Mission of Higher Education

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Invitation: Inside the PROSPER Act

Jun 18, 2018 by Rachelle Peterson |

Join our conference call on Friday, June 22, to learn about the Higher Education Act reauthorization.

NAS Re-publishes “The Case for Colonialism”

Jun 15, 2018 NAS |

PRESS RELEASE: The National Association of Scholars re-publishes the most controversial article of the last year, "The Case for Colonialism," by Portland State University professor Bruce Gilley. 

Thinking Small in the Age of Greatness

Jun 11, 2018 by Peter Wood |

Universities seek micro-credentials as an alternative to traditional course studies; is that a problem? 

Is College For Everyone?

Jun 06, 2018 by Peter Wood |

Doubts about the possibilities of higher education are becoming non-partisan.

Western Civilization’s Ticking Clock

May 02, 2018 by Ashley Thorne |

A new documentary, The Fight for Our Lives, details the ideological war against the West. 

Federalist Universities

Oct 17, 2016 by Rachelle Peterson |

To what extent is the university a microcosm of the political party system?

Non-Trump University

Mar 22, 2016 by Chance Layton |

NAS President Peter Wood writes about the "bait-and-switch" of American higher education.

Peter Wood Speaks at Heritage Foundation Event on the Modern University

Feb 29, 2016 by NAS |

NAS president Peter Wood spoke on a panel at a Heritage Foundation event titled "Who Rules the Universities?"

College Scorecard: How Much Will You Earn?

Oct 02, 2015 by Peter Wood |

NAS President Peter Wood examines the fuzzy numbers of the U.S. Department of Education's new College Scorecard.

The Liberal Arts as Conversation

Jun 04, 2015 by Jack Kerwick |

Philosophy professor Jack Kerwick writes that the purpose of education is not traditionalism, careerism, or activism, but what he calls "conversationalism."

Education: That a Republic Is Only One Generation Old

Feb 25, 2015 by George Seaver |

An argument for why the part of education that is civic virtue, as seen throughout history, is essential to the survival of a republic.

Is ‘Get a Job’ the Purpose of College?

Feb 10, 2015 by Peter Wood |

Governor Scott Walker's call for changes at the University of Wisconsin, which initially included major revisions to the school's mission statement, reveal a fundamental shift in the purpose of education. 

Should You Avoid Ivy League Schools?

Jul 29, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood responds to William Deresiewicz's provocative New Republic piece, "Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League."

Indignation: Abusing the Language of Dignity

Feb 18, 2014 by Peter Wood |

The latest buzzword of the academic left is the nebulous term, "dignity."

Democratic Engagement and Governance: Part II

Nov 29, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young concludes an examination of the unfolding civic engagement initiatives by higher educational institutions.

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