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

Empty State of Mind: Most New York Colleges and Universities Leave Students Underprepared

November 21, 2016 |

WASHINGTON—New York colleges and universities are leaving large numbers of graduates with significant gaps in their knowledge. Because of the weak requirements that they set, their students are ill-prepared for careers. The latest edition of the What Will They Learn? report from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) found that, of 89 colleges and universities surveyed, more than two-thirds earned a “C” or lower for allowing students to graduate without a thorough immersion in the liberal arts.

As an example, Skidmore College does not require students to take courses in...

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ACTA Praises UVA Board of Visitors’ Effort to Curb Tuition Rates

November 17, 2016 by ACTA |

WASHINGTON, DC—On Thursday, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) praised the University of Virginia Board of Visitors for pursuing options that would reduce tuition rates. UVA already...

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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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