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

Academic Standards Weak According to Annual College Survey

October 17, 2017 |

WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) released today its ninth annual survey of college general education curricula, What Will They Learn?, spotlighting the urgent need for colleges and universities to strengthen their academic standards. Experts maintain that if the United States is going to maintain economic progress and an engaged citizenry, then higher education must address widespread issues in curricular quality.

What Will They Learn?™ surveys over 1,100 public and private colleges and universities across the country to determine the rigor of each school’s...

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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 new...

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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 >>

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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Christine Ravold
Program Officer, Communications
Email Christine
202.467.6787
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