Policy Brief: Higher Education After COVID-19

The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal has published “Higher Education After COVID-19,” a policy brief to guide universities’ response to the harsh financial realities imposed by the pandemic. COVID-19 and state economic shutdowns are predicted to cause record enrollment declines and decreased revenues from endowments, private gifts, and state appropriations. To help higher … Continue reading “Policy Brief: Higher Education After COVID-19”


Martin Center Files Amicus Brief with Arizona Supreme Court

On March 31, the Martin Center filed an amicus brief urging the Arizona Supreme Court to hold that the Constitution’s mandate that “the instruction furnished shall be as nearly free as possible” is a justiciable question. The Martin Center argued that sustained increases are incompatible with the provision in Arizona’s Constitution that “the instruction furnished [at public … Continue reading “Martin Center Files Amicus Brief with Arizona Supreme Court”


Hiring Summer Interns

The Martin Center is seeking three research interns for its summer 2020 internship program. The interns will work with staff and scholars at the Martin Center and will learn about higher education and free-market principles through assigned readings and speaker events. Our interns research policy for our scholars and write articles. Our summer interns work … Continue reading “Hiring Summer Interns”


Now Hiring: Higher Education Policy Fellow

Higher Education Policy Fellowship The Martin Center’s Higher Education Policy Fellowship is offered annually to a recent college or university graduate who has an interest in reforming higher education and pursuing a career in public policy, academia, journalism, or philanthropy. The fellow spends a year at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal working … Continue reading “Now Hiring: Higher Education Policy Fellow”


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”