The Pope Center for Higher Education Policy kicked off its third ?Spirit of Inquiry? Contest on January 15. The goal of the contest is to find, reward, and publicize the best courses in North Carolina?those that invite open inquiry, allow students to explore ideas, and encourage freedom of thought.

Students can nominate courses here.

Students who nominate the winning courses will receive a $250 gift card for the student bookstore at their university. The winning professors will also be rewarded at a banquet in the fall. Nominations close May 15.