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

Survey: Weak Course Requirements the Norm at Most Liberal Arts Programs Nationwide

September 29, 2016 |

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) today released the 8th edition of its signature What Will They Learn? report, which found that the majority of colleges have inadequate core curricula. Of the 1,100 colleges and universities surveyed, two-thirds earn a “C” or lower for their general education requirements, leaving large numbers of graduates with significant gaps in their knowledge and ill-prepared for their careers.

The What Will They Learn?TM project evaluates the strength of core curricula at every major undergraduate college and university in the U.S. based on the...

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ACTA Statements

ACTA Raises Concern Over Restricting Trustee Speech and Debate

Penn State’s Board “Expectations” Suggest a Chilling Effect on Free Speech and Oversight
September 16, 2016 by ACTA |

WASHINGTON, DC— The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) today expressed concern about Pennsylvania State University’s Board of Trustees’ vote to discourage its members from expressing...

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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 >>

Kenneth Kolson, Vice President of Policy and Programs

Dr. Kolson joined ACTA in July 2016. He previously served as director of the Washington Academic Internship Program for the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University. Continue Reading >>

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