Institutional Neutrality

Institutional neutrality is a principle that colleges and universities shouldn’t take a stand one way or another on political or polarizing issues.


Legislative Protections of Campus Free Speech

One way to protect free speech on campus is to pass free speech legislation at the state level.


Bowen’s Rule

Why does college keep getting so expensive? Bowen’s Rule is a theory that sheds light on that question.

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Academic Freedom

Academic freedom is the freedom to pursue the truth through open inquiry, exploration, and experimentation. However, it is not limitless.


The Chicago Principles

In 2014, the University of Chicago released a set of guiding principles affirming its dedication to free and open discourse. The statement is now commonly known as the “Chicago Principles.”


Due Process on Campus

Shannon Watkins talks about how students accused of non-academic misconduct are often denied their basic due process rights in campus proceedings.

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A Higher Education Moment: University Foundations

Shannon Watkins discusses how university foundations are the source of many examples of waste, fraud, and abuse.


The Chicago Principles

In 2014, the University of Chicago released a set of guiding principles affirming its dedication to free and open discourse. The statement is now commonly known as the “Chicago Principles.”

In this video, Shannon Watkins explains the Chicago Principles and their importance to colleges and universities across the country.

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Interview with Dr. Andrew Taylor: Political Science at NC State

Andrew Taylor, professor of political science at North Carolina State University, discusses his research on bias and groupthink in the field of political science, as well as his efforts to promote intellectual diversity on the NC State campus.