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.
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.
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'.