ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.
Today ACTA issued an action plan designed to assist more than 16,000 college and university trustees in reforming higher education. The plan asks the questions all trustees must address in order to measure and improve their institution’s effectiveness. The action plan covers topics that include the disinvitation ofContinue Reading >>
ACTA applauds the governing board of the University System of Maryland for unanimously approving a landmark policy that ties compensation of athletic coaches to academic standards. The policy—which ties bonuses to how well students perform inside the classroom—is a timely reminder to coaches and athletic directorsContinue Reading >>
ACTA’s sixth edition highlights the disconnect between perception and reality at America's colleges and universities.Continue Reading >>
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...Continue Reading >>
The conversation surrounding campus sexual assault has featured many perspectives and a correspondingly diverse set of solutions. In this past weekend’s New York Times, Jed Rubenfeld offers a potential explanation for one of the central disagreements: while we all agree that better sexual assault...Continue Reading >>