Higher Education Is Changing, and So Must "Shared Governance"

Higher Education Is Changing, and So Must "Shared Governance"

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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.

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.

Higher Education Headlines

North Carolina

Interdisciplinary Dean
Laurie Maffly-Kipp, a candidate for the dean job at UNC-Chapel Hill's College of Arts and Sciences would rather see low-enrollment programs combine than close. In the Daily Tar Heel.

Islam Awareness Month at UNC
A seminar on religious difference kicked off a month of events. In the Daily Tar Heel.


How to Dodge an Issue 101
Sacramento State U. resolved a dispute between a professor and student by creating a new program on Genocide Studies. On Inside Higher Ed.

Sexual Assault Pretzel Logic
Sexual assault activists on several campuses are upset that their campuses do not have enough reports of sexual assault to support their claims.On the Washington Examiner.

Tenure Track Attack
Faculty in the Connecticut State University system claim a new contract undermines tenure protections. On Inside Higher Ed.


Half a Loaf Not Enough
Peter Wood says that the "Chicago Rules" supporting campus free expression don't go far enough. On Minding the Campus.

The Value of Blindness
A Nature article extols the objectivity of blind analysis in judging research.

Bennet Hypothesis Redux
Andrew Kelly repeats the idea that government financial aid increases tuition. At Forbes.

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