Academic Questions

Academic Questions

Toward an American Liberal Education

John Agresto

In the Summer 2017 Academic Questions (vol. 30, no. 2), John Agresto argues the usefulness and value of a liberal education in twenty-first century America.

English Compositionism as Fraud and Failure

Jeffrey Zorn

English composition departments often neglect to teach English composition itself.

The Campaign to Discredit Regnerus and the Assault on Peer Review

Peter Wood

The Mark Regnerus case is a stellar illustration of the "political vortex that surrounds academic peer review."

Scholasticism: Causes and Cures

Lawrence M. Mead

In the second part of “The Other Danger…Scholasticism in Academic Research” (Academic Questions, Winter 2010), Lawrence M. Mead defines “scholasticism” as the ever narrowing focus on subject matter that is of interest only to other academics studying the same arcane material.

For Members Only: Feminism on Campus Today

Karin Agness

This essay on campus feminism appeared in the "Student Culture" issue of Academic Questions (vol. 23, no. 2).