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’s Michael Poliakoff in The Wall Street Journal

March 31, 2015 |

Vice President of Policy Michael Poliakoff’s letter to the editor was published in today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal. Poliakoff reminds readers that college professors and deans are simply unable to handle sexual assault cases with the professional expertise and judgment they require. “The heavy burden—and

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ACTA Cited in Senate White Paper

March 23, 2015 |

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, chairman of the Senate education committee, today released a several white papers for public comment. One of the papers, Higher Education Accreditation: Concepts and Proposals, cited information from ACTA’s Can College Accreditation Live Up to Its Promise?. ACTA believes the current system

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Class on Friday: Flower Power

March 27, 2015 by ACTA |

Since so many colleges and universities treat Friday like the weekend, ACTA has taken up the mantle of end-of-the-week education. Friday classes may be a thing of the past, but each Friday afternoon we'll put together a quiz to keep your mind working! If there's a topic you'd like to see in the...

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Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize Promotes Military History

March 26, 2015 by Alex McHugh |

Founded last year to support the study of military history, the second annual Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History was, on Monday, awarded to Alexander Watson for his book Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I. In the widely-popular book, Watson takes a fresh approach...

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