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: A Call to Do….Something

August 1, 2014 by ACTA |

A new Senate bill aimed at sexual assault leaves some institutions unclear on what exactly they're required to do.

One thing that is clear: the bill isn't concerned about the rights of the accused.

Post tenure review, another exercise in "self regulation"? 

Corruption and scandal in student...

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Higher Ed News Roundup: Colleges Aren’t Courts

July 31, 2014 by ACTA |

Anne Neal has been explaining to the media that campus bureacrats are ill-equipped to handle sexual assault cases. Check out her thought in the New York Times, the Huffington Post, and Bloomberg Businessweek!

ACTA's Avi Snyder weighs in on the campus sexual assault debate over at NRO.

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