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Has the corruption ended at UNC-Chapel Hill?

Has the corruption ended at UNC-Chapel Hill?

By Jane S. Shaw

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Are college course syllabi really protected by copyright?

By George Leef

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Should community colleges offer bachelor's degrees in nursing?

By Harry Painter

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Research

Faculty Teaching Loads in the UNC System
This paper by Jay Schalin, the Pope Center's director of policy analysis, explores the teaching loads of faculty in the University of North Carolina system. It finds that the university overstates the actual teaching duties of professors and recommends that the UNC Board of Governors conduct a comprehensive study of faculty workloads.

General Education at NC State
In the Pope Center's latest report, Jay Schalin, director of policy analysis, says that North Carolina State University's general education program is "deeply flawed" because students can select from courses that are "too narrow," " trivial," and often "inspired by political correctness."

General Education at UNC-Chapel Hill
This report evaluates Chapel Hill's general education program--the school's requirements for graduation outside the major subject--in light of the traditional goals of general education.

Higher Education Headlines

North Carolina

Consequences for Athletics
UNC-Chapel Hill's academic scandal could strike Tar Heel wins and championships from their history. On ABC11.com.

Shifting Gears
Wake Forest will no longer accept day students in its MBA program, instead focusing on working professionals earning MBAs. On Inside Higher Ed.

"It's Undemocratic"
UNC-CH students are walking out of class today in protest of policies of the UNC system board of governors. In the Daily Tar Heel.

National

Suit to Pay Athletes
A lawsuit against the NCAA and all Division I schools alleges they are violating federal law by not paying student-athletes. In USA Today.

Obama's Anti-Black Policies?
A former professor of African studies at Delaware State University, an HBCU, says Ronald Reagan treated black academics and students better than President Obama. On Campus Reform.

Executive Pay
A survey shows that many higher education trade association executives make money rivaling college president salaries. On Inside Higher Ed.

Opinion

Scandal "Not Shocking"
UNC-CH's scandal is a product of a "corrupt and immoral" NCAA collegiate sports model, write Richard M. Southall, Mark S. Nagel, and Ellen J. Staurowsky of the College Sport Research Institute. On Chronicle.com.

Monitor Player Conduct
Robert H. Atwell argues for separating athletics from academics, and for personal conduct rules enforced against college athletes by independent appointees of the colleges. On Inside Higher Ed.

"We'll See About That"
UNC-CH President Tom Ross' claim that we know all we will about the academic scandal may be tested, writes Alexander Wolff in Sports Illustrated.

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