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

The Basics of Responsible Trusteeship

August 2016 by ACTA's Institute for Effective Governance |

There are few positions that offer comparable challenges and rewards to those of a college trustee. As a trustee, you have the legal and fiduciary obligation...

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Speeches & Testimony

Reclaiming Excellence

January 2016 |

Remarks by The Honorable Hank Brown—former U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, and president emeritus of the University of Colorado—upon accepting the 2015 Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education. The award was presented on October 16, 2015 at ACTA's 20th Anniversary celebration.

Newsletters

Inside Academe Vol. XXII No. 1

December 2016 |

Front Page: ATHENA Roundtable 2016: Higher Education, Academic Freedom, and Civic Responsibility. Entering its third decade of hard-charging higher education reform, ACTA brought together a group of distinguished scholars and thought leaders for its 2016 ATHENA Roundtable Conference, "Higher Education, Academic Freedom, and Civic Responsibility."

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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