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

Southern Exposure

February 2020 by ACTA |

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni’s 12th state higher education report Southern Exposure: A Look at Mississippi’s Public Colleges… Continue Reading >>

Guides & Essays

Asking Questions, Getting Answers

A Guide for Higher Ed Trustees
May 2019 by ACTA’s Institute for Effective Governance |

This guide, updated in 2019, outlines some of the key questions trustees should ask regarding the academic and financial operations of their institutions. Institutions… Continue Reading >>

Speeches & Testimony

University Culture Must Change—

And That Change Must Start at the Top
December 2019 |

Wallace Hall, Regent at the University of Texas, courageously flagged admissions corruption and malfeasance in the system as far back as 2011. He faced scathing criticism and censure before being fully vindicated years later. Read his remarks in accepting ACTA's Jerry L. Martin Prize for Excellence in College Trusteeship on October 17, 2019.

Newsletters

Inside Academe Vol. XXV No. 1

November 2019 |

Front Page: What Happens at College Doesn't Stay at College. 2019 ATHENA Roundtable: The Current Campus and Its Impact on Society. ACTA's 2019 ATHENA Roundtable was a great success, bringing together a dynamic group of expert panalists and 100+ college leaders, trustees, students, and alumni to share ideas and aspirations for the future of higher education.

Surveys

America’s Knowledge Crisis

A Survey of Civic Literacy
September 2019 by ACTA |

A new survey commissioned by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni sheds a bright light on our nation's civic knowledge crisis. Colleges and universities… Continue Reading >>

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ACTA'S BLOG:
THE FORUM

The Definition of a Liberal Arts Education

February 12, 2020 by Nathaniel Urban

In Memoriam: Clayton Christensen

January 29, 2020 by Michael Poliakoff