Higher education (page 2)

  • Post

    Martin Center column focuses on transfer student success

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center highlights a program designed to help students transferring into the University of North Carolina. Jumping right into a four-year university after high school isn’t for everybody. There are numerous reasons why, for some students, attending a community college and then transferring to a…
    Mitch Kokai, September 9, 2019
  • Post

    Martin Center column focuses on the best college-level teachers

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center devotes her latest column to the question of who teaches college students best. As a way to help professors balance their two roles, “discussion sections” have become a common teaching model in academia. In a discussion section, a professor shares teaching responsibilities with…
    Mitch Kokai, September 6, 2019
  • Post

    Martin Center looks at destinations for UNC System grads

    Madeline Baker writes for the Martin Center about the likelihood that UNC System graduates will stay in North Carolina. [A]fter earning a bachelor’s degree, nearly 80 percent of UNC graduates remain in North Carolina. Students make connections with professors and local employers, making it easier to get an in-state…
    Mitch Kokai, September 5, 2019
  • Post

    Leef asks whether higher ed can be restored

    George Leef’s latest Martin Center column ponders whether higher education reform efforts have a chance of success. People who analyze and write about higher education generally fall into two camps. One camp consists of those who believe that our system is “the envy of the world” and just needs…
    Mitch Kokai, September 4, 2019
  • Post

    A ‘revolutionary’ higher ed reform

    Willis Krumholz uses a Federalist column to urge conservative support for reforming higher education. Speakers such as Heather Mac Donald have done an excellent job of highlighting examples of the far-left bias that is prevalent at America’s higher ed institutions. Conservative YouTube channels are great at highlighting the…
    Mitch Kokai, September 4, 2019
  • Post

    Oberlin prof dissects clear case of campus craziness

    Retired Oberlin College Professor Abraham Socher offers Commentary readers a detailed description of a disturbing incident involving the famed liberal school. The jury found that Oberlin College and its dean of students had maliciously libeled the Gibson family as racists and deliberately damaged their business by suspending and…
    Mitch Kokai, September 3, 2019
  • Post

    Martin Center reviews past year of UNC free-speech issues

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center reviews recent free-speech developments on UNC campuses. Fortunately, there has been some progress since the Martin Center’s 2018 review of UNC system schools. The most notable improvement is that three schools have earned the highest free speech rating from the Foundation for Individual…
    Mitch Kokai, September 2, 2019
  • Post

    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A recent poll suggests that North Carolina will produce another close presidential battle in 2020. Rick Henderson analyzes presidential numbers and other highlights from the latest Civitas Poll for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops assesses the ongoing debate over school year starting dates…
    Mitch Kokai, August 30, 2019