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.

Getting Back to First Principles

2009 Annual Report

March 2010 by ACTA

In the words of award-winning historian Richard Norton Smith: “In a very real sense, ACTA sticks its neck out every time it insists that core curricula require a core, and that diplomas should be worth more than the paper on which they are printed.”  ACTA’s 2009 Annual Report highlights our efforts to bring higher education back to its foundations of academic freedom, academic excellence, and accountability—including the launch of the What Will They Learn? project.