Educated opinion and commentary on developments and trends in higher education

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Virginia Tech’s Welcome Mat: Diversity Edu

Aug 29, 2016 by Ashley Thorne |

Students at Virginia Tech and other universities are being "nudged" into diversity with a new and costly not-for-credit course. 

Save the Date: NAS Conference

Aug 29, 2016 by NAS |

Join us in Oklahoma this January as we celebrate our thirtieth anniversary. Paul Rahe will give the keynote address. 

Books With Spines: Good Teachers

Aug 22, 2016 by NAS |

NAS's twenty-first and final entry in its Books With Spines series. Join us in selecting books about Good Teachers.

More OCR Follies

Aug 15, 2016 by Peter Wood |

A call for Congress to rein in the rogue Department of Education.

Rose Must Fall: Censorship at UCT

Aug 08, 2016 by Ashley Thorne |

The University of Cape Town has dealt another blow to academic freedom. 

Free Speech v. Free Speech

Aug 04, 2016 by Rachelle Peterson |

Many of the opponents of free speech believe they are its champions.

Meet the NAS Interns

Aug 03, 2016 by NAS |

Chance, Vo, and Michael are students who care about NAS's mission and have been working hard to support our work. 

California Takes Aim at Religious Freedom

Jul 27, 2016 by Chance Layton |

A new bill targets religious colleges and strips attending students of state grants. 

Books With Spines: The Complete List

Jul 25, 2016 by NAS |

The complete list of Books With Spine suggestions.

Final Advice for the Untenured Conservative Humanist

Jul 21, 2016 by Mark Bauerlein |

Part 3: Service. When you join a committee, you either make your colleagues' workdays easier or make them harder. If the latter, they will remember the fact and it may very well come up at tenure time.

More Advice for the Untenured Conservative Humanist

Jul 21, 2016 by Mark Bauerlein |

Part 2: Teaching. Sage-on-the-stage, the flipped classroom? No need for that. Just avoid a few crucial missteps. Plus: How to raise your students’ grades without inflating them. From First Things. 

Some Advice for the Untentured Conservative Humanist

Jul 21, 2016 by Mark Bauerlein |

Part 1: Research. If you are an untenured humanities who is also a religious or social conservative, the bar is set higher for you. Mark Bauerlein is here to offer advice to the untenured professor. 

AAUP Meeting Unanimously Backs Melissa Click—But Why?

Jul 11, 2016 by Peter Wood |

In Minding the Campus, NAS president Peter Wood discusses authority on campus.

Summer 2016 Academic Questions: Infringements

Jun 27, 2016 by NAS |

The new issue of Academic Questions features essays depicting intrusions on free inquiry, freedom of thought, freedom to teach, and freedom to learn.

APEH: A Critique by Prof. James Tracy

Jun 27, 2016 by James D. Tracy |

Professor James Tracy critiques the AP European History Course and Exam Description.

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