Governance – Winter 2017

Our Winter 2017 issue of Governance highlights our name change from the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy to the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal. Articles address the politics of tenure and the state of free speech on campus in North Carolina.

Governance – Fall 2016

In this issue of Governance, we encourage colleges and universities to review their academic freedom policies. We also examine the federal Department of Education’s actions against for-profit schools and its recent interpretations of Title IX.

Governance – Spring 2016

This issue of Governance (Spring 2016) looks at policy changes around the country, from “free” college to campus carry. We also examine higher education legislation that was recently introduced in Congress.

Governance – Winter 2016

We’ve dedicated this issue of Governance (Winter 2016) to looking at ways to decrease the costs of higher education for students, parents, and taxpayers in North Carolina.

Governance – Fall 2015

This issue (Fall 2015) is dedicated to First Amendment rights on North Carolina’s campuses. We provide free speech ratings for each UNC system institution and explore the creation of the “Chicago Principles.” We also discuss recent policy changes that we hope will provide better protection for expression on campus.

Governance – July 2015

We provide criteria for resizing the UNC system, review the results of a Civitas Institute poll, challenge faculty to teach more, and explain why the North Carolina General Assembly should end funding for summer bridge programs. (July 2015)

Governance – March 2015

We explore the competency-based academic model of Western Governors University, applaud the UNC Board of Governors’ step toward transparency, and offer recommendations to the search committee charged with finding a new president for the UNC system. (March 2015)

Governance – October 2014

We discuss controversial presidential searches around the country, propose five ideas for the UNC Board of Governors, and report on a new rating of North Carolina education schools. (October 2014)

Governance – April 2014

In this issue, we take a look at the NC General Assembly’s shift towards “performance funding” for the UNC higher education system.  We also examine the Board of Governor’s need for an executive secretary or executive director, a position proposed by the Pope Center in the past.

Governance – January 2014

In this issue of Governance, we examine the changes happening at the University of Wisconsin and their fight for who should run the university.  We also take a look at a few reforms enacted by the UNC Board of Governors.