Academic freedom

AAUP asserts that instructors should control classroom curricular decisions

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When it comes to course content, individual instructors -- including adjuncts -- should call the shots, even in multisection courses, AAUP says in a new statement.

A Peking U. professor is fired in what's seen as a test case for academic freedom

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Peking U. fires economics professor  in widely watched test case for academic freedom in China -- an outcome that some Western academics have said should raise questions about partnerships there.

New AAUP report urges faculty to protect intellectual property rights

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A new report from AAUP charges that universities are trying to diminish professors' patent rights in the age of online content.

Providence College reverses ban on speaker who favors same-sex marriage, but questions remain

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Facing faculty and student outrage, college says it will permit an academic speaker in favor of same-sex marriage, under certain conditions.

U. of Kansas professor suspended after anti-NRA tweet

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A tenured Kansas professor's Twitter remark was distasteful by all accounts, but faculty advocates and free speech experts say it didn't warrant immediate suspension.

Oregon professors object to contract language divorcing academic freedom from free speech

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At U. of Oregon, some professors fear that administrators are using contract negotiations to undercut academic freedom rights.


University of Michigan offers new invitation to Alice Walker

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In wake of rescinded offer, U. of Michigan extends new invitation and pledges commitment to free speech.

University of Michigan rescinds invitation to Alice Walker

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Author says donors pressured U. of Michigan to rescind an invitation. University says she wasn't "optimum choice" for an event.


Convictions of Turkish academics provoke outcry from international scholarly groups

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International scholarly groups raise concerns about the long sentences handed down to six Turkish academics and former university rectors caught up in a massive terrorism-related trial widely condemned as unjust.

U. of California Board of Regents adopts new measure for academic freedom

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U. of California board -- responding to 2006 Supreme Court ruling -- codifies the right of professors to offer views on any policy or action of the university.


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