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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New Study Finds Troubling Lack of Historical Knowledge Among Americans

September 17, 2014 |

A new survey commissioned by ACTA finds 39% of Americans don’t know Franklin D. Roosevelt was president during World War II and 59% don’t know Theodore Roosevelt had a role in the construction of the Panama Canal. The survey is released as Ken Burns’ documentary “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” premieres and

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Statement on US News & World Report Annual College Rankings

September 9, 2014 |

Students and parents need a resource that peels away reputation to find out what’s really going on in the classroom. They need facts about the academic expectations of the college they will choose. While the U.S. News & World Report rankings get much attention each year, they lack a great deal of information crucial

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The Costs of the Campus Building Boom Come Home to Roost at VSU

September 22, 2014 by Alex McHugh |

Virginia State University (VSU) was the first fully-public historically black university in the United States. It would a terrible shame to see such a historically important university disappear from the Commonwealth. Yet, thanks to budget woes, the future does not look bright for VSU. 

The...

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Higher Ed News Roundup: Questioning Statistics on Sexual Assault

September 22, 2014 by ACTA |

Time Magazine breaks down the sexual assault statistics that are driving the national discussion on campus safety. 

Test score requirements and other common-sense admissions standards are dropping like flies. Yet another school has gone test-optional.

Cornell's president calls for balanced...

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Upcoming Events

Sep
22

Heritage Foundation Higher Education Reform Panel

The Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC
Nov
7

ATHENA Roundtable 2014

Italian Academy, Columbia University, New York, NY