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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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William Luther on Economics and the Liberal Arts

August 14, 2019 by Erik Gross |

William J. Luther is an assistant professor of… Continue Reading >>

The Importance the Liberal Arts Play in Civic Engagement

July 26, 2019 by Adam Horey |

A crisis has been emerging at our nation’s small liberal arts colleges. Enrollment is dwindling at most small colleges. Consequently, these schools have been forced to take on greater budget deficits.… Continue Reading >>

A Reminder of the Value of General Education

March 28, 2019 by Nathaniel Urban |

The college application process is over for most high school students. Most students see college as the next phase of their life, but with the average cost of tuition increasing by over… Continue Reading >>

Meet Kenyon College President Sean Decatur

February 27, 2019 by Erik Gross |

On our podcast, Higher Ed Now, ACTA recently interviewed Sean Decatur,… Continue Reading >>

What’s Hot in Higher Ed 2/1/19

February 1, 2019 by Erik Gross |

Hampshire College Struggles to Stay Open

Hampshire College, a small liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts, recently announced that it will be seeking a… Continue Reading >>

Chad Wellmon: How Moral Education Left the Classroom

January 28, 2019 by Erik Gross |

Chad Wellmon is a professor of German Studies at University of Virginia.… Continue Reading >>

This Week In Higher Ed 1/25

January 25, 2019 by Erik Gross |

Massachusetts Seeks to Regulate College Closures

As private colleges continue to close their doors at an alarming rate, Massachusetts is considering new regulations to provide students… Continue Reading >>

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