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ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

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ACTA Named a Sunmark Foundation “Preferred Partner”!

June 29, 2015 by ACTA|

Once again, ACTA has been named a Sunmark Foundation "Preferred Partner"! This is the second consecutive year that the St. Louis-based Sunmark Foundation has partnered with ACTA. 

In recognizing… Continue Reading >>

Verifying Student Growth

June 16, 2015 by Kirkwood Palmer |

Public distrust of higher education has grown, as low educational standards are coupled with unmanageable tuition costs. The Assessment… Continue Reading >>

Purdue’s President Gets to the Bottom of Higher Ed’s High Price

May 11, 2015 by Alex McHugh|

“Higher education has to get past the ‘take our word for it’ era,” insists Purdue’s president, Mitch Daniels, in a recent Wall Street Journal Continue Reading >>

Dartmouth Takes Steps toward a Healthier Campus

April 21, 2015 by Alex McHugh|

A few weeks ago, students at Dartmouth College returned for the spring semester to a campus somewhat different from the one they left. A number of policies aimed at increasing student safety go into place… Continue Reading >>

Ruling Leaves Hope for Accreditation Reform

March 24, 2015 by Alex McHugh|

Calls for accreditation reform are gaining momentum in Washington. Just yesterday, two separate committees—the National… Continue Reading >>

Governance for a New Era Prompts Action in Nevada

March 18, 2015 by Alex McHugh|

The regents of the University of Nevada system are taking a stand for accountability, with the help of ACTA’s Getting… Continue Reading >>

Honoring an Effective Trustee: Tom McMillen Wins Outstanding Director Award

February 11, 2015 by ACTA|

The Washington Business Journal and the National Association of Corporate Directors have just announced the honorees for their Continue Reading >>

Throwing Money at an Accountability Problem

January 13, 2015 by Alex McHugh|

Last Friday, President Obama announced a proposal for a new federal subsidy… Continue Reading >>

Four-Year Degree a Fairytale, Says New Report

December 9, 2014 by Alex McHugh|

Complete College America, a non-profit organization working to improve completion (or graduation) rates at colleges and universities, has released… Continue Reading >>

AAU President: Trustees Discharging Duties Are “Major Threat”

December 8, 2014 by Alex McHugh|

In a recent video interview, AAU President Hunter Rawlings III told the Chronicle of Higher EducationContinue Reading >>

An Explosive Report on Rape: Part V

December 3, 2014 by Alex McHugh|

As we come to the end of our series on Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s Rolling Stone piece,… Continue Reading >>

An Explosive Report on Rape: Part IV

December 2, 2014 by Alex McHugh|

Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s criticism of UVA’s leadership in her recent Continue Reading >>

An Explosive Report on Rape: Part III

December 1, 2014 by Alex McHugh|

As we continue to break down the issues in Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s explosive Rolling Stone… Continue Reading >>

An Explosive Report on Rape: Part II

November 26, 2014 by Alex McHugh|

This week and next, ACTA is breaking down the issues raised by Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s explosive… Continue Reading >>

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