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Post-tenure review: a rubber stamp, a way to enhance accountability, or none of the above?

Post-tenure review: a rubber stamp, a way to enhance accountability, or none of the above?

By Jesse Saffron

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The Chronicle Review attacks higher ed reformers as "hustlers" and "pied pipers" without a shred of evidence.

By George Leef

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Do librarians really need a master's degree? The American Library Association says yes.

By Casey Reep

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Research

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.

Additional Details for the State of the State University Report
Supportive details, including statistics for specific campuses, can be found below.

Higher Education Headlines

North Carolina

The Tuition Plan
The UNC system's Board of Governors has approved a plan to cap tuition increases at five percent annually and limit need-based financial aid. In Raleigh's News & Observer.

Sexual Assault Agenda
The UNC system has proposed a $12.8 million Campus Security Initiative in an attempt to address recent sexual assault cases. On WRAL.com.

National

Borrowing for College
Families are borrowing less for college and opting instead to dip into savings and income to help cover education costs. In the Wall Street Journal.

Teaching Teaching
A new book argues that education school are inept at teaching would-be teachers how to teach. On Inside Higher Ed.

The Card Charger
Massachusetts officials say Westfield State University's former president spent hundreds of thousands of university dollars on personal extravagances. On Chronicle.com.

Opinion

In Lieu of Law School
Sean Patrick Farrell describes legal education in states like California, where legal apprentices can take the bar exam without first going to law school. In the New York Times.

Scary Student Governments
"Student government is...a corner of campus life that is directly responsible for accelerating the degradation of our broader political culture," says Mark Hemingway.

'14: Trigger Warned & Censored
Greg Lukianoff and Robert Shibley of FIRE recap the year so far in campus speech police news. On Minding the Campus.

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