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.

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

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Liberty University Demonstrates What Not To Do During A Pandemic

April 1, 2020 |
ACTA President Michael Poliakoff wrote his latest Forbes column on Liberty University's hesitancy to shut down campus due to the coronavirus outbreak. Titled "Liberty University What Not To Do During A Pandemic," the article has generated a strong response… Continue Reading >>

ACTA COVID-19 Statement

March 20, 2020 |
The hero of Virgil’s epic masterpiece, the Aeneid, written over two millennia ago, offered his companions this comfort: “Summon up your courage and dismiss grim fear. God will bring an end to these hardships, too. Perhaps one day it will be a happy… 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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COVID-19 and Higher Education: A Reading List

April 1, 2020 by Erik Gross

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