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.

  • ACTA Releases Its 12th State Higher Education Report

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

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Why Is SUNY—Binghamton Building A $60 Million Baseball Stadium With Donor Funds?

February 19, 2020 |
In ACTA President Michael Poliakoff's latest Forbes column, "Why Is SUNY—Binghamton Building A $60 Million Baseball Stadium With Donor Funds?," he takes an in-depth look at what higher education philanthropy can accomplish, and what it's failing to… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Releases Its 12th State Higher Education Report

February 6, 2020 |
The American Council of Trustees and Alumni’s 12th state higher education report Southern Exposure: A Look at Mississippi’s Public Colleges and Universities, written in partnership with the Mississippi Center for Public Policy, examines questions… 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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The Definition of a Liberal Arts Education

February 12, 2020 by Nathaniel Urban

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