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

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ACTA files amicus brief challenging constitutionality of accreditors’ actions

July 17, 2014 |

ACTA today filed an amicus brief in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals highlighting concerns about the unconstitutional delegation of unchecked power to accrediting agencies, which are private organizations composed largely of education industry stakeholders. ACTA argues that delegation to a private party with

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Leading the conversation on governance

July 9, 2014 |

ACTA has taken to the pages of the Wall Street Journal, Houston Chronicle and Austin American-Statesman as the voice of responsible governance in the ongoing story at the University of Texas. In a statement, ACTA president Anne Neal defended the decision to seek the removal of a president when he and the board are

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THE FORUM
A TOWN SQUARE FOR HIGHER ED

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Higher Ed News Roundup: College Rankings Shake-Up

July 28, 2014 by ACTA |

What's the best way to rank colleges? Affordability may be today's favorite metric.

Should those outside the Ivory Tower take plagarism more seriously? 

Another suggestion for saving the humanities. Shutter the business schools

Do you really need a four-year degree to succeed?

Some more...

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Higher Ed News Roundup: Can We Fix It?

July 25, 2014 by ACTA |

Senators say states are on the hook for fixing higher ed.

Taxation and regulation of profitable programs at non-profit schools takes aim at tuition, but misses the target.

Could the SCORE Act bring transparency to the NCAA

Virginia is taking steps to make online education smoother.

The...

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