Faculty Teaching Loads in the UNC System

This paper by Jay Schalin, the Pope Center’s director of policy analysis, explores the teaching loads of faculty in the University of North Carolina system. It finds that the university overstates the actual teaching duties of professors and recommends that the UNC Board of Governors conduct a comprehensive study of faculty workloads.


General Education at NC State

In the Pope Center’s latest report, Jay Schalin, director of policy analysis, says that North Carolina State University’s general education program is “deeply flawed” because students can select from courses that are “too narrow,” “trivial,” and often “inspired by political correctness.”


General Education at UNC-Chapel Hill

This report evaluates Chapel Hill’s general education program–the school’s requirements for graduation outside the major subject–in light of the traditional goals of general education.



The State of the State University

“The State of the State University” by Jenna Ashley Robinson compiles publicly available data about the University of North Carolina system.






State Investment in Universities: Rethinking the Impact on Economic Growth

Policymakers today commonly assume that investing taxpayers’ funds into higher education leads to major payoffs in economic growth. This report looks at broader economic studies that attempts to correlate expenditures with results.