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.

Protecting the Free Exchange of Ideas

How Trustees Can Advance Intellectual Diversity on Campus

June 2009 by ACTA’s Institute for Effective Governance

This report features ten best practices, gleaned from colleges and universities across the country, for promoting the free exchange of ideas in and out of the classroom. Since intellectual diversity is at the core of any true university education, the report commends institutions that have taken action, urges them to keep at it, and exhorts other boards to play their proper leadership role-—working, of course, with administrators, faculty, alumni, and donors-—in guaranteeing and enriching the intellectual environment on campus.