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

Accreditation on the Edge

October 2018 |

In this recent publication from John Hopkins University Press, authors Susan D. Phillips and Kevin Kinser brought "together the expertise of different stakeholders to illustrate… Continue Reading >>

Guides & Essays

Building a Culture of Free Expression on the American College Campus

Challenges & Solutions
April 2018 by Joyce Lee Malcolm |

Higher education continues to grapple with issues surrounding free expression within the academy—and the actions that protect or degrade it. From colleges and universities… 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. 4

August 2018 by ACTA |

Front Page: Better Angels Counters Polarization on Campus. As the Washington Post reported earlier this year, political scientists from several universities found that great numbers of Americans "dehumanize" those who oppose their political views.

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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