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

ACTA Senior Fellow Reappointed to Accreditation Advisory Committee

February 21, 2017 |

WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) today announced that Senior Fellow and former President Anne D. Neal has been reappointed to the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI). This advisory committee recommends to the Department of Education which accreditors should be authorized to serve as gatekeepers of federal education funding. Senator Mitch McConnell, Senate majority leader, made the appointment.

This is Neal’s third term on the Committee, serving first from 2007–2008, and most recently from 2010–2016. Since her first...

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Higher Ed Reform Group Defends Alabama Policymakers as Accreditor Meddles with University Governance

Poliakoff: Accreditors should focus on academic quality, not amateur politics
January 27, 2017 by Ted Eismeier |

WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni—an advocacy organization which has long urged stronger oversight and accountability in higher education—criticized the decision by the...

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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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