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.

ACTA Statements

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.

ACTA President Anne D. Neal’s Statement on New University of Iowa President J. Bruce Harreld

September 4, 2015 by Anne D. Neal |
Higher education is facing many challenges and institutions wedded to the status quo will have a bleak future.  Governance for a new era requires boards to be laser-focused on examining  candidates… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Statement on the ASA’s Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

December 17, 2013 |
It’s no wonder that the public is losing trust in the academy since too many faculty no longer endorse unfettered discussion and debate. The American Studies Association’s decision to endorse a… Continue Reading >>

Statement from Anne Neal on a new report from the Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences

American Council of Trustees and Alumni
June 19, 2013 by Anne D. Neal |
The liberal arts are in crisis. And the Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences knows it.  The Commission’s report, The Heart of the Matter, confirms broad problems with curricula, teacher… Continue Reading >>

Statement of Anne Neal, President of ACTA, on the Return of ROTC to Yale

May 26, 2011 |
WASHINGTON, DC—"We praise the Yale Corporation for bridging the troubling chasm between the academy and the military," Neal said. "By underscoring that defense of our liberties is an important form of… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Statement on Squeeze Play 2010: Public Attitudes About College Access and Affordability

February 17, 2010 |
WASHINGTON, DC—Responding to the release of the latest Squeeze Play report by Public Agenda and the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, Anne D. Neal, president of the American Council… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Statement on Stevens Institute of Technology Settlement

January 19, 2010 |
WASHINGTON, DC—Following the announcement of a settlement in the litigation between the state of New Jersey and the Stevens Institute of Technology, Anne D. Neal, president of the American Council of… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Applauds Constructive Alumni Engagement at Harvard

June 4, 2009 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni issued the following statement regarding the election for the Harvard Board of Overseers, results of which were announced today. Candidates slated… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Responds to Allegations at Ward Churchill Trial

March 16, 2009 |
WASHINGTON, DC—Anne D. Neal, president of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni and a First Amendment attorney, released today the following statement in response to recent allegations made at the… Continue Reading >>
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