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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Statement from ACTA President Anne Neal on Action Taken by Maryland Board of Regents

October 27, 2014 |

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 directors

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Anne Neal’s Statement on UNC Academic Fraud Investigation

October 24, 2014 |

The findings of Kenneth L. Wainstein’s report investigating academic fraud at the University of North Carolina are outrageous, but hardly surprising. The extensive and systematic fraud perpetrated by professors and administrators grew out of a long-standing culture at far too many universities in which

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Addressing the Sickness, Not the Symptoms

October 29, 2014 by Alex McHugh |

Around academe, people are feigning shock. How else to respond to the scandal at UNC-Chapel Hill? Such blatant disregard for academic standards, for student learning outcomes, and for basic integrity should be shocking. If suspected, it should have been rigorously pursued and ended. But it...

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Perpetuating the Enrollment Crisis

October 28, 2014 by Alex McHugh |

Earlier this month, the Chronicle of Higher Education released a survey of some 368 small private colleges showing that many were struggling to meet their enrollment targets. The decrease was expected, but has become a focal point for worried administrators. Or, as Paul D. Lack, vice president...

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Upcoming Events

Nov
7

ATHENA Roundtable 2014

Italian Academy, Columbia University, New York, NY
Nov
13

The Federalist Society's National Lawyer's Convention

The Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC