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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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Dear Future College Students

February 27, 2014 by Greg Lewin|

Congratulations! You’ve been accepted into college! If I may, I’d like to share some of my ideas on what it means to go to college, and how to select a college and college program that will… Continue Reading >>

Students Know Who to Blame for Student Loan Crisis

December 3, 2013 by Avi Snyder|

Here at ACTA, we often lament all the things college students don’t know. But Continue Reading >>

Anne Neal Encourages Trustees to Shape Campus Culture

October 8, 2013 by ACTA|

The federal government may be shut down, but ACTA remains as active as ever. The New York Times has just published ACTA president Anne Neal's letter to the editor encouraging trustees to take… Continue Reading >>

Trouble in the Dorms?

October 20, 2009 by David Azerrad|

With the decline of the in loco parentis role of the university beginning in the 1960s, the practice of telling students what they could and could not do disappeared from most universities. The… Continue Reading >>

Why So Low?

September 10, 2009 by Charles Mitchell|

If you're interested in graduation rates, boy, was this your week. Yesterday, for instance, The Chronicle of Higher Education featured a "Special Report" on "Making College Graduation the Priority"… Continue Reading >>

Writing Should Matter

June 19, 2009 by Evan J. O'Brien |

The Chronicle of Higher Education posted a piece yesterday, "Academic Bait and… Continue Reading >>

Warm Winds of Change in Connecticut

April 2, 2009 by Sandra E. Czelusniak|

This editorial from the Litchfield County (Connecticut) Register Citizen paints… Continue Reading >>

“Unread Monographs, Uninspired Undergrads”

March 18, 2009 by Charles Mitchell|

Today's Inside Higher Ed features an insightful story on a new study by ACTA friend Mark Bauerlein, a… Continue Reading >>

On Diversity and the Exchanging of Ideas

December 19, 2008 by Charles Mitchell|

This morning, the top story at Inside Higher Ed trumpets a study documenting that students benefit by interacting… Continue Reading >>

“Almost Like Summer Camp…”

December 1, 2008 by David Azerrad|

Today's New York Times has an article on the growing number… Continue Reading >>

A Renaissance at CUNY

September 8, 2008 by Sandra E. Czelusniak|

From the New York Times is this must-read about the Honors College… Continue Reading >>

The Higher Education Community Debates the Drinking Age

August 29, 2008 by Sandra E. Czelusniak|

Anyone following the higher education press lately has surely noticed the buzz surrounding the Amethyst Initiative, a joint statement of… Continue Reading >>

Reclaiming the Residence Halls

July 17, 2008 by Charles Mitchell|

Universities hire eminent scholars to teach students and do research—not to run dormitories. Why, then, would they have staffers, who were hired to administer student housing, come up with "curricula?"

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Making Good Decisions Requires Good Information

May 15, 2008 by ACTA|

Trustees have an obligation to act in the best interest of students, parents and taxpayers. And it's important that they have the most complete information available. It appears many of the trustees… Continue Reading >>

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The Consequences of the Government Shutdown for Higher Ed

Chronicle of Higher Education, Lindsay Ellis and Lily Jackson 

College Bloat Meets ‘The Blade’

Wall Street Journal, Tunku Varadarajan

College Trustees Must Protect Free Speech

Chronicle of Higher Education, Keith E. Whittington

Donations Keep Iowa Wesleyan Afloat

Education Dive, Natalie Schwartz

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