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.

Podcasts

In addition to its extensive library of printed materials for trustees, alumni, policymakers, students, and parents, ACTA offers a series of videos and podcasts on topics of academic excellence, academic freedom, and accountability.

The views and opinions expressed by guests on Higher Ed Now are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of ACTA.

George LaNoue: Silenced Stages on the American Campus

December 2019 |

Professor George LaNoue brings a lifetime of teaching college students about the First Amendment, educational policy, Constitutional law, civil… Listen Here >>

Rick Hess: The National Challenge of Civic Education

November 2019 |

"What can educators, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and activists do to create a higher ed ecosystem that's as rich and diverse and intellectually curious… Listen Here >>

Abigail & John: American History Profoundly Portrayed in a Children’s Book

October 2019 |

The loving partnership of Abigail and John Adams had a remarkable impact in shaping America's founding and history. ACTA's Michael PoliakoffListen Here >>

CollegePoint: A Launchpad for Student Success

September 2019 |

Funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the innovative CollegePoint program is giving thousands of high-achieving, low- and moderate-income… Listen Here >>

Phil Magness and Jason Brennan: Cracks in Higher Ed’s Ivory Tower

September 2019 |

ACTA's Erik Gross serves up a conversation with Jason Brennan and Phillip Magness, the authors of "Cracks In the Ivory Tower: The Moral Mess of Higher Education."… Listen Here >>

Kyler Gray: A Student’s Impact on Higher Ed Governance

August 2019 |

Kyler Gray, a rising senior at the University of Central Florida, is an emerging higher education leader. On top of full time studies, he serves as the president… Listen Here >>

April Lawson: Leading Better Angels Debates to Depolarize America

August 2019 |

April Lawson is the director and lead architect of debates at Better Angels, a national organization that has surged into the spotlight by effectively teaching… Listen Here >>

Meaningful Professions, Meaningful Lives: Dr. Fred Beuttler on the Liberal Arts

August 2019 |

Is there really a disjunct between the world of the practical and the world of the liberal arts? Dr. Fred Beuttler, guiding light of the Graham School of Continuing… Listen Here >>

Wallace Hall: College Admissions Scandal Whistleblower

July 2019 |

Back in 2011, Wallace Hall was sounding alarms about admissions wrongdoings at the University of Texas System, where he served as Regent. His activism drew blistering… Listen Here >>

David Corey: Reinvigorating Liberal Education

July 2019 |

David Corey, Professor of Political Science at Baylor University, drives a dialogue with ACTA's Michael Poliakoff and Erik Gross about the vital qualities… Listen Here >>

Manu Meel: Students Bridging the Political Divide

June 2019 |

Manu Meel, a rising senior at the University of California–Berkeley who serves as the CEO of BridgeUSA, discusses how students can reform our political… Listen Here >>

Academic Freedom Under Attack: A Conversation With Amy Wax

June 2019 |

Even after enduring intense criticism and professional censure for airing her controversial views in public, University of Pennsylvania Law School Professor… Listen Here >>

Kai Fox: Igniting Change on Campus With Students for Free Expression

May 2019 |

Kai Fox, a rising junior at American University who serves as the CEO for Students for Free Expression, outlines his group's mission to build a student-led… Listen Here >>

Samuel Abrams and Paul Levy: Academic Freedom Under Attack

April 2019 |

When Professor Samuel Abrams of Sarah Lawrence College wrote an opinion piece for The New York Times in October 2018, he didn't expect a stunning… Listen Here >>

Sean Decatur: Kenyon College’s Leader Thrives on Science and Liberal Arts

February 2019 |

Sean Decatur, the dynamic President of Kenyon College, sat down with Erik Gross (a Kenyon alumnus) to delve into the virtues of a liberal… Listen Here >>

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