Higher Education | 2002 Archive


October

Oct. 25th — New General-Education Curriculum Proposed for UNC-Chapel Hill
Over a hundred faculty worked with a handful of students and staff members at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to produce a proposed new general education curriculum for the university. Their report, "Making Connections: An Initial Proposal to Revise the General Education Curriculum," is a significant step toward the first major overhaul of UNC-CH's general education curriculum since 1980.

Oct. 18th — Political indoctrination on campus?
Are claims that some professors use their classes more to indoctrinate students in their own political ideology than to teach them anything true? Or are they like Elvis sightings? Liberal faculty members and administrators often scoff at such complaints, saying that the students who lodge them are just hypersensitive gripers.

Oct. 11th — UNCG faculty's gesture sends a lesson to legislators (well, it should)
The faculty at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro have provided state legislators and others a lesson in responsibility and charity in the face of dire fiscal times.

Oct. 4th — AAUP committee will work to ensure academic freedom -- of the left
If the announced concerns of the American Association of University Professors' special committee to study academic freedom in the wake of Sept. 11 are any indication, look for more rarefied hand-wringing over the academic left's travails and cricket-chirruping silence over others'.

Oct. 1st — No. 620: Approaching the Qu'ran, Retreating From the Truth
Forget about "academic freedom," UNC-CH's Qur'an reading requirement was really about leftist control.

Oct. 1st — No. 620: Approaching the Qu'ran, Retreating From the Truth
Forget about "academic freedom," UNC-CH's Qur'an reading requirement was really about leftist control.

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