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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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Rating Intellectual Diversity on Campus

July 6, 2017 by Jeremy Willinger |

Increasingly over the last few years, universities have seen a rapid change in how students regard free speech and inquiry. Growing political polarization throughout the country has minimized opportunities… Continue Reading >>

Blueprints for Reform: A Q&A on ACTA’s New Guide on Cost, Efficiency and Innovation

May 5, 2017 by Kara Brounstein |

How can colleges do more with less? Bold Leadership, Real Reform 2.0: Improving Efficiency, Cutting Costs, and Expanding College Opportunity, is ACTA’s newest guide for trustees, describing… Continue Reading >>

Moving Forward on University Governance

November 5, 2014 by ACTA|

At the end of the summer, ACTA marked with great excitement the publication of Governance for a New Era:… Continue Reading >>

Publication Compulsions and the Decline of Science

October 24, 2013 by Michael Poliakoff|

The cover story of the October 19-25, 2013 issue of The Economist, “How Science Goes Wrong,” warns that scientific progress, including medical science, is gravely jeopardized by poor… Continue Reading >>

The Right Decision from Harvard

October 8, 2013 by William Gonch|

Well done, Harvard! America’s oldest university will not divest its endowment from the fossil fuel… Continue Reading >>

More on the Budget Crunch

January 17, 2013 |

The Moody’s report on universities’ parlous financial state continues to garner attention, now in the form of an extensive… Continue Reading >>

Tufts University Reverses Course, Recognizes Religious Liberty

December 11, 2012 by William Gonch|

Tufts University will “allow student faith groups to maintain religious require­ments for their leaders,” the… Continue Reading >>

Getting a Grip on the Other Type of Inflation

February 19, 2009 by David Azerrad|

On the day that we released our guide to help trustees tackle grade inflation, Continue Reading >>

Out of Sequence in Ohio

January 26, 2009 by David Azerrad|

Ohio University's student newspaper reports today on the completion of the external evaluation of OU president… Continue Reading >>

Huzzah for Mr. Hertog, an Intelligent Donor Indeed

May 19, 2008 by Charles Mitchell|

Over the weekend, the Wall Street Journal published an interview of philanthropist Roger… Continue Reading >>

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Loyola University Announces Layoffs and Retirement Reductions

The New Orleans Advocate, Jessica Williams

American Student Loan Debt in 3 Charts

New York Times, Tara Siegel Bernard and Karl Russell

University of Kansas Removes Controversial Flag-Art

Inside Higher Ed, Emma Whitford

Nonprofit Offers Resources to Encourage Study of History

Philanthropy Magazine, Leah Libresco

Tackling Grade Inflation

Education Dive, James Paterson 

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