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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.

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This Week in Higher Ed 12/14

December 14, 2018 by Erik Gross |
Temple University Decides Not to Discipline Professor Marc Lamont Hill In a talk before the United Nations, Marc Lamont Hill, professor of media studies at Temple University, spoke in favor of Palestinian rights,… Continue Reading >>

Liberal Education and the Examined Life

December 10, 2018 by Erik Gross |
Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending a panel discussion at American University’s School of Public Affairs titled “The Importance of a Liberal Education.” The panel included Cornel… Continue Reading >>

This Week in Higher Ed 12/7

December 7, 2018 by Erik Gross |
Trustees Shirk Commitment to Academic Freedom In an article for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Keith Whittington, professor of politics at Princeton University, discusses how college trustees need to rise… Continue Reading >>

Test Your Knowledge: American Government

December 6, 2018 by Elliott Cole |
How much do you know about our system of government? Take this quick civics quiz to find out! It takes only 2 minutes, is completely anonymous, and doesn't require your email address or other… Continue Reading >>

Bang for Your Buck: Florida State University

December 5, 2018 by Nathaniel Urban |
Florida State University (FSU) is located on the oldest continuous site of higher education in the state of Florida. The university features over 110 facilities, institutes, and labs and offers over 360 programs… Continue Reading >>

Drew University Bets the House on New Degree Programs

December 5, 2018 by Erik Gross |
Drew University recently announced an unconventional approach to solving its budgetary woes. The University plans to expand program offerings, and then trim operational costs and faculty benefits. The University… Continue Reading >>

This Week in Higher Ed 11/30

November 30, 2018 by Erik Gross |
University of Maryland—College Park Still Under Review By Accreditor The University of Maryland’s (UMD) accreditation is under review following last month’s turmoil. The oversight agency responsible… Continue Reading >>

A Lesson in the Need for Transparency, Accountability, and Solidarity

November 28, 2018 by Erik Gross |
A faculty vote of no confidence against a college president is a common enough event; sometimes there is more pique than substance. But there are some significant issues at the University of the Pacific. Following… Continue Reading >>

Bang for Your Buck: Georgia Southern University

November 27, 2018 by Nathaniel Urban |
Georgia Southern University is a public research university and the largest center of higher education in the southern half of Georgia. The university has a diverse student population that includes students… Continue Reading >>

University of Minnesota Presidential Search Lacks Transparency, Creativity

November 16, 2018 by Erik Gross |
The University of Minnesota’s ongoing search for a new president has been the subject of media scrutiny ranging from concerns about transparency, its reliance on a search firm and a search committee that… Continue Reading >>

This Week in Higher Ed 11/16

November 16, 2018 by Erik Gross |
International Student Enrollment Declines for Second Consecutive Year A new report by the Institute of International Education found that U.S. enrollment of international students has declined for the second… Continue Reading >>

Bang for Your Buck: Southwest Baptist University

November 13, 2018 by Nathaniel Urban |
Southwest Baptist University has been named one of the nation’s Best Private Colleges for Minimizing Student Debt by LendEDU and prides itself on receiving an “A” rating from ACTA’s… Continue Reading >>

In Memoriam: Herbert I. London

November 12, 2018 by Michael Poliakoff |
ACTA mourns the loss of Herbert I. London (1939–2018), renowned as a thought leader, author, teacher, scholar, and longtime friend. Originally from the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, Dr.… Continue Reading >>

This Week in Higher Ed 11/9

November 9, 2018 by Erik Gross |
Iowa Wesleyan University Announces Potential Closure Iowa Wesleyan University, founded in 1842, recently announced that this may be its last semester of operation, citing financial shortfalls. The University… Continue Reading >>

Corporate Partnerships and Accessible College Aid Solutions

November 7, 2018 by Erik Gross |
Arizona State University (ASU) recently announced exciting plans to partner with Uber to offer free online degrees to Uber drivers that meet certain longevity requirements. The program is an expansion of ASU’s… Continue Reading >>
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