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Moral bankruptcy is undermining higher education

Moral bankruptcy is undermining higher education

By Jesse Saffron

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Wisconsin won't admit it, but its new egalitarian policy leads to grading quotas

By W. Lee Hansen

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Doubts about the integrity of Confucius Institutes lead to mounting criticism

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

Aycock Stays for Now
The East Carolina University trustees delayed a vote to rename Charles B. Aycock Residence Hall, named for a former governor linked to white supremacist movements. On WCTI12.

Dan Kane's Influence
The Chronicle of Higher Education profiles Raleigh News & Observer reporter Dan Kane on its 2014 Influence List because of his role in exposing UNC academic fraud.

National

First Glimpse
The Education Department has revealed some details about its new college rating system but omitted many more. On Inside Higher Ed.

Rankings Useless?
The vast majority of students don't venture far from home, so popular tools comparing colleges across the country may not help many. In the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Perry Declines Honor
Governor Rick Perry declined alma mater Texas A&M's offer to rename the historic Academic Building after him. On the Texas Tribune.

Opinion

To the Board of Governors
Pope Center president Jane S. Shaw joins Carolina Journal Radio to share her ideas for UNC system reforms. Transcript.

AAUP Foolishness
The American Association of University Professors' idea of the university as a public good that should have no profit motive is ludicrous, write James Piereson and Naomi Schaefer Riley on Minding the Campus.

Run Colleges Like Businesses
Higher education should "operate with a budget-based perspective," like a business, writes College of DuPage president Robert L. Breuder. On Community College Daily.

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