October 25, 2019
In this episode, I’m joined by Craig Klafter, a legal historian, Rector Emeritus of the American University of Myanmar, international scholar, and fellow alumnus of John Silber’s administr...
September 15, 2016
Are students gaining anything by replacing the universalism of the West with the particularism of diversity?
February 5, 2014
Professor Mike Shaughnessy reflects on the excuses and protests that students pose when professors attempt to assign grades.
January 2, 2014
In another top 10 list, Peter Wood remembers people who did something original, creative, noteworthy, or surprising in 2013.
September 18, 2013
The "kindler and gentler" approach to grading may not be the best approach, counters George Leef.
July 10, 2012
Historian Chuck Chalberg analyzes the factors behind the surfeit of A's students get these days.
November 28, 2011
Last Friday, the Pope Center published this letter from biology professor Steven Aird to his students, encouraging them to meet the challenge of his course and not expect a passing grade just for sh...
November 22, 2011
A report from a National Capitol Association of Scholars meeting.
November 14, 2011
Here's an apparently serious piece by a graduate nursing student at U/Texas Austin which argues for simply easing up on grading standards as a solution. There, you want higher STEM numbers? ...
November 7, 2011
Larry Summers has some interesting thoughts about grade inflation, tenure, and the curriculum. As an economist, Summers is part of the problem (he’s completely absorbed in the Keynesian view t...