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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House HEA Bill offers ideas that can PROSPER

December 19, 2017 |

WASHINGTON, DC —The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) today identified for special praise several initiatives of the Higher Education Act Reauthorization passed by the House Education and Workforce Committee. 

This bill would reauthorize the 1965 Higher Education Act (HEA), which hasn’t been updated since 2008.

“The Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act, takes some important steps toward reforming educational accountability,” said ACTA President Michael Poliakoff. “We are encouraged… Continue Reading >>

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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… 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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