Studies documenting trends in contemporary academia

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Weathering the Storm: Climate Extremism and the Sustainability Movement

Oct 03, 2014 Rachelle Peterson |

Weathering the Storm: Climate Extremism and the Campus Sustainability Movement takes a critical look at the sustainability movement on college campuses. It is scheduled to be released in November 2014.

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Beach Books 2012-2013: What Do Colleges and Universities Want Students to Read Outside…

Aug 19, 2013 Ashley Thorne, Crystal Plum, Peter Wood, Tessa Carter |

A report on the books colleges and universities assign as "common reading."

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What Does Bowdoin Teach? How a Contemporary Liberal Arts College Shapes Students

Apr 03, 2013 Michael Toscano, Peter Wood |

A report on the politicization of the liberal arts education offered by Bowdoin College, ranked sixth best by U.S. News & World Report.

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Recasting History: Are Race, Class, and Gender Dominating American History?

Jan 10, 2013 Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood, Richard W. Fonte |

A report on the teaching of U.S. history to undergraduates, focused on the University of Texas and Texas A&M University.

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A Crisis of Competence: The Corrupting Effect of Political Activism in the University…

Mar 30, 2012 John M. Ellis |

A report on the consequences of politicization in higher education, focused on the University of California.

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

Sep 12, 2011 Ashley Thorne |

A report on the books colleges are assigning as "common reading."

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The Vanishing West: 1964-2010

May 18, 2011 by Ashley Thorne, Glenn Ricketts, Peter Wood, Steve Balch |

A report on the disappearance of Western Civilization from the American undergraduate curriculum.

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

Jun 04, 2010 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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The Scandal of Social Work Education

Sep 11, 2007 NAS |

A study of politicization in social work education programs that examines the detailed accreditation standards to which these programs conformed, the professional standards they expected of their students, the way they defined… Continue Reading | 2 Comments >

Words to Live By: How Diversity Trumps Freedom on Academic Web Sites

Jun 29, 2006 |

A 2006 study of university websites released by the National Association of Scholars reveals, among other things, that references to diversity exceed those to traditional American ideals like freedom, democracy, and liberty.

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The Politicization of the Pennsylvania Public University System

Nov 09, 2005 |

Report on Testimony before a Select Committee of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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Affirmative Action at Three Universities

Nov 13, 2004 |

This analysis by the Virginia Association of Scholars of fall 2003 data from UVa, NC State, and William and Mary Law School plots the extent of minority-group preference in admissions.

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The Changing Shape of the River: Affirmative Action and Recent Social Science Research

Oct 04, 2004 |

By Russell Nieli, Princeton University, Politics Department

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Today’s College Students and Yesteryear’s High School Grads: A Comparison…

Dec 18, 2002 |

America has led the world in democratizing access to higher education. Between 1947 and 1995 the number of high school graduates entering college (including community college) rose from 2,338,2261 to 14,261, 8002—a rate of… Continue Reading | 2 Comments >

Ethics, Enron, and American Higher Education: An NAS/Zogby Poll of College Seniors

Jul 02, 2002 |

A large majority of this year's college graduates report that their professors tell them there are no clear and uniform standards of right and wrong. A similarly large majority report that they've been taught that corporate… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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