Martin Center Provides Guidance on Implementation of South Dakota Free Speech and Intellectual Diversity Law

South Dakota is one of the latest states to adopt legislation promoting free speech and intellectual diversity at its public universities. South Dakota Board of Regents will hold a public hearing on intellectual diversity in higher education on June 26. The purpose of the hearing is to develop the most effective and responsible means of … Continue reading “Martin Center Provides Guidance on Implementation of South Dakota Free Speech and Intellectual Diversity Law”


Retired English Professor Nan Miller Joins Martin Center Board

Nan Miller of Raleigh, North Carolina has joined The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal’s board of directors. Miller taught college composition and literature for 26 years: 8 years at North Carolina State University and 18 years at Meredith College, where she founded and directed the Meredith College Writing Center. In 2006, the Martin … Continue reading “Retired English Professor Nan Miller Joins Martin Center Board”


Martin Center Supports Protections for North Carolina Students’ Due Process Rights

The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal endorses the National Coalition for Men Carolinas’ “Statement in Support of Due Process Protections for North Carolina University Students.” The statement urges North Carolina to ensure the “fair, equitable, and unbiased treatment” of students facing disciplinary proceedings by statute. Although an existing North Carolina statute preserves K-12 … Continue reading “Martin Center Supports Protections for North Carolina Students’ Due Process Rights”


Martin Center Endorses National Association of Scholars Statement on Free Speech

Earlier today, the National Association of Scholars (NAS) issued an important statement on the Higher Education Act, which is currently up for reauthorization by Congress. The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, alongside 50 additional signatories, proudly endorses the National Association of Scholars’ call to include protections for First Amendment rights on American college … Continue reading “Martin Center Endorses National Association of Scholars Statement on Free Speech”


Report: Education Schools Becoming Excessively Politicized

A new report from The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal traces the politicization of university schools of education over the course of the past century and finds evidence that it may be too late to reverse the politicization process. The Politicization of University Schools of Education: The Long March through the Education Schools … Continue reading “Report: Education Schools Becoming Excessively Politicized”


Breaking Down Barriers: How North Carolina Can Improve Postsecondary Attainment

Policies which remove barriers to college completion and encourage responsible borrowing are critical to postsecondary attainment in North Carolina. The president of The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, Jenna A. Robinson, has authored one of the latest policy briefs on postsecondary education for myFutureNC, a statewide commission focused on educational attainment in North … Continue reading “Breaking Down Barriers: How North Carolina Can Improve Postsecondary Attainment”


Report: NC Colleges and Universities Improve Campus Free Speech Protections

Eight years ago, the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal partnered with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) to evaluate policies and regulations affecting free speech rights at North Carolina colleges and universities. In 2010, no North Carolina college or university, public or private, received FIRE’s “green light” rating. This meant that … Continue reading “Report: NC Colleges and Universities Improve Campus Free Speech Protections”


How North Carolina is Fixing Higher Education

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”


Martin Center President Testifies Before U.S. Senate Committee

  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”


Shaw Named Chair of Martin Center Board of Directors

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”