Academic Questions

Politicization

September 3, 2019

Political Disparities in the Academy: It’s More than Self-Selection

John Paul Wright, Ryan T. Motz and Timothy S. Nixon

The political imbalance on most college faculties is often attributed to “self-selection,” the aggregation of left-leaning cognitive high-performers voluntarily choosing to pursue academic careers. But a large survey performed years ago s...

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March 29, 2019

Homogenous: The Political Affiliations of Elite Liberal Arts College Faculty

Mitchell Langbert

A study on the partisanship of liberal arts professors at America's top universities. 

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September 5, 2012

New Cogs for Old

Daniel J. Flynn

The report "A Crucible Moment," correctly diagnoses the problem of using higher education primarily as job training but mistakenly encourages us to use it primarily as political training, writes Daniel J. Flynn.

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September 26, 2008

How Preferences Have Corrupted Higher Education

John M. Ellis

This is an article from the "Future of Race Preferences" issue of Academic Questions (vol. 21, no. 3). 

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