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.

New Report Exposes the Crisis in Civic Education among College Students

January 13, 2016 |
WASHINGTON, DC— In its latest report, A Crisis in Civic Education, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni concludes that the vast national expenditure on civic literacy over the last two decades… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Names Dr. Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips “Scholar-in-Residence” for 2016

January 8, 2016 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) announced today that Dr. Elizabeth D. Capaldi Phillips will serve as ACTA’s Scholar-in-Residence during 2016. Dr. Capaldi Phillips’s… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Names Former Congressman Tom McMillen University “Trustee of the Year”

December 22, 2015 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) announced today that former U.S. congressman and University System of Maryland regent Tom McMillen is the winner of its inaugural Jerry… Continue Reading >>

Alumni for Yale’s Future Urge Their Alma Mater to Uphold Free Speech

November 16, 2015 |
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Alumni for Yale’s Future sent a letter to the Yale Corporation, urging the university to adhere to the principles of free speech and academic freedom. The American Council of Trustees… Continue Reading >>

Alumni for Yale’s Future Urge Their Alma Mater to Uphold Free Speech

November 16, 2015 |
WASHINGTON, DC—Alumni for Yale’s Future sent a letter to the Yale Corporation, urging the university to adhere to the principles of free speech and academic freedom. The American Council of Trustees… Continue Reading >>

The University of Missouri’s President Resigns

November 9, 2015 |
WASHINGTON, DC—Our society has real socioeconomic and racial challenges. Of all places, the American university should be the sanctuary where free discussion can take place to deal with these most pressing… Continue Reading >>

Bloated College Curricula Cause Exploding College Costs

November 9, 2015 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) announces the release of its newest report The Cost of Chaos in the Curriculum coauthored by Elizabeth D. Capaldi Phillips and Michael… Continue Reading >>

Don’t Mess with Texas Curriculum

October 7, 2015 |
WASHINGTON D.C.—Texas universities are keeping their promises to students and taxpayers, according to a national report released by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) called What Will… Continue Reading >>

Straight C’s for D.C. Universities

October 7, 2015 |
WASHINGTON D.C.—The nation’s capital is home to important universities, but these institutions have lax academic requirements. The American Council of Trustees and Alumni’s (ACTA) annual report… Continue Reading >>

California Colleges Fall Short

October 7, 2015 |
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Students at renowned California universities like Stanford and UC–Berkeley can graduate with vast gaps in their skills and knowledge according to a national report called What Will… Continue Reading >>

MD & VA Schools Perform Well in New College Rankings

October 7, 2015 |
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The latest edition of a rating released annually by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) called What Will They Learn? shows that schools in Virginia and Maryland vary widely… Continue Reading >>

Don’t Mess with Texas Curriculum

October 6, 2015 |
WASHINGTON DC—Texas universities are keeping their promises to students and taxpayers, according to a national report released by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) called What Will They… Continue Reading >>

MD & VA Schools Perform Well in New College Rankings

October 6, 2015 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The latest edition of a rating released annually by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) called What Will They Learn? shows that schools in Virginia and Maryland vary widely… Continue Reading >>

Straight C’s for DC Universities

October 6, 2015 |
WASHINGTON DC—The nation’s capital is home to important universities, but these institutions have lax academic requirements. The American Council of Trustees and Alumni’s (ACTA) annual report… Continue Reading >>

An Ivy League Let Down

October 6, 2015 |
WASHINGTON DC—The Ivy League universities are justly renowned as centers of research and teaching, but there are troubling weaknesses in the curricular requirements they set for their undergraduate students.… Continue Reading >>
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