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Prager U: What Every Graduate Should Know

Jun 04, 2014 by Jason Fertig |

Dennis Prager offers five key ideas that every college graduate should understand.

Indiana Teachers Union Opposing Sensible Reform

May 28, 2014 by Jason Fertig |

The Indiana State Teachers Association is opposing a proposal to grant teaching licenses to college graduates with good grades and work experience.

One New College That’s Praiseworthy

Dec 27, 2013 by George Leef |

UMR is a no-nonsense institution where the students want to learn and the professors want to teach them.

Liberal Education Needs More Disruptive Technology

Apr 04, 2012 by Jason Fertig |

Why can’t we decouple liberal learning from college degrees?

A Professor Who Encourages His Students to Meet the Challenge

Nov 28, 2011 by George Leef |

Last Friday, the Pope Center published this letter from biology professor Steven Aird to his students, encouraging them to meet the challenge of his course and not expect a passing grade just for showing up. None of the infamous…

“If You Can Find a Better Core Curriculum, Buy It!”

Oct 26, 2011 by George Leef |

This week’s Pope Center Clarion Call is by Ed Jones of Belmont Abbey College and it’s about his school’s new (but really old) core curriculum. It stresses the importance of fundamental learning for all students…

Western Governors University Moves Online Education Forward

Sep 28, 2011 by George Leef |

Duke Cheston writes that Western Governors University has found solutions to some of the problems that have plagued online higher ed. 

Video: Mark Bauerlein on American History by Google and Wikipedia

Jul 25, 2011 by |

Is internet searching conducive to real education?

The Real Purpose of Education

Jul 06, 2011 by David Clemens |

Good teaching should result “in a lighting of those lamps in the mind and in the heart that shall eventually show the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”

Metamorphosis, or Why We Should Study the West

Jun 20, 2011 by Steve Balch |

NAS board chairman Steve Balch argues that generations detached from their culture's legacy will be less likely to defend it now, or in the future.

Video: Christian Brady on Penn State’s Honors College and New Media

Apr 11, 2011 by |

Christian Brady, dean of the honors college at Penn State, interviewed with Inside Academia this week on his leadership role, the difference between an honors college course and a regular course, and the usefulness of new media…

An Engaging Course in Political Economy

Jan 24, 2011 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center piece, Kurt Rothhoff of Seton Hall writes about an engaging course he has developed -- a lunchtime discussion class covering issues where economics and liberty overlap. 

Series Answers “How Should Ethics Be Taught in College Today?”

Jan 20, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

Over at is a new series of essays by three professors on how to teach ethics in college today.

Teaching Ethics: A View from the Trenches

Jan 20, 2011 by Nathan Tierney |

Nathan Tierney offers principles and practical advice, including arguments against ethical relativism, for teaching ethics in a college classroom today.

Shut Up and Listen, Together

Jan 19, 2011 by Keith Whitaker |

A night at the symphony prompts Keith Whitaker to consider the value of the disciplined attention and shared experience that should characterize the college classroom.

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