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Should We Inflate Higher Ed? NAS Debates Kevin Carey

Mar 23, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Check out the debate that took place this month between Education Sector's Kevin Carey and NAS on the need for expanding higher education. First, Carey proposed a "Race to the Top" equivalent for higher education in an article… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

RatemyProfessors and Student Customers

Mar 23, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

A newly released Kaplan survey seems to support what many instructors have already sensed about the widely popular site, Ratemyprofessors: students actively shop around for faculty members - they're often junior and… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Collegiate Press Roundup

Mar 23, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Articles of interest from student newspapers at colleges across the country.

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Race Tracking

Mar 23, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

UMass computer scientists design math tutoring software that matches students with digital coaches according to their race and ethnicity. What message does that send students?

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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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Fanfare on NAS Homepage

Mar 23, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS.org now greets readers with a festive fanfare; these are the opening bars of Gateways, the title piece of the 2001 album by composer Daniel Asia.

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The Left, Pro-Educational Choice?

Mar 22, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

Now here's a novel insight: Greg Forster, a senior fellow at the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, in making the case that school vouchers deliver substantially more educational improvement than charters, argues:

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More on the Political Correctness Front at the UA

Mar 22, 2010 by Daniel Asia |

The Arizona Association of Scholars will be hosting a talk by Robert Maranto on “The Politically Correct University” (his most recent book) next week at the University of Arizona. I have been busy sending out emails… Continue Reading | 2 Comments >

A Half-Dozen Push-Backs for Faculty Hiring Committee Meetings

Mar 22, 2010 by Roger Clegg |

Tips for standing up against "diversity" hiring.

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The Diversity Mania Marches On

Mar 19, 2010 by George Leef |

I recently learned that students at UNC-Chapel Hill can become certified "Diversity Advocates." Today's Pope Center piece is about that program. What I discovered was that Chapel Hill's "diversity training" is much like… Continue Reading | 3 Comments >

Monopoly to Marketplace: Diversifying Higher Ed from Inside and Out

Mar 19, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS is uniquely positioned to influence higher education for the good. As a non-profit organization, we are outside academia, free of its entanglements and able to provide a detached point of view. As a membership association,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Inviting Intellectual Vice In

Mar 19, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Our universities should be cultivating intellectual virtue, writes Peter Berkowitz, but instead they are making intellectual corruption easy.

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Since When is “Liberal” a Code Word for the Right Wing?

Mar 19, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

The Wall Street Journal picks up the Shimer College story, in which faculty complain that "liberty" and "liberal" are "code words for the right wing."

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O’Malley v. Karkhanis Settles

Mar 18, 2010 by Mitchell Langbert |

Sharad Karkhanis writes a satirical newsletter, Patriot Returns, that he e-mails to 13,000 faculty and staff of the City University of New York.  His sarcasm can be biting. Susan O'Malley, until her recent retirement one… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Higher Ed Transparency: Through a Glass Darkly?

Mar 18, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

Are colleges and universities providing misleading information to the public? Are the two public online databases (U-CAN and VSA) to which they voluntarily submit their performance data "either inadequate or deliberately… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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