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ACTA President Michael Poliakoff responded to a recent article that disputed the claims of a campus crisis. A 2016 Gallup survey revealed that over 25% of college students believe that censoring speech is appropriate if the views “are… Continue Reading >>
The House Education and Workforce Committee’s new Higher Education Act Reauthorization adopts several important policies that ACTA believes may increase academic accountability. ACTA President Dr. Michael Poliakoff offered his thoughts… Continue Reading >>
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced today that the U.S. Department of Education would replace the Department's current guidance on campus sexual assault. Under the "Dear Colleague Letter," campus investigations of sexual misconduct… Continue Reading >>
In the wake of protests that shook the country in Charlottesville, Virginia, ACTA President Michael Poliakoff issued a statement condemning white supremacists and violence, while holding fast to the principle of academic freedom. In trying… Continue Reading >>
How Much is Too Much? Controlling Administrative Costs through Effective Oversight, ACTA’s newest trustee guide, takes a fresh look at spending levels and priorities on college campuses. Using Department of Education data from… Continue Reading >>
University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer will receive the 13th annual Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education. President Zimmer is one of the nation’s leading champions of academic… Continue Reading >>
Bold Leadership, Real Reform 2.0: Improving Efficiency, Cutting Costs, and Expanding College Opportunity is ACTA’s newest guide for university trustees. Trustees will find featured Blueprints for Reform from colleges across… Continue Reading >>
In response to recent events at Claremont McKenna College (CMC), ACTA reached out to the college's board of trustees, calling on them to take additional… Continue Reading >>
Campus Free Speech, Academic Freedom, and the Problem of the BDS Movement is ACTA’s latest report for trustees. The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement—an international political campaign to pressure institutions… Continue Reading >>