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.

Guarantee First Amendment Freedoms Now, Higher Education Group Tells University of Texas President

February 9, 2000 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today sent a letter to University of Texas president Larry R. Faulkner demanding immediate protection of students’ first amendment rights… Continue Reading >>

Colleges Condemned for Using Legos in College Admissions

February 7, 2000 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today condemned nine colleges and universities for agreeing to admit college students on the basis of their ability to work with Legos—children’s… Continue Reading >>

Governor Gilmore’s Commission Report Praised by Higher Education Group

February 4, 2000 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni praised the final report of the Virginia Governor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Higher Education, adopted yesterday for “challenging… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Condemns Department of Education

January 6, 2000 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today condemned the Department of Education for its new draft guidelines on how schools and colleges can use standardized tests. The latest draft… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Praises CUNY Task Force Study

June 7, 1999 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) today praised a study issued by the Mayor's Task Force on the City University of New York which calls for higher academic standards… Continue Reading >>

Resignation of U. of Chicago President is Victory for High Standards in Liberal Arts Education

June 4, 1999 |
WASHINGTON, DC—Jerry L. Martin, president of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, today cited the announced resignation of University of Chicago President Hugo Sonnenschein as evidence that the… Continue Reading >>

Distinguished Scholars Join Group Opposing Curricular Cuts at the University of Chicago

May 25, 1999 |
WASHINGTON, DC—Distinguished educator Mortimer J. Adler and former judge Robert H. Bork today called on University of Chicago trustees to delay proposed changes to the curriculum that would cut the University’s… Continue Reading >>

New Guidelines Threaten Fairness in College Admissions

May 20, 1999 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) today condemned draft U.S. Department of Education guidelines that suggest using standardized test scores to help determine college admissions… Continue Reading >>

Committee for CUNY Future Asks Task Force to Focus on Standards

January 27, 1999 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The Committee for the CUNY Future, a group of distinguished faculty, alumni and citizens, today called on the Mayor’s Advisory Task Force on the City University of New York to focus… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Praises SUNY Board for Raising Academic Standards

December 15, 1998 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) today praised the State University of New York board of trustees for its decision to raise academic standards throughout the system. On… Continue Reading >>

New Guide is First to Show Donors How to Avoid Pitfalls in Their College Giving

November 9, 1998 |
WASHINGTON, DC—In the face of growing public concern about the trends in higher education, ACTA today released The Intelligent Donor’s Guide to College Giving, the first book designed to show donors… Continue Reading >>

Alumni and Faculty to CUNY Board: We Need Remediation Reform

May 21, 1998 |
WASHINGTON, DC—Distinguished faculty, alumni, parents and citizens today sent a letter to the CUNY Board of Trustees announcing the formation of the Committee for the CUNY Future and seeking immediate… Continue Reading >>

Award for Sadomasochism Workshop Condemned for Undermining Academic Freedom

January 9, 1998 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) today challenged the decision by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) to honor a college president for sponsoring… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Condemns Intimidation of Outspoken Faculty Member

September 20, 1997 |
WASHINGTON, DC—Condemning recent efforts to punish a professor whose comments were deemed insensitive, the National Alumni Forum today called on university administrators to affirm their adherence to… Continue Reading >>

Alumni to President: Save the Core

July 26, 1997 |
WASHINGTON, DC—Brooklyn College alumni opposing proposed curricular changes today sent a letter to College president Vernon E. Lattin announcing the formation of the Committee for the Brooklyn Core: “The… Continue Reading >>
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