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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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Good for GWU

May 29, 2007 by ACTA|

College and university trustees are often reluctant to take an assertive role when it comes to ensuring educational excellence. The conventional wisdom in governance circles is that questions of academic… Continue Reading >>

Victory for Accountability at Dartmouth

May 21, 2007 by ACTA|

Accountability is the wave of higher education's future. And alumni have a pivotal role to play in shaping that future. Dartmouth is a hot spot in this regard: Recent years have seen several dark-horse… Continue Reading >>

French on Finkelstein

April 4, 2007 by ACTA|

Writing at Phi Beta Cons, David French echoes the Continue Reading >>

Casual Academic Labor

March 28, 2007 by ACTA|

It's all well and good to debate the merits—and demerits—of the academic tenure system,… Continue Reading >>

Hank Brown on Accountability

March 26, 2007 by ACTA|

University of Colorado president Hank Brown says the magic words:

It is imperative that we in higher education… Continue Reading >>

Quote of the Day

March 25, 2007 by ACTA|

From Federal Dog, who commented on this post:

By far, the most important education reform possible… Continue Reading >>

Accountability Pays Off

March 17, 2007 by ACTA|

ACTA has long recommended that, as a basic measure of accountability, colleges and universities actually look into the scholarly background of those they are considering hiring. It's amazing how often… Continue Reading >>

A Debatable Feast

March 11, 2007 by ACTA|

Last fall, the Chronicle of Higher Education staged a meeting of two of academe's most vocal—and opposed—critics: David Horowitz and Michael Berube. This blog Continue Reading >>

Case Studies in Accountability

March 6, 2007 by ACTA|

Academic insiders often meet ACTA's calls for accountability with strong resistance, arguing that academe can mind itself, that it should not have to answer to the public, and that accountability of… Continue Reading >>

Accountability in Ohio

February 13, 2007 by ACTA|

Ohio is looking for ways to improve accountability in higher education, starting… Continue Reading >>

Those Who Have to, Teach

January 25, 2007 by ACTA|

A panel of tenured Harvard professors has issued a report calling for systemwide measures that will improve the overall quality… Continue Reading >>

Tenure, Transparency, Corruption

December 12, 2006 by ACTA|

Tenured Radical has written a post that outlines in lurid detail both how the tenure process… Continue Reading >>

Knowing What We Need to Know

September 22, 2006 by ACTA|

A provocative op-ed by William Bennett and Rod Paige in yesterday's Washington PostContinue Reading >>

Arguing by Degrees

September 16, 2006 by ACTA|

The New York Times sounds a bit like ACTA this morning: "Unless America renews its commitment to… Continue Reading >>

Ostriches at UNH

September 15, 2006 by ACTA|

The University of New Hampshire has rejected ACTA's suggestion that it conduct a thorough… Continue Reading >>

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