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

Momentum

March 2018 by ACTA |

ACTA has gone from strength to strength in advancing our mission to ensure that American higher education is the finest in the world. We have led schools, from coast to… Continue Reading >>

Guides & Essays

Building a Culture of Free Expression on the American College Campus

Challenges & Solutions
April 2018 by Joyce Lee Malcolm |

Higher education continues to grapple with issues surrounding free expression within the academy—and the actions that protect or degrade it. From colleges and universities… 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. 2

March 2018 |

Front Page: A Conversation with President Carlos Campo. ACTA has worked tirelessly to urge colleges and universities to safeguard freedom of speech on their campuses. The opportunity to express ideas freely and to engage in different ways of thinking helps develop the capacities at the heart of a comprehensive liberal arts education and a successful work-life.

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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ACTA'S BLOG:
THE FORUM

Boilermakers Aren’t Made for Tribes

May 23, 2018 by Doug Sprei

The Blind Leading the Sighted

May 16, 2018 by Doug Sprei