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

University of Chicago President to Receive National Award for Commitment to Academic Freedom

May 11, 2017 |

WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) announced that University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer will receive its most prestigious award, in honor of the University’s national leadership and advocacy for free expression and academic freedom. ACTA, the leading independent nonprofit advocating for academic freedom, academic excellence, and accountability in higher education, will present President Zimmer with the 2017 Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education.

The selection, recommended by a distinguished committee of...

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ACTA Statements

Yale Alumni Deserve Open Elections—and Discourse

May 4, 2017 by Ted Eismeier |

WASHINGTON, DC (May 4, 2017) The American Council of Trustees and Alumni, a Washington-based independent higher education watchdog, released a statement supporting a petition circulated by alumni of...

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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 >>

Press Contact

Ted Eismeier
Director of Communications
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Christine Ravold
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