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 is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

  • 10 Things Everyone Should Know About American History. ACTA releases a new publication by Professor Allen Guelzo.

  • Poster for the Merrill Award Speech held in October 2019. Text reads

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

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Paideia Times Examines COVID-19 for Spring Edition

May 11, 2020 |
The Paideia Times, a news quarterly for higher education trustees, has released its Spring 2020 edition, which focuses largely on COVID-19's impact on higher education. The publication brings informative views and insights to bear, in order to help trustees… Continue Reading >>

John Ellis: The Breakdown of Higher Education

May 8, 2020 |
ACTA's Michael Poliakoff explores the erosion of academic freedom in the academy with John M. Ellis, professor emeritus at University of California-Santa Cruz, and the author of The Breakdown of Higher Education: How It Happened, the Damage… Continue Reading >>

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The Present Danger at Our Leading Universities: What is to be Done?

November 2019 |

Remarks by the Honorable José A. Cabranes, United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, upon accepting the 2019 Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education. The award was presented on October 18, 2019.

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In Memoriam: Richard Gilder

May 15, 2020 by Michael Poliakoff

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