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

UC–Davis Professor, Abigail Thompson, Recognized as 2020 Hero of Intellectual Freedom by ACTA

February 26, 2020 |

WASHINGTON, DC – Dr. Abigail Thompson, chair of the mathematics department at the University of California (UC)–Davis, has been recognized by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) as a Hero of Intellectual Freedom. 

Dr. Thompson has articulately challenged the University of California’s (UC) initiative to use diversity statements, in which faculty applicants detail their contributions to diversity and equity, as an initial screen to determine which candidates may progress to further review of their credentials. In addition to the inherent… Continue Reading >>

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ACTA COVID-19 Statement

March 20, 2020 by Michael Poliakoff |

The hero of Virgil’s epic masterpiece, the Aeneid, written over two millennia ago, offered his companions this comfort:

“Summon up your courage and dismiss grim fear.… 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 >>



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