Defending a Debased Version of the Liberal Arts

Jun 07, 2018 by Peter Wood |

The AAUP and AAC&U issue statement in support of a hollowed liberal arts.

Civics Lessons

Feb 02, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood critiques the new AAC&U report on college-level civics education.

Nouveau Relativism in Academe

Sep 27, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Further thoughts on the AAC&U’s praise of ‘perspective-taking.’

A Call for Open-Mindedness or a Culture War Maneuver?

Sep 17, 2010 by Peter Wood |

The AAC&U's new report, "Engaging Diverse Viewpoints," styles itself as an appeal for intellectual diversity but is full of politically correct buzzwords.

LEAPs and Bounds

Nov 03, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

An initiative spawned of the outcomes assessment movement, Liberal Education & America's Promise (LEAP), sounds boring enough. But what is really going on when the lords of of education go a-LEAP-ing? NAS investigates.

Seat Time at the AAC&U

May 01, 2009 by Peter Wood |

78% of colleges and universities use learning outcomes, survey says.

Vote on Administrator’s Political Showcasing

Feb 02, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Should a campus dean use his university platform to advertise his politics? Vote now!

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.