ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.
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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 >>
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… Continue Reading >>
When ACTA learned Goucher College was planning harmful changes to its general education curriculum, we sprang into action. Director of Curricular Improvement and Academic Outreach Eric Bledsoe published an op-ed in the Continue Reading >>
Today, ACTA expanded its services to higher education donors. This expansion will allow ACTA to better aid donors in making transformative gifts to improve higher education. Through a generous gift from the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation,… Continue Reading >>
You can now watch all of the remarks from the presentation of the 2016 Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education. Hear Senator John McCain, AEI Resident Scholar Christina Hoff Sommers, former World Bank… Continue Reading >>