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? 2016-17

September 2016 by ACTA |

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today released the seventh edition of the What Will They Learn? ratings. Early this year, in a Gallup survey of universities,...

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Guides & Essays

Bold Leadership, Real Reform 2.0

Improving Efficiency, Cutting Costs, and Expanding Opportunity
May 2017 by ACTA |

Trustees face complex choices related to costs and efficiency as they navigate new accountability policies, financial headwinds, and a changing global...

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Speeches & Testimony

Preserving the Values of the West / The Decline and Fall of History

March 2017 |

Remarks by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a fellow of the Future of Democracy Project at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and founder of the AHA Foundation, and Niall Ferguson, senior fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a senior fellow of the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, upon accepting the 2016 Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education. The award was presented on October 28, 2016.

Newsletters

Inside Academe Vol. XXII No. 2

March 2017 |

Front Page: An Agenda for Trustees in 2017: For more than two decades, ACTA has been the go-to resource for college and university trustees, as they work to address issues of cost, quality, and oversight."

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...

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