Studies documenting trends in contemporary academia

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Beach Books: 2014-2016

Feb 09, 2016 | David Randall

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

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

Nov 10, 2015 | NAS

Our newest report on the divestment movement is now available. 

Sustainability: Higher Education’s New Fundamentalism

Mar 25, 2015 | Peter Wood, Rachelle Peterson

An in-depth report on the campus "sustainability" movement and its implications for American higher education. 

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 colleges and universities assign as "common reading."

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

Apr 03, 2013 | Michael Toscano, Peter Wood

A report on the politicization of the liberal arts education offered by Bowdoin College, ranked sixth best by U.S. News & World Report.

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

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

A report on the teaching of U.S. history to undergraduates, focused on the University of Texas and Texas A&M University.

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 colleges are assigning as "common reading."

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.

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