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Books With Spines: Weapons

Jul 25, 2016 by NAS |

NAS's seventeenth entry in its Books With Spines series. Join us in selecting books about weapons.

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.

The New Age of Orthodoxy Overtakes the Campus

Jun 24, 2016 by Peter Wood |

The greatest threat to academic freedom today is the campus "social justice" machine, writes Peter Wood in his review of Joanna Williams' Academic Freedom in an Age of Conformity.

A Most Curious Document

Jun 23, 2016 by John E. Staddon |

John E. Staddon analyzes the shortcomings of the Report of the Duke University Task Force on Bias and Hate Issues.

Snowflake Jacobins: Black Rage on Campus

Jun 20, 2016 by Russell K. Nieli |

Russell Nieli, in the summer 2016 issue of Academic Questions, gives six factors that might help explain the anger of many black students on campus.

The Wisconsin Fight for Academic Freedom

Jun 16, 2016 by Donald Downs, Stanley G. Payne |

The story of a handful of professors at the University of Wisconson who fought the long battle against speech codes and petitioned administrators to uphold due process. 

Chasing Eels

Jun 10, 2016 by Peter Wood |

The new book The Closing of the Liberal Mind helps us get a better grasp on the slippery modern academic Left. 

Students Are Not Customers

Jun 10, 2016 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood argues that higher education entails a hierarchical relationship between students who seeks knowledge and others who teach knowledge, as opposed to a consumer relationship.

The Office for Civil Rights Overreaches on Transgender Mandate

Jun 06, 2016 by NAS |

Peter Wood signs an open letter calling on American civic leaders to uphold the rule of law and to protect the privacy and safety of the American public.

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