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.

Guides & Essays

ACTA and its Institute for Effective Governance provide information on best practices in higher education and help trustees and policymakers address practical challenges of governance.

Selecting a New President

What to do Before You Hire a Search Firm
September 2004 by ACTA's Institute for Effective Governance |

The most important job a board performs is the selection of a president. However, when a presidential vacancy occurs, boards are rarely prepared to undertake...

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Governing Public Colleges and Universities

A Trustees Perspective
April 2004 by Phyllis M. Krutsch |

80% percent of all students now attend a public college or university. So the effective governance of these institutions should be of immense concern to all...

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Any State Can!

A Model for Improving Higher Education: The Colorado Example
January 2004 by ACTA |

In 2004, Colorado—a state with which ACTA has worked for a decade—announced new accountability standards that adopted, across the board, higher ed reforms...

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Accountability in Higher Education

Governors Provide Leadership
January 2004 by ACTA |

With this new tool, ACTA is working to expand its outreach to governors nationwide on behalf of higher education reform, focusing on key issues of quality,...

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We the People

A Resource Guide to Promoting Historical Literacy for Governors, Legislators, Teachers and Citizens
July 2003 by ACTA |

On September 17, 2002, President George W. Bush announced a major initiative to restore historical and civic understanding. ACTA has prepared this resource...

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Teachers Who Can

How Informed Trustees Can Ensure Teacher Quality
January 2003 by ACTA &by Michael Poliakoff |

This step-by-step guide outlines the principles and criteria for an excellent teacher preparation program, gives examples of real-life programs that work,...

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Educating Teachers

The Best Minds Speak Out
June 2002 by ACTA &by George C. Leef |

This publication offers a collection of articles that explores the current state of teacher training in this country and suggests alternatives to the status...

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