Jane S. Shaw, board chair of the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, praised North Carolina’s higher education reforms in American Spectator last week. She named several important changes made by the UNC System Board of Governors and the North Carolina General Assembly over the last decade that have made North Carolina’s colleges and … Continue reading “How North Carolina is Fixing Higher Education”
Dr. Jenna A. Robinson, president of The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, provided testimony on college affordability to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on Tuesday, February 6. She spoke to the committee about the effects of federal student aid on the cost of higher education. Representatives from … Continue reading “Martin Center President Testifies Before U.S. Senate Committee”
The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal is pleased to announce Jane S. Shaw’s election as chair of the nonprofit’s board of directors. “It is an honor to have been elected chair,” Shaw said. “I am fortunate to follow a chairman, Arch T. Allen, who had a clear vision of a better system of … Continue reading “Shaw Named Chair of Martin Center Board of Directors”
On Monday, January 30 at 12PM, former North Carolina governor James G. Martin and Martin Center president Jenna Robinson will present “The Past and Future of Higher Education Reform in North Carolina.” Martin and Robinson will discuss the changing higher education challenges in North Carolina, how the Martin Center has addressed them, and the Martin … Continue reading “Former Gov. Jim Martin to Speak on Higher Education in NC”
The Pope Center is changing its name at the beginning of 2017. The Pope Center for Higher Education Policy is excited to announce that it will soon change its name to the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal. The new name was announced at the Pope Center’s first annual policy banquet on November 10 … Continue reading “New Name for the Pope Center”
A new report from the Pope Center recommends legal action as the best means to balance the rights of all academic freedom stakeholders. The current consensus on academic freedom is inadequate for today’s politically-charged higher education environment, and a new framework that more equitably represents all stakeholders is urgently needed. That is a key finding … Continue reading “Toward a New Consensus on Academic Freedom”
Robert L. Shibley and Garland S. Tucker, III have joined the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy board of directors. Pope Center president Jenna A. Robinson said, “We’re excited to add new members with such expertise and passion to our board.”
The John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy has released its biennial report on the University of North Carolina system, “The State of the State University 2015: Critical Facts about the University of North Carolina System.”
The John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy will soon publish a new report entitled “The Decline of the English Department.” Authored by director of policy analysis Jay Schalin, the report investigates current trends in English departments, including why student enrollment has declined in English departments at American universities and how both internal and external pressures have led to widespread changes in the discipline’s curriculum.
Milton Friedman, recognized as the most influential economist of the last century, will be the focal point at the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy’s Friedman Legacy Day on July 31 in Pinehurst, NC.