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.

Trustees

Trustees look to ACTA for accurate, timely advice on best practices in higher education governance in order to lead their institutions in the best interest of the students, the public, and the nation.

How Much is Too Much?

Controlling Administrative Costs through Effective Oversight
July 25, 2017 by ACTA |

With recent research from the Institute for Higher Education Policy showing that college is unaffordable for as many as 70% of working- and middle-class students, concerns about college costs are...

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Bold Leadership, Real Reform 2.0

Improving Efficiency, Cutting Costs, and Expanding Opportunity
April 4, 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 college education. The latest release...

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Campus Free Speech, Academic Freedom, and the Problem of the BDS Movement

March 9, 2017 by ACTA |

Polarizing political beliefs are nothing new on campus, but the tactics employed by supporters of the BDS movement create new cause for concern, from the politicization of curricula and academic...

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What Will They Learn? 2016-17

A Survey of Core Requirements at Our Nation's Colleges and Universities
September 29, 2016 by ACTA |

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today released the seventh edition of the What Will They Learn? ratings. Early this year, in a Gallup survey of universities, nearly 100% of provosts said they...

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The Basics of Responsible Trusteeship

August 1, 2016 by ACTA's Institute for Effective Governance |

There are few positions that offer comparable challenges and rewards to those of a college trustee. As a trustee, you have the legal and fiduciary obligation to ensure the academic and financial health of...

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No U.S. History?

How College History Departments Leave the United States out of the Major
July 1, 2016 by |

Just as July 4th celebrations are set to begin, ACTA's new report, No U.S. History? How College History Departments Leave the United States out of the Major, reveals that less than 1/3 of the nations...

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A Crisis in Civic Education

January 12, 2016 by ACTA |

The Founders admonished that informed, engaged citizens would be the indispensable guardian of our liberty. ACTA’s surveys, however, administered over the past two decades, reveal that our schools—and...

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What Will They Learn? 2015-16

A Survey of Core Requirements at Our Nation's Colleges and Universities
October 5, 2015 by ACTA |

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today released the sixth edition of the What Will They Learn? ratings. At a time when 87% of employers believe that our colleges must raise the quality of...

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Bold Leadership, Real Reform

Best Practices in University Governance
February 17, 2015 by ACTA's Institute for Effective Governance |

Drawing on the experiences of universities across the country, Bold Leadership, Real Reform: Best Practices in University Governance details what works in higher education. Through an analysis of 12...

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Implementing Governance for a New Era

An Action Plan for Higher Ed Trustees
November 5, 2014 by ACTA |

Implementing Governance for a New Era is an action plan to assist college and university trustees in reforming higher education. Delivered to more than 16,000 college and university trustees in November...

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