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.

Reports

What Will They Learn? 2017-18

October 2017 by ACTA |

The idealism of the information age has given way to serious concerns about the proliferation of misinformation, which travels faster than you can say “retweet.”… Continue Reading >>

Guides & Essays

What’s a Parent to Do?

How to Help Your Child Select the Right College
August 2017 by Anne D. Neal |

"This book will help you pry the truth out from the imagery. It will help you ask the right questions and it will make you think about what you want t do with the answers,… Continue Reading >>

Speeches & Testimony

Liberal Arts, Free Expression, and the Demosthenes-Feynman Trap

December 2017 |

Remarks by Robert J. Zimmer, president of the University of Chicago, upon accepting the 2017 Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education. The award was presented on October 20, 2017.

Newsletters

Inside Academe Vol. XXIII No. 1

November 2017 |

Front Page: ATHENA Roundtable 2017. ACTA’s 2017 ATHENA Roundtable conference, “Restoring Excellence: Ideas that Work for 21st Century College Leadership,” is our largest conference to date. The event, held on October 20 in Washington, DC, brought together innovators in higher education and leading scholars to address the continuing challenges facing campuses nationwide.

Surveys

Electoral & Economic Literacy Survey

October 2016 by ACTA |

Just in time for the 2016 general election, ACTA released a survey that shows that many Americans lack the basic knowledge they need to participate in the most… Continue Reading >>

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In Memoriam: Joseph Fulcher

October 16, 2017 by Karen Hyman