to University of Chicago President… Continue Reading >>
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