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.

  • Fund for Academic Renewal

  • Higher Ed Now

Our Initiatives:

ACTA initiatives promote academic quality, affordability, and cost effectiveness in higher education.

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ACTA Tells Accreditors to Stay out of State Politics

February 14, 2017 |

ACTA Senior Fellow Anne Neal writes in The Hill about how accountable college accreditors are spending their time playing politics instead of holding colleges accountable. Instead of ensuring educational quality, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) has used its power to meddle in university and

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ACTA Reminds Colleges That Academics Come First

January 15, 2017 |

ACTA emerged as a voice of reason during college bowl season and the College Football Playoff National Championship. In fact, U.S. News and World Report published an original op-ed by President Dr. Michael Poliakoff and Research Associate/Editor Alexis Zhang about the costs colleges incur in the pursuit of on-field

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What Will They Learn? 2016-17

September 2016 by ACTA |

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today released the seventh edition of the What Will They Learn? ratings. Early this year, in a Gallup survey of universities,...

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Lessons in University Leadership with Stephen Trachtenberg

February 2017 by Christine Ravold |

Sit down for this exclusive interview with George Washington University President Emeritus Stephen Joel Trachtenberg. From working with individual trustees and...

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ACTA'S BLOG: THE FORUM
A TOWN SQUARE FOR HIGHER ED

In Memoriam: Michael Novak, 1933–2017

February 17, 2017 by Ken Kolson

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