2019 Report: UNC System Shows Improvement in Free Speech Policies, Shortcomings in Institutional Neutrality

“Free Speech at UNC 2019,” the Martin Center’s second annual report on the state of free speech and institutional neutrality in the UNC system, reveals substantial gains in freedom of speech since 2018. But more universities have taken official stances on political issues, which may bring them into non-compliance with state law. Since the publication of last … Continue reading “2019 Report: UNC System Shows Improvement in Free Speech Policies, Shortcomings in Institutional Neutrality”


Hiring Research Intern

The Martin Center is seeking a research intern for the 2019-2020 academic year. The intern will work with staff and scholars at the Martin Center and will learn about higher education and free-market principles. Our interns research policy for our scholars and write articles. Our research interns work 10-16 hours per week and earn $10 … Continue reading “Hiring Research Intern”


Volunteer Opportunity

The Martin Center needs a volunteer to help manage our growing library. A library volunteer will help with cataloging new additions, reshelving publications, and keeping our Amazon Wish List up to date. These responsibilities will require about one hour of work per week. The schedule is flexible, and no library experience is necessary! For more … Continue reading “Volunteer Opportunity”


Now Hiring Video Production Intern

We are seeking a video production intern who will help produce and edit short Martin Center videos that audiences find attractive, engaging, and informative. Other responsibilities may include sharing and promoting the Martin Center’s work on social media. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, has strong visual communication skills, and is enthused about our mission to … Continue reading “Now Hiring Video Production Intern”


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”