Studies documenting trends in contemporary academia

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Making Citizens: How American Universities Teach Civics

Jan 10, 2017 NAS |

An in-depth report on how civics is taught around the United States.

Executive Summary - Making Citizens Report

Jan 09, 2017 David Randall |

A new movement in American higher education aims to transform the teaching of civics. This report is a study of what that movement is, where it came from, and why Americans should be concerned.

The Disappearing Continent: A Critique of the Revised AP European History Examination

Jun 14, 2016 David Randall |

The 2015 AP European History exam warps and guts the history of Europe.

Beach Books: 2014-2016

Feb 09, 2016 David Randall |

A report on the books assigned in 2014-2016 as "common reading."

Executive Summary - Beach Books: 2014-2016

Feb 09, 2016 David Randall |

An executive summary of the report on the books assigned in 2014-2016 as "common reading."

The Architecture of Intellectual Freedom

Jan 26, 2016 Peter Wood |

A statement on the place and importance of intellectual freedom.

Inside Divestment: The Illiberal Movement to Turn a Generation Against Fossil Fuels

Nov 10, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

A comprehensive account of the campus fossil fuel divestment movement.

Executive Summary - Inside Divestment: The Illiberal Movement to Turn a Generation…

Nov 10, 2015 Rachelle Peterson |

An executive summary of our report on the fossil fuel divestment movement.

Sustainability: Higher Education’s New Fundamentalism

Mar 25, 2015 Peter Wood, Rachelle Peterson |

The first critical account of the sustainability movement in higher education.

Executive Summary - Sustainability: Higher Education’s New Fundamentalism

Mar 25, 2015 Peter Wood, Rachelle Peterson |

An executive summary of our report on the campus sustainability movement. 

Beach Books: 2013-2014

Oct 21, 2014 Ashley Thorne, Marilee Turscak, Peter Wood |

A report on the books assigned in 2013-2014 as "common reading."

Beach Books: 2012-2013

Aug 19, 2013 Ashley Thorne, Crystal Plum, Peter Wood, Tessa Carter |

A report on the books assigned in 2012–2013 as "common reading."

What Does Bowdoin Teach? How a Contemporary Liberal Arts College Shapes Students

Apr 03, 2013 Michael Toscano, Peter Wood |

A 360-degree look at the politicization of a contemporary liberal arts college.

Executive Summary - What Does Bowdoin Teach? How a Contemporary Liberal Arts College…

Apr 03, 2013 Michael Toscano, Peter Wood |

An executive summary of our report on the politicization of a contemporary liberal arts college.

Recasting History: Are Race, Class, and Gender Dominating American History?

Jan 10, 2013 Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood, Richard W. Fonte |

A report on the politicization of required US history courses in Texas.

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