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.

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Here you will find media resources including ACTA’s press releases, statements, history, and information on ACTA’s leadership.

Latest Press Release

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 of Trustees. The AALE accredits PreK-12 schools and higher education institutions that provide exceptional instruction in the liberal arts.

A former college professor, Dr. Merrill now leads the Fund for Academic Renewal (FAR), a program of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. FAR provides higher education philanthropists with… Continue Reading >>

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ACTA Issues Statement on the Miller Center’s Appointment of Marc Short

August 3, 2018 by Doug Sprei |

WASHINGTON, DC—The Miller Center at the University of Virginia, a nonpartisan affiliate of the university dedicated to the study of the American presidency, recently took a principled stand in… Continue Reading >>

Leadership

Michael B. Poliakoff, President

Dr. Poliakoff became part of the ACTA team in March 2010 as the vice president of policy, and became ACTA's third president on July 1, 2016. Continue Reading >>

Karen Hyman, Senior Vice President of Policy and Programs

Karen Hyman began with ACTA as its Senior Vice President of Policy and Programs upon moving to the DC area in 2017. Continue Reading >>

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Douglas Sprei
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