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 Releases 2014-2015 What Will They Learn? Ratings

October 15, 2014 |

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today released the 2014-2015 What Will They Learn?TM ratings. The study of the curricula of 1,098 colleges and universities across the country found that just 18% of colleges nationwide require even a single foundational course in American history; only 13% require

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Anne Neal’s Statement on George Will’s Disinvitation

October 7, 2014 |

George Will may enjoy a newspaper circulation in the millions for his columns, but he is now the latest victim in a series of speakers whose ideas have been banished from campus. Why? Someone might find their opinions offensive.

Colleges should be a place of vigorous debate and discussion—where ideas are

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What Are Students Learning? Sadly, Not Much …

October 15, 2014 by ACTA |

What are students getting from America’s colleges and universities for the tens of thousands of dollars they are paying in tuition? Certainly not a real liberal arts education.

Today, ACTA released the latest edition of our annual What Will They Learn?™ study, and we found that, despite their...

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A Triumph of Diversity?

October 10, 2014 by Alex McHugh |

Calls for increased diversity are being heard on many campuses and administrators are, for the most part, bending over backwards to meet these demands. But as they rush to give students what they ask for, they should take a good hard look at what’s being trampled underfoot—it may be that...

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ATHENA Roundtable 2014

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