Eye on Academia Episode 5

The Martin Center’s team of higher education experts discuss a promising new law in Florida that promotes free speech and ends political litmus tests, some major changes in university libraries, and the infantilization of college students.

Preserving the Canon: Great Books Programs at America’s Colleges and Universities

Read the full report here: https://www.jamesgmartin.center/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Preserving-the-Canon-Great-Books-Programs-at-Americas-Colleges-and-Universities.pdf

Eye on Academia: John Staddon Interview

Experimental psychobiologist John Staddon discusses his new book, “Science in an Age of Unreason.” Staddon contends that we are entering a period fraught with peril for the world of science, as its mission is being perverted by both careerism and a new “woke” moral system that rejects facts.

Education Book Discussion Featuring David E. Bernstein

The Martin Center hosted a webinar with David E. Bernstein, professor of law at the Antonin Scalia Law School and executive director at the Liberty & Law Center where Professor Bernstein discussed his latest book, Classified: The Untold Story of Racial Classification in America.

Why Should Civics Education be Reformed?

Read the full Blue Print for Reform: https://www.jamesgmartin.center/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Blueprint-for-Reform-Civics-Education.pdf


Eye on Academia Episode 4

Today’s podcast includes a discussion about how Artificial Intelligence could change higher ed, a look at some woke “diversity” policies may violate discrimination laws, and an examination of some attempts to introduce traditional civics education into state university systems’ curricula.

Artificial Intelligence, ChatGPT, and Integrity in Higher Education – Event Recording

We apologize for the audio; this event took place at an indoor/outdoor location. Join Martin Center president Dr. Jenna Robinson and UNC-Chapel Hill professor Mark McNeilly for a night of discussion about how AI is affecting higher education and integrity in the classroom.

Eye on Academia Episode 3

Analysts from the James G. Martin Center for Policy Analysis discuss an attempt by the establishment left in North Carolina to wrest control over the university system from reform-minded legislators, the rapid increase in the number of colleges that no longer require SAT or ACT scores, and a brewing power struggle between schools of education and legislators over the proper way to teach elementary literacy.

Eye on Academia Episode 2

The Martin Center’s team of higher education policy experts discuss some positive developments regarding campus free speech, how higher education accrediting agencies actively support “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” mandates, and some recent attempts to  unionize student workers.

Eye on Academia Episode 1

In this initial episode of Eye on Academia, host Jay Schalin brings together Martin Center analysts Jenna Robinson, Graham Hillard, and Shannon Watkins to discuss the future of higher education in light of current trends such as demographic changes, a growing awareness of alternate pathways to careers, and a disturbing rejection of meritocratic standards.

Podcast: https://eyeonacademia.podbean.com/e/episode-1/