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Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D., Editor in Chief and Director, Center for Higher Education, Texas Public Policy Foundation

A Report Card for University Presidents, Part 1

The primary responsibility of trustees is to evaluate the president of the university. In order to carry this out well, it is essential to employ a set of objective criteria; otherwise, the trustees are in danger of being continually snowed with happy talk from the university’s spin doctors. The task of a university president can […]

School for Scandal: How Universities Help Their Students Shop for Easy Classes

(Editor’s Note: This piece was submitted by a UT student requesting, for obvious reasons, anonymity. has confirmed that he is in fact a current UT student.) Some readers of the Austin-American Statesman were shocked to read that “approximately 43 percent of all college grades today are A’s, an increase of 28 percentage points since […]