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? 2019-2020

September 2019 by ACTA |

In this 11th edition of its flagship annual survey of college general education curricula, What Will They Learn?, ACTA shines a light on the wide disparity… 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… Continue Reading >>

Speeches & Testimony

The Centre Cannot Hold

Reclaiming the Ethics of Higher Learning
November 2018 |

Remarks by Paul S. Levy, former University of Pennsylvania trustee, upon accepting the 2018 Jerry L. Martin Prize for Excellence in College Trusteeship. The award was presented on October 12, 2018.

Newsletters

Inside Academe Vol. XXIV No. 4

September 2019 by ACTA |

Front Page: ACTA Testifies in South Dakota on Free Speech Law. In March, the South Dakota Legislature passed a new law that requires its six public universities to promote intellectual diversity and report on their progress.

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… Continue Reading >>

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ACTA'S BLOG:
THE FORUM

In Memoriam: David Koch

August 23, 2019 by Michael Poliakoff