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.

Newsletters

Inside Academe is ACTA's quarterly newsletter with updates on ACTA's key accomplishments throughout the year, including success stories of colleges and universities that take positive steps to improve academic quality and increase higher education affordability.

Inside Aademe Vol. XV No. 2

February 2010 |

Front Page: Report Card Opens Doors in Minnesota. ACTA releases At a Crossroads: A Report Card on Public Higher Education in Minnesota, and ACTA staff members are featured on Governor Tim Pawlenty's radio program.

Inside Academe Vol. XV No. 1

November 2009 |

Front Page: What Will They Learn?TM Project Makes a Splash. ACTA launches a new college guide website that, unlike all the other rankings, grades universities on education and not reputation.

Inside Academe Vol. XIV No. 4

August 2009 |

Front Page: Prominent Colleges Take Steps on Intellectual Diversity. ACTA releases its trustee guide Protecting the Free Exchange of Ideas, detailing best practices for promoting intellectual diversity and commending institutions that have taken these steps.

Inside Academe Vol. XIV No. 2-3

February 2009 |

Front Page: Wall Street Journal Spotlights Donor Intent. ACTA and supporter Diana Davis Spencer are highlighted in the Journal. The article describes how financially strapped colleges are scrambling for assets and subverting donor intent by diverting funds from endowments reserved for specific purposes.

Inside Academe Vol. XIV No. 1

November 2008 |

Front Page: Academic Excellence and the Financial Crisis. ACTA surveys the core requirements at 100 colleges and universities and finds that only one, the University of Alaska at Anchorage, requires its students to take an economics class.

Inside Academe Vol. XIII No. 3-4

May 2008 |

Front Page: Bradley Project Puts Focus on American Identity. ACTA reports on the release of E Pluribus Unum, a report by the Bradley Foundation and coordinated by ACTA on issues central to ACTA's mission—civic education and the teaching of American history.

Inside Academe Vol. XIII No. 2

February 2008 |

Front Page: Shining the Light in Georgia. ACTA releases its state report on Georgia's public university system.

Inside Academe Vol. XIII No. 1

November 2007 |

Front Page: Trustees Do Their Job in the Show-Me State. ACTA reports on intellecutal diversity issues at institutions in Missouri and across the nation.

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