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

What’s a Parent to Do?

How to Help Your Child Select the Right College
August 2017 by Anne D. Neal |

"This book will help you pry the truth out from the imagery. It will help you ask the right questions and it will make you think about what you want t do with...

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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. 4

August 2017 |

Front Page: New ACTA Guide Takes on Administrative Costs. It is widely acknowledged that a college degree is a basic prerequisite for securing good long-term employment in America. Yet, college tuition continues to rise at a rate that outpaces inflation.

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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Land of Opportunity

September 19, 2017 by Brianna Suggs

Intern Blog: Do Safe Spaces Impede Civic Discourse?

August 16, 2017 by Marissa Williams