We investigate issues affecting academic freedom, the integrity, purpose, and neutrality of the university.

All Reports and Projects by the National Association of Scholars.

January 23, 2016

The Architecture of Intellectual Freedom

Peter Wood

In 2015, campuses across the country erupted in protests aimed at limiting the freedoms of professors and fellow students. Over time, the National Association of Scholars felt a commitment to restate......

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January 15, 2018

Charting Academic Freedom

David Randall

A resource for anyone interested in the issue of academic freedom on college campuses in America. Charting compares fourteen published statements on academic freedom in twenty-five categorie......

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May 16, 2022

Educating for Citizenship: The Arizona Case Study

John D. Sailer

This case study examines how Arizona universities train students for citizenship and teach American history, government, and civics. 

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June 21, 2022

Educating for Citizenship: The Utah Case Study

John D. Sailer

This case study examines how Utah universities train students for citizenship and teach American history, government, and civics. 

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August 10, 2022

The Anatomy of a Diversity Equity and Inclusion Takeover

John D. Sailer

This study of the University of Tennessee’s Diversity Action Plans finds that they further entrench the dominance of diversity, equity, and inclusion, espousing an ideology that makes narro......

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April 21, 2023

The Company They Keep

Ian Oxnevad

This report studies the "Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions" movement against Israel on campus. It finds that the movement's success on campus is mixed, while its broader movement is well-......

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March 19, 2024

Curriculum of Liberty

David Randall

In this report, we propose the Curriculum of Liberty, in the spirit of NAS’s principles, which will educate American college students toward freedom, the pursuit of truth, and virtuous citizensh......

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