Resources

The National Association of Scholars upholds the standards of a liberal arts education that fosters intellectual freedom, searches for the truth, and promotes virtuous citizenship.

NAS Resources

In addition to our regular work producing research reports, articles, statements, press releases, webinars, podcasts, and the like, the NAS has also over the years created practical resources for scholars and concerned citizens to take matters into their own hands. That is, documents and other materials with which interested parties may educate themselves on the most important issues facing American higher education; petition their legislators and school boards to enact critical reforms; and, most recently, defend themselves or others against attacks on academic freedom and freedom of expression.

What follows is a list of said resources, which we hope will be a valuable aid to those who need them or know someone who does.

This page is currently in a prototype form and will be updated in content and structure at a later date.


When Cancel Culture Comes: Resources for Scholars, Administrators, and Students 

Cancel culture is merciless, and it moves at light speed. If you or someone you know are facing cancellation, click here for downloadable resources.

Download an Excel chart of academic freedom organizations.

Download Word document of academic freedom organizations.


Active Investigations

How Many Confucius Institutes Are in the United States?

Updated 1/19/2021: We're keeping track of all Confucius Institutes in the United States, including those that remain open, those that closed, and those that have announced their closing.

Cracking Down on Illegal Ties to China

Updated 1/15/21: A repository of 43 American professors, higher ed administrators, students, and government researchers who have been investigated or charged for illegal ties to China.

Tracking "Cancel Culture" in Higher Education

Updated 1/12/21: A repository of 117 administrators, professors, and students who have been "canceled" for expressing views deemed unacceptable by higher education ideologues.

Higher Ed Leadership Takes on Racism

Updated 10/28/20 and Searchable: Is your institution one of the 300+ that have published statements condemning "systemic racism" and promising an "anti-racist" future? Click to find out.


Countering 1619 Project History Curricula

An example letter from NAS Board Member Jay Bergman to the superintendent of Newington schools on the dangers of 1619 Project-inspired history curricula in K-12 education, along with downloadable template letters to send to your own local school boards and local legislators.


Toolkits

Countering Chinese Soft Power: An Updated Toolkit for Concerned Citizens

An updated toolkit for citizens concerned about the presence of Confucius Institutes in the United States. Use this toolkit to send letters to college presidents and your government representatives.

Title IX Toolkit

For your reference: the basics on the history of Title IX, how it is used today, and why we seek reform.

Neo-Segregation Toolkit

Recommended steps and resources that NAS members can take to push back against the rise of neo-segregation on American campuses.

Free to Speak: A Toolkit for Reforming the Higher Education Act

Do you want to protect free thought on campus? Help NAS reform the Higher Education Act by using the tools in this handy toolkit!

Toolkit on the Politicization of the College Board

How did the College Board become so thoroughly politicized? What else can be done to ensure that high school students receive an unbiased, rigorous education?

Toolkit: Making Science Reproducible

A citizen's guide to the science education, funding, and reform.