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

Best in the West: Private Colleges Out-Perform Publics in Annual Survey

November 14, 2017 |

WASHINGTON, DC—There is a sharp disparity in the overall academic rigor of public and private universities in western states, according to the latest data from What Will They Learn?™, an annual curricular survey compiled by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA).

This is the ninth consecutive year ACTA has tracked general education requirements. What Will They Learn?™ evaluates the strength of college general education programs, an important proxy for academic quality. Grades are awarded on an “A” through “F” scale according to the… Continue Reading >>

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ACTA Statements

ACTA Praises Department of Education Decision to Revisit Title IX Guidance

September 7, 2017 by Christine Ravold |

WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) today praised the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to replace its current guidance on campus sexual assault and submit… 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
Director of Communications
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Christine Ravold
Program Officer, Communications
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