Academic Freedom

Academic Freedom
Nov 29, 2018
Adult film star's invite to campus gets a Wisconsin chancellor in trouble. Some see hypocrisy on the part of the state university system, which passed a lengthy free speech policy just last year. Does the system only care about some speech?

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February 15, 2013

Is it ever legitimate for an instructor to bar use of a "biased" news source for a class assignment?

February 8, 2013

A university librarian finds himself sued for questioning the quality of an academic press.

January 23, 2013

AAUP's new recommendations for increasing adjuncts' role in governance include job security safeguards.

December 18, 2012

With several high-profile disputes recently settled, and another in litigation, questions arise about university's commitment to diversity and academic freedom, as well as its tenure process.

December 12, 2012

In an unusual twist, a Texas Tech professor is suing the university for allegedly denying him high-profile jobs based on his skepticism of a status most faculty members want.

May 29, 2012

Instructor raised concern about separation of church and state at a public university. The day she went public with the threatening e-mails she received, her courses for the fall disappeared.

December 15, 2011

Tom Emmer, who lost race for governor in Minnesota last year, loses shot at teaching spot at Hamline University, too. The reason, he says: his conservative views.

December 13, 2011

In case that critics say shows a harassment policy out of control, U. of Denver professor plans to teach the same course that got him suspended.

October 20, 2011

A dean at William & Mary sends out an e-mail to faculty members asking them not to use the word "retard."

December 14, 2010

Penn State professors move to give more leeway to faculty members dealing with controversial issues. 

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