Academic freedom

A Loyalty Oath Firing in 2008

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Instructor at Cal State East Bay loses position after trying to amend required statement.

This Course Brought to You By....

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At Hunter College, was a professor pressured to teach a course "sponsored" by an industry group, based in part on creating a fake student to fool other students?

'Academic Freedom in the Wired World'

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Robert M. O'Neil has been a player on academic freedom issues from many perspectives. He has been a university president (University of Virginia, University of Wisconsin System), a legal scholar (law professor at U.Va.), and First Amendment advocate (director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression). He has also been chair of the American Association of University Professors' committee on academic freedom.

Art and the College Administrator

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Why will officials who would think twice before banning a book close or alter an exhibit or play? Why is academic freedom more difficult to defend in a theater or museum?

'Virtual Jihadi' Leaves RPI; Controversy Doesn't

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute announced Monday that it would not permit the re-opening of a controversial video exhibit that the university suspended last week. RPI's announcement -- both the decision and the way it was explained -- infuriated the artist and art professors, who moved the video to a gallery off the campus. There, students who are active in the College Republicans at RPI followed them to picket and protest outside, while others streamed in to see the show.

Defining a Ban on Secret Research

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Board of anthropology association pushes ahead to restore prohibition on studies that can't be shared, but hesitates on absolutist language encouraged by members.

Not So Free Speech in Campus Governance

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Faculty groups fear federal court decision endangers the right of professors at public institutions to speak out on matters of campus policy.

A Civil Society and the Controversies Within It

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What are the challenges in conducting civil conversations on controversial subjects on college campuses today -- and at summits meant to address just that issue?

Faculty Are Liberal -- Who Cares?

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New study -- by a bipartisan research team -- finds that professoriate indeed leans left, but there is no evidence that this tilt has any impact on students' views.

Tenure as a Tarnished Brass Ring

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Has the system become so flawed that it's not worth it any more? Why are some tenured, liberal professors challenging what others long for?

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