California State University, Chico

Chico, California

CSU Chico Introduces Sustainability Gen Ed Track, Green Courses Include “African…

Jul 26, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

The university has designated over 200 courses as "green courses" and its general education program will now include a “sustainability studies" track. These two curricular developments tell us something about the expansionist… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

What’s Up with California Higher Ed?

Jun 14, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

Three organizations have just published reports with concerns about the state of higher education in California and recommendations for how to fix it.

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Diversity Will Cure Our Ills!

Jan 24, 2012 by George Leef |

To professors who dont' embrace diversity fervently enough.

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That Man May Revel in His Freedom of Speech

Jan 05, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

Is the use of inclusive use of the masculine singular pronoun grounds for accusations of sexual harassment? It was at CSU-Chico till FIRE ridiculed them with "Speech Code of the Year."

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Whose Imperative?

Jun 13, 2011 by Douglas Campbell |

The president of CSU-Chico declares that there is a “diversity imperative,” but inadvertently reveals his true agenda.

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What Happened? Academic Freedom at a Christian College, Chico State’s Diversity…

Feb 17, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

We revisited some of our articles to find out what happened after we wrote them. Here’s what we learned.

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The Principles of Scientific Education Management

Feb 14, 2011 by David Clemens |

The ed-blogosphere overflows with predictions of a “higher education bubble,” but I find no mention of one thing that epitomizes the whole sorry mess:  the Ed.D. For many Ph.Ds, the Ed.D. represents the ticket… Continue Reading | 12 Comments >

Diversity Babble

Nov 19, 2010 by Douglas Campbell |

California State University, Chico circumvents the law with disingenuous rationalizations for "diversity."

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$600 for “Teaching to Diversity” at CSU Chico

Oct 15, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Professors are invited to join a committee that will find ways to impose "diversity in the classroom."

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A Response to CSU Chico’s Diversity Strategy

Apr 22, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

California State University at Chico’s president, Paul Zingg, has just circulated a draft “diversity action plan for 2010-2015” titled To Form a More Inclusive Learning Community. He asks for feedback… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Attack of the Giant Plethora

Apr 22, 2010 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

CSU Chico is asking for feedback on the draft of its diversity action plan for 2010-2015. We are happy to oblige.

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Statement of Professor John Ellis to the Joint Committee on the Master Plan for Higher…

Mar 23, 2010 by John M. Ellis |

"A lack of intellectual diversity hurts both left and right," contends Professor Ellis.

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The Chico Romance

Nov 06, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

A sustainability conference at CSU-Chico prompts a concerned letter. NAS spots some good reasons for concern.

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Sustainability Education’s New Morality

May 15, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

What will happen when the sustainability revolutionaries take over the college curriculum?

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The Effects of Proposition 209 on California: Higher Education, Public Employment,…

Sep 25, 2008 by Charles Geshekter |

This is an article from the "Future of Race Preferences" issue of Academic Questions (vol. 21, no. 3). It is an address that was originally presented at

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