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 and Universities, written in… 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 vary significantly in terms of size, audience, and… 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. 2

February 2020 |

Front Page: Trustees Learn How to Address Alcohol and Drug Use on Campus: On November 18, 2019, 80 college presidents, trustees, and administrators from across the country gathered in Boston for Everything to Gain: How Higher Education Leadership Can Confront Campus Substance Use and Enable Student Success.

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 contribute significantly to the problem by chipping away… Continue Reading >>

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COVID-19 and Higher Education: A Reading List

April 9, 2020 by Erik Gross

Five Dystopian Novels for Quarantine

April 3, 2020 by Nathaniel Urban