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.

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Give like Beyoncé—Or Better!

May 19, 2017 by Christine Ravold|

Beyoncé’s recently announced Formation Scholars program signals a new trend in philanthropy. Instead of just writing… Continue Reading >>

Free Tuition Won’t Cure What Ails Higher Education

May 10, 2017 by Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill|

So Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “free” college tuition plan—the Excelsior Scholarship—is now reality. While the fanfare has died down, New Yorkers and policy watchers across the country… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Leaders Join Drs. Robert George and Cornel West in Defending Free Expression

April 7, 2017 by Christine Ravold|

When Middlebury College greeted Charles Murray, a prominent political scientist and the American Enterprise Institute’s W.H. Brady Scholar, with disruptive… Continue Reading >>

Preventing the Next Middlebury

March 21, 2017 by Ted Eismeier |

Threats to free speech have been all over the news in the world of higher education. Disinvitations, no-platforming and shouting down speakers have become all too frequent, a tragic “new normal”… Continue Reading >>

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