Higher Ed Reform

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Higher Ed Reform Calls for More than “Perestroika”

Feb 09, 2011 by George Leef |

In this week’s Pope Center Clarion Call, I review Professor Robert Zemsky’s book Making Reform Work

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Hard Core

Feb 03, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

In the past few weeks, terms like "rigor," "core curriculum" and "traditional humanities courses" have acquired new respectibility following publication of Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa's Academically Adrift, a book… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

For-Profit Colleges on the Brink

Jan 13, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood reviews the Obama administration’s assault on for-profit colleges in the first of a series.

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Boring

Jan 06, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Boredom shouldn’t be able to find an inch of space in college classrooms, but, says Peter Wood, we have welcomed it in.

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10 Random Thoughts for the New Year

Jan 05, 2011 by Jason Fertig |

Ponderings and proposals for higher ed in 2011.

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A Radical Proposal for Re-Structuring Higher Ed

Dec 16, 2010 by robkoons |

Pajamas Media has posted an article by "Publius Audax" proposing nineteen radical reforms. which force on us the question: is there any other way to restore teaching as the fundamental mission of the academy?

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If You Criticize Higher Education, Does That Mean You’re McCarthyite?

Dec 14, 2010 by George Leef, KC Johnson |

In this excellent Minding the Campus essay, history professor KC Johnson tears apart the scurrilous effort of another historian, Ellen Schrecker, to paint those who call for serious reform in higher education as near-McCarthyites. 

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“Just the Facts, Ma’am”

Oct 27, 2010 by George Leef |

That's the approach the Pope Center is taking with the release today of a piece loaded with facts about higher education in the U.S. It is not something that flatters the educational establishment. Jenna Ashley Robinson writes… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Tuition Talks and a Voice of Reason at the SC Higher Education Summit

Oct 01, 2010 by Christina Jeffrey |

NAS board member Christina Jeffrey spoke on behalf of the NAS at the Summit. Here's her report on parents' and colleges' frustrations, the state governor's composure, and a bureaucrat's defensiveness.

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A Not-So-Bold Plan

Sep 15, 2010 by Jason Fertig |

A new book by Mark Taylor, Crisis on Campus: A Bold Plan for Reforming Our Colleges and Universities, recycles some familiar ideas.

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Profit vs. Proselytizing: Business Lore and Academic Practice

Apr 29, 2010 by Herbert London |

Academia can learn a lot from the business world.

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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 >

Are We Stuck with the Politically Correct University?

Dec 16, 2009 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, I review the new AEI book The Politically Correct University. I recommend the book highly. It provides an excellent analysis of the problem of ideological imbalance and politicization… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Is “Good President” Redundant?

Nov 20, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Time magazine recently published a list of the 10 best college presidents. But what makes a president "good"? Are there good college presidents, or are they all just silly people in silly jobs?

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Higher Ed Reform Ideas

Nov 12, 2009 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, Jane Shaw discusses ideas for change in higher education that she has come across in several recent conferences. The common thread is that the ideas she likes all have a "bottom-up"… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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