Studies documenting trends in contemporary academia

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The Vanishing West: 1964-2010

May 18, 2011 | 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.

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