Tom Wood

Former Academic Correspondent, National Association of Scholars

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Higher Education and Economic Growth

Sep 23, 2009 by Tom Wood |

Tom Wood makes the case that higher education is worth public support.

The Sheepskin Effect

Jul 30, 2009 by Tom Wood |

Does a college degree mean anything to employers? What intrinsic value does higher education have?

The Public Interest and University Governance (Part 2): Recent Controversies at the…

Jun 11, 2009 by Tom Wood |

Tom Wood argues for faculty governance in colleges and universities.

The Public Interest and University Governance (Part 1)

May 27, 2009 by Tom Wood |

The Palaima-Sandefer controversy at UT-Austin

Three Cheers for the Dons: Part 3

May 08, 2009 by Tom Wood |

What happens when student affairs functions far oufund the university's core academic operations, teaching and research?

Three Cheers for the Dons: Part 2

May 06, 2009 by Tom Wood |

Governance structures that take control of the university out of the hands of the faculty make it easier for

Three Cheers for the Dons: Part 1

May 05, 2009 by Tom Wood |

Would universities be better off if their governing bodies were controlled by their faculties? This three-part series investigates.

Virginia Tech, Academic Freedom, and Employment Law: Part 3

Apr 09, 2009 by Tom Wood |

In the third and final part of this series, Tom Wood examines the many non-legal objections to Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech, Academic Freedom, and Employment Law: Part 2

Apr 08, 2009 by Tom Wood |

A look at how the current controversy over the tenure policy at Virginia Tech exemplifies the intersection of academic freedom and public employment law.

Virginia Tech, Academic Freedom, and Employment Law: Part 1

Apr 07, 2009 by Tom Wood |

Faculty members at public universities are state employees, but public universities are not like other public institutions. So what are the governing principles for faculty employment?

Slouching Toward the Therapeutic University: Part 3

Apr 01, 2009 by Tom Wood |

A university is about self-discovery, but in a sense quite different from person-centered therapy. It involves stretching the self and the mind with the thoughts of the great minds of the past and present.

Slouching Toward the Therapeutic University: Part 2

Mar 31, 2009 by Tom Wood |

How the "students as customers" attitude and the self-esteem movement undermine good education.

Slouching Toward the Therapeutic University: Part 1

Mar 30, 2009 by Tom Wood |

In the first of this three-part series, Tom Wood contrasts self-alienation and student-centered pedagogy.

HERI’s American College Teacher: Is It All in the Eyes of the Spinmeisters?

Mar 16, 2009 by Tom Wood |

Be wary of HERI; its survey conclusions can be deceiving.

Charles Murray and Progressive Education-Part 3

Mar 11, 2009 by Tom Wood |

In the conclusion of this three-part series, Tom Wood discovers an unexpected affinity beteen Charles Murray and the "progressive" educators.

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