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Research

The State of the State University 2015
This report shows, through graphs and tables, the University of North Carolina's enrollment growth, tuition history, admissions data, and graduation rates. It provides details about student aid, student debt, the ratio of faculty to students, and the ratio of administrators to faculty. It includes information about faculty salaries, state appropriations, and state subsidy of instruction costs.

The Decline of the English Department
Authored by director of policy analysis Jay Schalin, the report investigates current trends in English departments, including why student enrollment has declined in English departments at American universities and how both internal and external pressures have led to widespread changes in the discipline's curriculum.

Renewal in the University
A major change is occurring on university campuses: the creation of privately funded centers and institutes that preserve the traditional knowledge and perspectives that were once at the heart of the university. This paper by Jay Schalin discusses the surge of such programs across the country.

Higher Education Headlines

North Carolina

Duke Open Campus Coalition
A group of Duke University students are concerned by a lack of viewpoint diversity and free speech suppression on campus. On the College Fix.

Tuition Relief For Some
North Carolina state senators are considering a bill which would create a financial model for a less expensive degree at certain UNC schools. In the News and Observer.

National

Online Education
An annual survey of online education finds that although programs are continuing to grow, campus leaders are finding them less important. In the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Legislating Free Speech
A bill introduced in the Arizona legislature would prohibit all colleges in the state from designating any area of campus as a free speech zone. On Campus Reform.

Enforcement Unit
The US Department of Education has created a "Student Aid Enforcement Unit" to better monitor colleges and provide borrow protection. In the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Opinion

Bullies With a Cause
"In a worthy effort to protect civil rights, universities are paradoxically creating a less civil atmosphere on campus," writes Pamela B. Paresky. On Psychology Today.

Out of the Quagmire
"Boards must ask questions, learn from experience, adapt to changing conditions and continually improve," write Cathy Trower and Peter Eckel. On Inside Higher Ed.

Following Texas's Example
"The states can follow Texas's example and take steps to ensure that students are offered bona fide alternatives to the average Bachelor's degree plan," writes Mario Guerra. On See Thru Edu.

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