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

Momentum

March 2018 by ACTA |

ACTA has gone from strength to strength in advancing our mission to ensure that American higher education is the finest in the world. We have led schools, from coast to… Continue Reading >>

Guides & Essays

Campus Intolerance, Then & Now

The Influence of Marcusian Ideology
March 2018 by Guenter Lewy |

Freedom of expression is imperiled on today’s college campuses. Citizens and educators alike are concerned about the number of shout-downs and disinvitations and… Continue Reading >>

Speeches & Testimony

Liberal Arts, Free Expression, and the Demosthenes-Feynman Trap

December 2017 |

Remarks by Robert J. Zimmer, president of the University of Chicago, upon accepting the 2017 Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education. The award was presented on October 20, 2017.

Newsletters

Inside Academe Vol. XXIII No. 2

March 2018 |

Front Page: A Conversation with President Carlos Campo. ACTA has worked tirelessly to urge colleges and universities to safeguard freedom of speech on their campuses. The opportunity to express ideas freely and to engage in different ways of thinking helps develop the capacities at the heart of a comprehensive liberal arts education and a successful work-life.

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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ACTA'S BLOG:
THE FORUM

In Memoriam: Robert H. Malott

April 17, 2018 by Michael Poliakoff

In Memoriam: Eugene M. Grant

April 17, 2018 by Michael Poliakoff

A Respectful Collision of Ideas

April 12, 2018 by Doug Sprei and Elliott Cole