Academic freedom

Theologian whose views on evolution differed from his church loses tenured job

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Theologian who wrote of ability of Christians to embrace evolution loses his tenured position at Northwest Nazarene U. -- and his supporters aren't accepting the university's explanations.

Students criticize administration's response to what they term hate speech by a professor

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Connecticut College professor accused of hate speech against Palestinians in Facebook post about "rabid pit bull" in Gaza. Dispute sets off debate on free expression, bias and more.

Does academic freedom mean researchers need not reveal their funding sources?

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U. of Delaware won't answer a congressman's request to find out who is paying for work by a researcher who denies climate change. Is protecting such information a faculty right?

Yale professors object to 'vague' new faculty conduct policy

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Yale professors oppose draft policy on their conduct that they say is vague on what they could be punished for and what the sanctions would be -- not to mention that it excludes administrators.

Oklahoma legislature targets AP US history framework for being 'negative'

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Historians condemn recent attempt by Oklahoma legislature to defund AP American history curriculum for being too "negative."

UNC board panel wants to shut down center on poverty led by faculty member who criticizes conservatives

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Professor who leads center on poverty repeatedly criticizes conservative leaders -- and board panel of allies of those he criticized moves to eliminate his research center.

Marquette moves to fire controversial faculty blogger

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Marquette moves to dismiss controversial tenured professor who on his blog criticized a graduate student by name.

Paris attacks reignite debate over university presses' commitment to free speech.

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Terrorist attacks in Paris have resurrected a free speech battle between a scholar and Yale U. Press, which removed cartoons about Muhammad from her book.

Open records and academic freedom come to a head in Kansas

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Legal fight at University of Kansas over emails from a professor who has received funding from the Koch brothers sets off a debate about undue influence and academic freedom. 

New book argues for more effective, collaborative methods of shared governance

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New book from William Bowen and Eugene Tobin argues for more effective, nimble and collaborative approach to institutional decision-making, saying new models of shared governance are needed. Some of the authors' suggestions are sure to be controversial.

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