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Final Advice for the Untenured Conservative Humanist

Jul 21, 2016 by Mark Bauerlein |

Part 3: Service. When you join a committee, you either make your colleagues' workdays easier or make them harder. If the latter, they will remember the fact and it may very well come up at tenure time.

More Advice for the Untenured Conservative Humanist

Jul 21, 2016 by Mark Bauerlein |

Part 2: Teaching. Sage-on-the-stage, the flipped classroom? No need for that. Just avoid a few crucial missteps. Plus: How to raise your students’ grades without inflating them. From First Things. 

Some Advice for the Untentured Conservative Humanist

Jul 21, 2016 by Mark Bauerlein |

Part 1: Research. If you are an untenured humanities who is also a religious or social conservative, the bar is set higher for you. Mark Bauerlein is here to offer advice to the untenured professor. 

The Death of Campus Free Speech—and How to Revive It

Jul 08, 2016 by Charles Lipson |

It’s getting harder to tell the difference between real news about colleges and the Onion’s parodies. 

Summer 2016 Academic Questions: Infringements

Jun 27, 2016 by NAS |

The new issue of Academic Questions features essays depicting intrusions on free inquiry, freedom of thought, freedom to teach, and freedom to learn.

The New Age of Orthodoxy Overtakes the Campus

Jun 24, 2016 by Peter Wood |

The greatest threat to academic freedom today is the campus "social justice" machine, writes Peter Wood in his review of Joanna Williams' Academic Freedom in an Age of Conformity.

A Most Curious Document

Jun 23, 2016 by John E. Staddon |

John E. Staddon analyzes the shortcomings of the Report of the Duke University Task Force on Bias and Hate Issues.

The Wisconsin Fight for Academic Freedom

Jun 16, 2016 by Donald Downs, Stanley G. Payne |

The story of a handful of professors at the University of Wisconson who fought the long battle against speech codes and petitioned administrators to uphold due process. 

Race Relations, Liberal Bias, and Safe Spaces on Campus

May 10, 2016 by Ashley Thorne |

Three stories from the last week all have one thing in common; can you guess what it is?

BDS: Boycotting Academic Freedom

May 10, 2016 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS Executive Director Ashley Thorne explains how boycotting Israeli academic institutions leads to the politicalization of learning and limits academic liberty. 

Virginia Tech Relents and Re-Invites Jason Riley to Speak on Campus

May 09, 2016 by Peter Wood, Rachelle Peterson |

Virginia Tech felt the pressure and re-invited Jason Riley to the podium.

Wood Speaks on Chicago’s Morning Answer Radio Show

Apr 15, 2016 by NAS |

Peter Wood spoke about campus protesters on Chicago's Morning Answer radio show.

Stanford Students: Offering Western Civilization Classes Destroys Diversity

Apr 08, 2016 by Rachelle Peterson |

A pro-Western civilization petition at Stanford was met with stiff resistance.

The Drive to Put Western Civ Back in the College Curriculum

Mar 30, 2016 by Ashley Thorne |

Ashley Thorne writes for the New York Post about some Stanford students' push for a Western civilization course.

Are Colleges Wasting Endowment Funds on Virtue-Signaling?

Mar 23, 2016 by Rachelle Peterson |

Political posturing is inappropriate to institutions of higher education.

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