Leadership in Education for a Free Society


This conference explored the role of excellence in higher education within a free society. We considered particularly the responsibility that university deans or presidents exercise over how college education prepares or fails to prepare the next generation to be responsible individuals living in a free society.


Conference Readings

Amacher, Ryan C. and Roger E. Meiners. Faulty Towers: Tenure and the Structure of Higher Education. Oakland: The Independent Institute, 2004.

Bok, Derek. Our Underachieving Colleges: A Candid Look at How Much Students Learn and Why They Should Be Learning More. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006.

Buckley, William F., Jr. God and Man at Yale: The Superstitions of "Academic Freedom". Washington, D.C.: Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2002.

Donoghue, Frank. The Last Professors: The Corporate University and the Fate of the Humanities. New York City: Fordham University Press, 2008.

Hutchins, Robert Maynard. The Higher Learning in America (Fifth Printing). New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 1995, 2004, 2005.

Kirk, Russell, "The Revitalized College: A Model." in Education in a Free Society, Edited by Anne Husted Burleigh, 131-164. Indianapolis: LibertyPress, 1973.

Manne, Henry G., "The Political Economy of Modern Universities." in Education in a Free Society, edited by Anne Husted Burleigh, 165-205. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 1973.

Murray, Charles. Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America's Schools Back to Reality. New York City: Crown Forum, 2008.

Newman, John Henry. The Idea of a University. Edited by Frank M. Turner. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996.

Vedder, Richard. Going Broke by Degree. Washington, D.C.: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 2004.