Academic freedom

Academic freedom

Students holding a homemade protest sign, printed on a sheet, that says "Protect DEI! Increase Black enrollment! Defy DeSantis!"
Mar 31, 2023
Inside Higher Ed asked 40 public college presidents in Florida to weigh in on state higher education reforms. None were willing to speak, even when offered anonymity.


July 28, 2022
A gathering of academic administrators gets schooled in why students see their speech rights slipping—and what colleges can do about it.
July 26, 2022
Jonathan Zimmerman writes that academic freedom protects Amy Wax’s right to speak her mind—but not her reported discriminatory behavior toward students and colleagues.
July 25, 2022
A reorganization plan is poised to take effect at Texas A&M University at Qatar. Faculty members at both the branch campus and in College Station are pushing back.
July 19, 2022
Dean of law school says she deserves a “major sanction.” A faculty panel is studying the issues involved with her statements about Black, Asian, Latino, Jewish and gay people.
July 7, 2022
Academic freedom is threatened both by the growing use of contingent faculty contracts and the inclusion of diversity, equity and inclusion standards for tenure, Steven McGuire writes.
July 6, 2022
A former lecturer in business at the University of Connecticut wins his lawsuit against the university—11 years after he initially filed. What does this mean for whistle-blowers in academe?
June 17, 2022
Dissecting an unhelpful—and potentially even harmful—contribution to a sensitive debate.
June 17, 2022
Sloppy scholarship and overarching conclusions.
June 9, 2022
PEN America and the American Association of Colleges and Universities come out once more against so-called divisive concepts bans, saying they represent the biggest threat of all to free speech.
June 6, 2022
Newly revealed draft legislation shows that Florida governor Ron DeSantis sought to give state officials more control of public colleges and universities, including over hiring and curriculum.


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