Conference Call Schedule: Spring 2019

National Association of Scholars

Join NAS this spring for monthly conference calls to discuss what’s happening in higher education. We’ll talk about higher ed policy, campus culture, the curriculum, and more! Each call lasts one hour and gives NAS members and interested observers a chance to hear about and participate in the work of reforming higher education.

For all calls, please call in to 855-369-0450 and use the conference code 52-275-553 #.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern
Topic: Inside the Beltway

NAS Policy Director Rachelle Peterson will preview what’s going on in DC right now—including where the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act stands, what the Green New Deal indicates about higher education, and what the Department of Education has been doing under Secretary Betsy DeVos.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 2:00-3:00 PM
Topic: Neo-segregation on American College Campuses

NAS is preparing to release a new report documenting the return of segregated campus facilities. NAS Research Assistant Dion J. Pierre will walk listeners through NAS’s findings.

Monday, April 15, 2019, 2:00-3:00 PM
Topic: TBD

Monday, May 6, 2019, 2:00-3:00 PM
Topic: Politicization of the College Board

Many of the Advanced Placement tests—including AP US History and AP European History—have become politicized and weakened. Director of Research David Randall will walk through where the problems are with the College Board’s AP tests, what success NAS has had in pushing for reforms, and what else should be done. 

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