10 ways the Ivory Tower is eroding American values

10 ways the Ivory Tower is eroding American values

By Jenna A. Robinson

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Two conflicting visions of higher education, Part I

By Eric Johnson

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Two conflicting visions of higher education, Part II

By Jay Schalin

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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.

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."

Higher Education Headlines

North Carolina

False Alarm
Despite the buzz surrounding comments by basketball recruit Brandon Ingram, UNC has not received a report of allegations from the NCAA's investigation. In the Raleigh News & Observer.

Surely, He Can't Say That
Student feminists at UNC Wilmington complained to the administration about columns by professor Mike Adams making them feel "uncomfortable" and called his writings "harassment." On the Daily Caller.


ASU Online Plan Approved?
Arizona State's accreditor was not aware of the university's plans to partner with edX to offer one year of college for free online. On Inside Higher Ed.

Credit for Supporting Hillary
Rutgers offers a class this spring titled "A Woman for President?" featuring former Clinton campaign associates and a field trip to the Clinton Global Initiative. On Campus Reform.

Valdosta Classes Canceled
Valdosta University, which recently made the news after an American flag-trampling protest, canceled Friday's classes. In the Albany Herald.

Shakespeare Optional
A new report by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni finds that most English majors are not required to take a Shakespeare course. On NJ.com.


More Unsafe Speech
"Palestine@MIT reinforces the narrative of the far-left that Israel and Zionism are 'unsafe' ideas from which students need protection," writes Daniel Mael at Legal Insurrection.

Broken Record
A panel at Research Triangle Park repeated the same flawed arguments about the economic benefits of investment in higher education, writes Jenna Robinson at the Locker Room.

"No Free Speech for Fascists"
Charles W. Cooke writes that student censorship of speakers like Christina Hoff Sommers and David Horowitz has become acceptable. In the National Review.

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