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? 2018-19

September 2018 by ACTA |

In this 10th edition of its flagship annual survey of college general education curricula, What Will They Learn?, ACTA shines a light on the wide disparity… 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. XIII No. 3

May 2018 |

Front Page: Mitch Daniels Wins 2018 Merrill Award. ACTA’s Merrill Award Selection Committee has announced the winner of the 2018 Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education: former Governor of Indiana and current Purdue University President Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr.

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

Examining the Value of Literature

September 19, 2018 by Nathaniel Urban

In Memoriam: Roger Beckett

September 17, 2018 by Doug Sprei

In Memoriam: Senator John McCain

September 4, 2018 by Michael Poliakoff