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.

ACTA releases to trustees an Action Plan for crucial higher ed reform.

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

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ACTA President Anne Neal’s Statement on President Obama’s Community College Initiative

January 20, 2015 |

President Obama rightly recognizes that the cost of a college education is getting out of control—but the solution lies with innovation and not costly federal programs. By the government’s own measure, only one in five degree-seeking students enrolled in a two-year associate degree program graduates within three

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In Memoriam: Herman Badillo

December 4, 2014 |

Those who knew Herman Badillo remember that he walked tall and won distinction for his unyielding pursuit of truth and justice and his unending search for the policies and programs that would fulfill the promise of American life to its citizens. Born in Puerto Rico and orphaned at the age of five, he won high honors

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A TOWN SQUARE FOR HIGHER ED

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Class on Friday: The Great American Novel

January 23, 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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A Modest Alternative

January 21, 2015 by Alex McHugh |

The Center for American Progress’ (CAP) recent report “A Great Recession, a Great Retreat” makes a case for increased state funding for higher education. The basis for this recommendation is that state disinvestment has driven up the price of tuition, and this is undoubtedly true. Whether it is...

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