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.

Higher Ed News Roundup: Trustees Should Take Control

September 8, 2014 by ACTA

ACTA's scholar-in-residence Clara Lovett calls on trustees to reclaim their responsibility for administrative hiring from the search firms that now drive the process. 

How standardized tests could cure what ails the Ivy League. Or, an academic institution should be focused on academics.

As the controversy over Steven Salaita continues, K.C. Johnson notes that erring on the side of academic freedom also forces universities to better vet their hires to the benefit of all involved.

The Pope Center presents five reforms for the University of North Carolina that all universities should consider.

U.C. Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks gets it so wrong on free speech, it's hard to believe he wasn't kidding.

Professors are abandoning their core function in universities—teaching.

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