Educational Institutions

National Association of Scholars

  • Princeton, NJ
  • www.nas.org

Mission Statement

Established in 1987, NAS seeks to counteract the decline in American undergraduate education, which has occurred so widely since the late 1960s. Specifically, this means the restoration of the traditional liberal arts requirements based on the seminal works of Western Civilization, the re-establishment of rigorous academic standards, and opposition to the politically tendentious courses now so widespread on many campuses. NAS also seeks to preserve academic freedom from increasing encroachment by campus speech codes, which often impede the free exchange of ideas and open debate.

Main Programs

  1. Academic Questions
Service Areas

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National

The organization serves primarily the continental United States

ruling year

1991

Principal Officer since 2008

Self-reported

Dr. Peter W. Wood

Keywords

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Higher Education reform, promote traditional liberal arts and academic freedom

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Also Known As

NAS

EIN

11-2741490

 Number

7407494528

Physical Address

1 Airport Place Suite 7

Princeton, NJ 08540 1532

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Academic Questions

From our national headquarters in Princeton, NJ, NAS sponsors a network of 45 state affiliates, and publishes Academic Questions, a quarterly journal, and NAS Update, our regular newsletter. Our major research projects are conducted from our Princeton office as well. We also hold periodic regional conferences and a national conference every 18 months, devoted to timely issues in contemporary higher education.

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Service Areas

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National

The organization serves primarily the continental United States

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOLARS
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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National Association of Scholars

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dr. Peter W. Wood

BIO

Peter Wood succeeded Stephen H. Balch as NAS President in December, 2008, and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization.  He is also the Editor of Academic Questions, and also supervises the NAS web page, for which he writes regularly.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Stephen H. Balsch

National Association of Scholars

Term: 2008 - 2012

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