The Collegiate-Learning Crisis
As detailed in the landmark national study of collegiate learning, Academically Adrift, there is a nationwide college-student-learning crisis: 36 percent of college students across the country demonstrate little-to-no increase in critical-thinking skills after four years spent in college.
Should Universities Own Patents?
Traditional universities want to have it both ways: they want the tax subsidies and exemptions associated with their non-profit status, but they also want to claim they own private intellectual property and make millions from that as well.
To Stem Or Not To Stem? That Is Not The Question
Until our academic culture embraces again what is truly higher in higher education—our capacity to discover Truth—expect still more exoduses from the liberal arts, regardless of how much attention STEM studies receive.
Why Universities Need Strong Boards: The Case of Wallace Hall
Harry Lewis, former dean at Harvard, writes that often “governing boards do not know what is going on,” that they are “notoriously inattentive” and “carefully managed and quite docile.” He argues that trustees “must not return to functioning as the University’s honorees and cheerleaders rather than governors.”
Why Does the New York Times Keep Cheerleading for the College Agenda?
Federal subsidies for college have simultaneously lowered educational quality and increased the number of Americans who have college credentials but little useful knowledge or skill.
Free Speech in Peril
Oberlin has supplied teachers with a trigger-warning guide, advising them to consider not assigning works that could spark upset because of their “racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism, ableism, and other issues of privilege and oppression.”
Sustainability: A New College Fad With Fangs
How far the sustainability movement has spread into American higher education is the subject of a deeply researched study by the National Association of Scholars, Sustainability: Higher Education’s New Fundamentalism.
Why is the University of Oklahoma hosting a Chinese Communist Party propaganda program?
“I think we can all agree that U.S. colleges and universities should not be outsourcing academic control, faculty and student oversight, or curriculum to a foreign government — in this case a dictatorship.”
The Campus Left Begins To Implode
The “trigger warnings,” “the safe spaces,” the entire racket is just an expedient way to wield political power. It’s a pretext for enforcing ideological censorship.
We Can “Preserve” Higher Education Without Wasting Money
We went past the point of diminishing returns in public higher education long ago. More spending does not increase benefits from it, but diverts resources better employed elsewhere.