Studies documenting trends in contemporary academia

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A Crisis of Competence: The Corrupting Effect of Political Activism in the University…

Mar 30, 2012 John M. Ellis |

A report on the consequences of politicization in higher education, focused on the University of California.

Beach Books: 2011-2012

Sep 12, 2011 Ashley Thorne |

A report on the books assigned in 2011–2012 as "common reading."

The Vanishing West: 1964-2010

May 18, 2011 by Ashley Thorne, Glenn Ricketts, Peter Wood, Steve Balch |

A report on the disappearance of Western Civilization from the American undergraduate curriculum.

Beach Books: 2010-2011

Jun 04, 2010 Ashley Thorne |

A report on the books assigned in 2010–2011 as "common reading."

The Scandal of Social Work Education

Sep 11, 2007 Barry Latzer |

A study of politicization in social work education.

Words to Live By: How Diversity Trumps Freedom on Academic Web Sites

Jun 29, 2006 NAS |

University websites tout diversity more than traditional American ideals.

The Politicization of the Pennsylvania Public University System

Nov 09, 2005 Stephen H. Balch |

Report on Testimony before a Select Committee of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Affirmative Action at Three Universities

Nov 13, 2004 David J. Armor |

NAS examined admissions data at UVA, NC State, and William & Mary Law School.

The Changing Shape of the River: Affirmative Action and Recent Social Science Research

Oct 04, 2004 Russell K. Nieli |

A report on recent social science research casting doubt on affirmative action.

Today’s College Students and Yesteryear’s High School Grads: A Comparison…

Dec 18, 2002 NAS |

An NAS survey of what college seniors know.

Ethics, Enron, and American Higher Education: An NAS/Zogby Poll of College Seniors

Jul 02, 2002 NAS |

An NAS survey of college seniors' views on ethics.

What Do College Graduates Know?

Apr 17, 2002 Melissa Geiger, Michael Block, Robert J. Franciosi |

An NAS survey of Arizona college graduates' knowledge of the liberal arts.

Race and Higher Education

May 01, 2001 Malcolm J. Sherman, Tom Wood |

The case against Justice Powell's "diversity" rationale for racial preferences.

Losing the Big Picture: The Fragmentation of the English Major since 1964

Jul 15, 2000 Gary Crosby Brasor, Stephen H. Balch |

A report on the loss of English survey courses.

The Dissolution of General Education: 1914-1993

Sep 30, 1996 NAS |

A report documenting the disappearance of a common core in higher education.

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