Academic Questions

Higher Ed Reform

Political Disparities in the Academy: It’s More than Self-Selection

John Paul Wright
Ryan T. Motz
Timothy S. Nixon

The political imbalance on most college faculties is often attributed to “self-selection,” the aggregation of left-leaning cognitive high-performers voluntarily choosing to pursue academic careers. But a large survey performed years ago shows large numbers of academics shifted to the left after joining the professoriate, partially in response to career incentives.

Humanists in High Dudgeon: The CFR-ALSCW Standoff

John Agresto

It's time to remember that the liberal arts "are not simply of personal benefit or esoteric private enjoyment but are and have always been of inestimable value to society."