Wasteful Productivity

Sep 26, 2012 by Mark Bauerlein |

The way humanities departments at research universities measure productivity – by counting publications – incentivizes unproductiveness in teaching.

Capitalism and Western Civilization: Productivity

Feb 23, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young analyzes the development of increased productivity in modern capitalism.

Manhattan Institute/Pope Center Debate Yesterday

Jan 12, 2012 by George Leef |

Resolved: Too Many People Go to College.

A Dispute Over Our Faculty Workload Study

Aug 26, 2011 by George Leef |

In today’s Pope Center piece, the provost at UNC-Asheville takes issue with the findings in our report on faculty workloads. She argues that they do more than we said they did. Author Jay Schalin replies.

Reasons for College Inefficiency: Misallocation and Underutilization

Jul 25, 2011 by George Leef |

The U.S. devotes a lot of resources to higher education but gets a pretty low return, argues Richard Vedder. 

Faculty Members, But Not Teachers

Jun 27, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

First Things editor R.R. Reno takes a look at the ongoing discussion about the connection between ever-increasing costs at academic institutions and the large number of faculty members who do little or no teachng. Their…

How Heavy Is That Teaching Load, Really?

Apr 11, 2011 by George Leef |

In today’s Pope Center piece,  Jay Schalin looks at the recent statement by the UNC system that appears to overstate the amount of teaching that professors actually do.

Faculty Productivity

Jan 07, 2011 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center piece, Duke Cheston writes about his findings regarding the UNC political science department. Have tenured faculty engaged in some successful "rent seeking" to reduce the amount of teaching time they…

Tenure and the Cost of Professors: The Production Perspective

Aug 04, 2010 by Bruce Heiden |

The death of tenure would mean the supply of high quality faculty members would shrink, argues Bruce Heiden.