Academic Freedom

Academic Freedom
Apr 28, 2015
AAUP report on Steven Salaita case at U of Illinois says the institution summarily dismissed him for protected, extramural speech. University could face formal vote of censure.

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September 10, 2014

In his first public remarks since losing his job offer, controversial scholar says he still wants to teach at U. of Illinois.

September 9, 2014

As Berkeley chancellor joins those calling for more civility in academe, faculty critics see an attack on academic freedom.

August 15, 2014

In the backlash over Cary Nelson backing the U. of Illinois for denying a job to a controversial scholar, no one is more surprised at the outrage than Cary Nelson.

July 11, 2014

Adjuncts protest unexpectedly small paychecks, alleged faculty "blacklist" at Northern New Mexico College.

May 8, 2014

Should a history that includes membership in the Symbionese Liberation Army and jail time disqualify one from keeping an adjunct job? Even if the instructor was open about it and received rave teaching reviews?

April 18, 2014

New AAUP report accuses U. of Colorado-Boulder administrators of violating academic freedom in their reaction to a sexism investigation of philosophy department this year.

March 28, 2014

Board chair at George Washington U. says shared governance policy review shed light on faculty "bullying" of those off the tenure track. But not everyone agrees with his analysis or solutions.

January 14, 2014

Following recent open records requests targeting controversial professors at other institutions, UCLA releases statement to protect the privacy of scholarly communications.

January 8, 2014

Academic freedom watchdogs paid little attention to Louis Wozniak's case at U. of Illinois because it appeared he had due process. But was he treated fairly?

December 17, 2013

AAUP finds that professor was denied tenure for his role in a conflict between linguistics and TESL faculty, which helped prompt a faculty vote of no confidence in Northeastern Illinois U.'s president and provost.

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