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.

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Report Card: Illinois Colleges and Universities Earn Low Marks for Liberal Arts Requirements

December 9, 2016 |

WASHINGTON, DC—Illinois colleges and universities are leaving large numbers of graduates with significant gaps in their knowledge and career preparation because of their weak curricular requirements, according to the latest edition of What Will They Learn? from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA).

Of 43 public and private colleges and universities surveyed, liberal arts programs in the Land of Lincoln returned dismal results: More than three-quarters earned a “C” or lower for allowing students to graduate without a thorough immersion in the liberal arts. Now in its 8th... Continue Reading >>

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Higher Ed Watchdog Criticizes Colby-Sawyer College’s Decision to Cut English and Philosophy Majors

Eliminating core liberal arts instruction is no way to prepare students for careers
January 18, 2017 by Ted Eismeier |

WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni—a higher education reform organization which has long advocated for high academic standards and rigorous core requirements at America’s...

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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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