Educated opinion and commentary on developments and trends in higher education

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New Excellent Program: Master’s Degree in Liberty Studies

Jun 22, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

Check out our catalog of excellent programs as we add the master's degree in liberty studies at U Illinois-Springfield.

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Dust Bowl Dust-Off

Jun 21, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

Do errors and bias distort the findings in a key environmental history book? An expert investigates.

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CAS Opposes Racial Preferences Bill

Jun 21, 2010 by John Ellis

The California Association of Scholars urges CA Senate not to pass a bill that will overturn Proposition 209 and allow the use of racial preferences in university admissions.

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Common Core Standards Miss the Mark

Jun 21, 2010 by Sandra Stotsky

Sandra Stotsky believes new standards for grades 6-12 English are too low and don't equip students to be "college- and career-ready.

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Is U.S. Edu-Rhetoric a Pipe Dream? A Teacher Wants to Know

Jun 18, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

Teachers should be evaluated based on student performance - but on several conditions, says op-ed.

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Scholars Join Fight to Save 209

Jun 17, 2010 by

The California Association of Scholars, an affiliate of the NAS, has filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit against Proposition 209.

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Collegiate Press Roundup 6-17-10

Jun 17, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts

In student news this week are opinions about student apathy, impediments to intellectual openness, the possible connection between federally subsidized corn and immigration problems, what to read during summer vacation, and thoughts… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

40 Awkward Questions for College Tours

Jun 15, 2010 by Ashley Thorne, Glenn Ricketts, Peter Wood

For parents and students going on college visits this summer, here are some questions admissions reps aren't expecting.

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2010 Spring Semester Highlights

Jun 14, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

50 of our top articles this year.

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Video: Peter Wood Talks About Online Ed on My9 News

Jun 10, 2010 by

NAS president takes on the pros and cons of online education.

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NAS in the News This Week

Jun 09, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

NAS had a spike in publicity when we released our report on freshman summer reading, "Beach Books: What Do Colleges Want Students to Read Outside Class?". Check out our press clippings from this week.

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Collegiate Press Roundup 6-9-10

Jun 09, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts

This week

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Pets in Dorms…No Comment

Jun 08, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts

Bring your pit bull to class? Colleges welcome quadraped companions.

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Shut Up, They Explained

Jun 08, 2010 by Peter Wood

A Chronicle article about the NAS's latest research report draws out the PC vigilantes. Peter Wood responds.

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Beach Books: What Do Colleges and Universities Want Students to Read Outside Class?…

Jun 04, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

NAS has released a new report, "Beach Books: What Do Colleges Want Students to Read Outside Class?" on common reading programs at colleges and universities. 

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