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

Bold Leadership, Real Reform 2.0

April 2017 by ACTA |

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

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Guides & Essays

How Much is Too Much?

Controlling Administrative Costs through Effective Oversight
July 2017 by ACTA |

With recent research from the Institute for Higher Education Policy showing that college is unaffordable for as many as 70% of working- and middle-class...

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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. 3

May 2017 |

Front Page: Robert J. Zimmer Wins Merrill Award. When ACTA friends and supporters convene in October for the ATHENA Roundtable conference, ACTA will present the 2017 Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education to Robert J. Zimmer, president of the University of Chicago.

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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