The Pope Center Wants You—to Write about Higher Education!
The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy in North Carolina is seeking writers knowledgeable about higher education to contribute original articles to its website. The Pope Center is a Raleigh, North Carolina-based think tank that seeks to improve higher education; part of its mission is to serve as a forum for ideas about how to reform higher education from a free market perspective. As such, the Center constantly seek new ideas and contributions for its website from those who are in the best position to know what is going on inside the Ivory Tower—i.e., you, the faculty.
Article topics include higher education administration, finances, governance, standards, efficiency, enrollment, employment, pedagogy, and the curriculum, as well as exposure of bias, politicization, corruption, and poor practices. Samples of past articles can be found at www.popecenter.org.
The Pope Center website receives an average of 50,000 visitors per month, and its readers tend to be influential in higher education reform circles, generally coming from academia, the media, reformist think tanks, and the political world. The Center’s web content has a visible impact on the national discussion of higher education reform.
The Pope Center has a format and approach for its stories that is consistent, so there is likely to be a fair amount of editing, with the final version to be approved by the author, of course. The preferred length for articles is between 1,000 and 1,400 words. If the Center post your article, it will pay an honorarium of up to $200, depending on the depth of the story and the amount of editing required.
If you are interested in contributing, please contact Jay Schalin: firstname.lastname@example.org.