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

Inflection Point

March 2019 |

The good news is that America is awake to the urgent need for transformative change in higher education. We are at a turning point: ACTA’s admonitions to make a college… Continue Reading >>

Guides & Essays

Guarding the Freedom to Speak, Freedom to Hear

A Guide for Higher Education Trustees
October 2018 by Joyce Lee Malcolm |

ACTA's new guide for higher education trustees, Guarding the Freedom to Speak, Freedom to Hear by Professor Joyce Lee Malcolm of the Antonin Scalia Law… Continue Reading >>

Speeches & Testimony

Re-liberalizing the Liberal Arts

November 2018 |

Remarks by Mitchell E. Daniels,Jr., president of Purdue University, upon accepting the 2018 Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education. The award was presented on October 12, 2018.

Newsletters

Inside Academe Vol. XXIV No. 2

February 2019 by ACTA |

Front Page: ACTA Launches a Dynamic New Website for Trustees. College debt is placing a crushing burden on students and their families and continues to rise at an unsustainable rate, causing many concerned Americans to ask, “How are colleges spending their money?” At a public launch held at the National Press Club on January 30, ACTA released a new website that answers this question and empowers university leadership with the tools they need to ensure they are using their funds wisely and effectively.

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… Continue Reading >>

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What’s Hot in Higher Ed 4/12/19

April 12, 2019 by Erik Gross