Source Archives: The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal

  • A Scholar’s Lament

    Professor John Ellis has served on college faculties since 1963 and is now an emeritus professor at the University of California-Santa Cruz. He has witnessed enormous changes in higher education over his years and he finds those changes to be deplorable. ...

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  • Did You Know? The Highest Coaching Salaries in the UNC System

    College athletics is big business. And head coaches of successful teams have the salaries to prove it, particularly in football and men’s basketball. Although sports are canceled, for now, it’s worth taking a look at spending ...

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  • How Tulsa University Was Turned into Toxic University

    Suffering from self-inflicted wounds, the University of Tulsa is sick and getting sicker. This is a case study in how “progressive” academic leadership can wreck a once-excellent university. Last April 11, the university’s administration rolled out “...

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  • How North Carolina Colleges Are Responding to COVID-19

    The coronavirus pandemic has injected uncertainty into nearly every aspect of society—and higher education is no exception. As North Carolina’s leaders grapple with the challenges posed by curbing the virus’ spread, dramatic policy decisions are ...

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  • After Renowned Psychologist Testifies at Weinstein Trial, NYU Revokes Invitation

    Elizabeth Loftus is perhaps one of the world’s most renowned cognitive psychologists. She is a distinguished professor of psychology at the University of California-Irvine where she lectures about the cognitive sciences and in the law school. She has ...

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  • Did You Know? UNC Graduation Rates Have Increased, Many Still Very Low

    Timely graduation rates reveal a lot about how well colleges are fulfilling their academic mission. If, for example, the majority of students don’t graduate in the traditional four-year period—or even in five years—a fundamental ...

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  • Why Art Matters

    What do conservatives want to conserve? Clearly, conservatives everywhere desire the preservation and maintenance of the good things belonging to their various cultures that have been passed down from previous generations to their present time. That desire also implies conservatives ...

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  • To Tamp Down the Coronavirus, Traditional Higher Ed Goes Online

    In the span of a few days, coronavirus has upended American higher education. More than 400 colleges have canceled classes or moved them online to slow the virus’s spread. While some schools hope that the shift will be temporary, ...

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  • American Education Just Lost a Great Champion of Innovation

    Education has lost one its most important disruptors: Clayton Christensen, PhD and distinguished professor at Harvard Business School. After a successful career as the CEO of CPS Technologies, Christensen returned to school at age 40 to earn his PhD in business ...

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  • Did You Know? College Shutdowns from Coronavirus at 100+ and Counting

    As the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus quickly rises in America, colleges have started to take action. Scores of them have extended their spring breaks, shut down campuses, moved classes online, and a few have even canceled spring semester. ...

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