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 In the News

From Boom to Bust: It’s a New and Scary World for Higher Ed Fundraising

Inside Philanthropy
April 2, 2020 by Mike Scutari |
Earlier this year, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) found that alumni giving fell 7.9 percent from 2018 to 2019. Ann Kaplan, senior director of the study, said the drop “doesn't necessarily… Continue Reading >>

Press Releases

UC–Davis Professor, Abigail Thompson, Recognized as 2020 Hero of Intellectual Freedom by ACTA

February 26, 2020 |

WASHINGTON, DC – Dr. Abigail Thompson, chair of the mathematics department at the University of California (UC)–Davis, has been recognized by the American Council of Trustees… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Statements

ACTA COVID-19 Statement

March 20, 2020 by Michael Poliakoff |

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.… Continue Reading >>

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ACTA'S BLOG:
THE FORUM

Five Dystopian Novels for Quarantine

April 3, 2020 by Nathaniel Urban

COVID-19 and Higher Education: A Reading List

April 1, 2020 by Erik Gross