Academic Governance

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Professor’s Racial Harassment of White Student was ‘Personal’

Jan 11, 2018 by Dion J. Pierre |

A Native American professor at San Diego State University racially harassed a white student, the California State Department of Justice concluded last week.

A Most Curious Document

Jun 23, 2016 by John E. Staddon |

John E. Staddon analyzes the shortcomings of the Report of the Duke University Task Force on Bias and Hate Issues.

The Sleeper Wakes

Apr 20, 2016 by David Randall |

Two articles demonstrate dawning awareness of the problems in America's higher education.

Welcome to My World

Nov 26, 2014 by Jason Fertig |

Jason Fertig writes on his first three months in the position of Faculty Senate Chair, where he has straddled the awkward fence between administration and faculty. 

Sustainability’s Latest Pulpit

May 08, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

The advocacy organization Second Nature launches a new signatory initiative, the Alliance for Resilient Campuses. 

Divestment’s Gettysburg?

Mar 11, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

The divestment movement suffers a devastating defeat at Hamilton College.

Why Mitch Daniels Was Right

Jul 19, 2013 by Peter Wood |

Is Mitch Daniels against academic freedom? Dr. Wood doesn't think so.

Napolitano—A Disastrous Choice

Jul 17, 2013 by Peter Wood |

The University of California Regents' choice of president proves a preference for politics over pedagogy.

New Chancellor at UNC—Good Move or Blunder?

Apr 17, 2013 by George Leef |

Carol Folt, chancellor-elect comes from Dartmouth, an Ivy League college that has one-seventh the students and no athletic scholarships.

Richard Vedder on PSU Report and University Governance

Jul 17, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

NAS Board member Richard Vedder suggests some necessary reforms in university governance in light of the Penn State scandal.

OCR Harassment Guidelines And Campus Policies: The Latest

Apr 25, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

The implementation of OCR's campus harassment guidelines unfolds.  Bad gets worse.

Two Styles of Academic Leadership

Feb 03, 2012 by Abraham H. Miller |

Academia is not an environment conducive to good leadership, as illustrated by two extreme leadership styles.

The Virtues of a Free Market in Postsecondary Education

Jan 25, 2012 by George Leef |

A bid for eliminating federal intervention and coercion of higher education.  

Are Outside Donors Dangerous to Academe?

Jan 18, 2012 by George Leef |

Mr. Walter dismisses the claimed threat of outside influence on academic matters.

Clash of Symbols

Jun 16, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Elsa Murano, the first Latina president of Texas A&M University, has resigned. Some lament the loss of the institution's "symbol" of diversity.

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