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.

Governor Should Appoint UNC Board of Governors, Study Concludes

June 7, 2005 |
WASHINGTON, DC—A new independent study concludes that the Governor should appoint the University of North Carolina Board of Governors to ensure greater accountability and leadership at a time of significant… Continue Reading >>

Election of Dartmouth Alumni Trustees Strikes Blow For Academic Freedom and Academic Standards

May 13, 2005 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The election of two insurgent alumni candidates to the board of Dartmouth College is a signal victory for forces seeking to return academic freedom and academic quality to the college campus.… Continue Reading >>

ACTA President to Discuss New Student Survey Showing Political Pressure in the Classroom

February 11, 2005 |
WASHINGTON, DC—Anne Neal, president of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, will present student survey results that reveal political pressure in the college classroom and the intellectual intolerance… Continue Reading >>

Group Defends Colorado Professor

February 11, 2005 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today came to the defense of University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill who is under investigation after publishing a commentary claiming… Continue Reading >>

Survey Reveals Pervasive Political Pressure in the Classroom

November 30, 2004 |
WASHINGTON, DC—49% of the students at the top 50 colleges and universities say professors frequently inject political comments into their courses, even if they have nothing to do with the subject. Almost… Continue Reading >>

Accrediting Monopoly Needs Competition, Education Leader to Tell U.S. House

June 22, 2004 |
WASHINGTON, DC—A subcommittee for the House Education and the Workforce Committee will hold a hearing tomorrow on higher education accreditation with American Council of Trustees and Alumni chairman Jerry… Continue Reading >>

Study Shows U.S. Colleges Don’t Require Core Subjects

April 18, 2004 |
WASHINGTON, DC— College requirements have so many loopholes, students can graduate without taking core subjects such as math, science, composition, literature, economics, American history or government,… Continue Reading >>

U.S. Senate to Discuss Intellectual Diversity

October 29, 2003 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee will hold a hearing tomorrow on intellectual diversity in higher education with American Council of Trustees and Alumni president… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Defends University of California Regent for Acting in Public Interest

October 28, 2003 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today praised University of California Board chairman John J. Moores for acting in the public interest by questioning existing admissions policies… Continue Reading >>

Back to School News

August 21, 2003 |
WASHINGTON, DC—A new study released today by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) and the Institute for Effective Governance (IEG) finds that grade inflation is a national epidemic, undermining… Continue Reading >>

College Trustees Launch New Organization to Improve Accountability

August 1, 2003 |
WASHINGTON, DC—Declaring that “we simply can’t afford Enrons in higher education,” trustees from colleges and universities across the nation today launched a new organization, the Institute… Continue Reading >>

Americans Remain Ignorant of Their Past

July 4, 2003 |
WASHINGTON, DC—It’s Independence Day. Do you know what you’re celebrating? According to a Roper survey conducted by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, the answer for many people… Continue Reading >>

Victory for Academic Freedom at Brooklyn College

February 25, 2003 |
WASHINGTON, DC—In a resounding victory for academic quality and academic freedom, the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York yesterday voted to grant tenure and promotion to outstanding… Continue Reading >>

“Academic Terrorists” Purge Outstanding Scholar, Teacher

November 19, 2002 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today decried Brooklyn College’s denial of tenure to an outstanding scholar and teacher whose insistence on high academic standards apparently… Continue Reading >>

College Trustees to Improve Teacher Education

October 10, 2002 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The Trustees for Better Teachers project, a major new effort to mobilize college and university trustees to raise standards in teacher education programs, was launched today by the American… Continue Reading >>
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