The Chronicle of Higher Education | Academic Freedom http://chronicle.com/topic/Academic-Freedom/103/ Topics :: Academic Freedom Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:06:04 EDT <![CDATA[Bias Charges Divide Jewish Groups]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131613/ http://chronicle.com/article/Bias-Charges-Divide-Jewish/131613/ Increasing reports of anti-Semitic words and deeds raise issues of academic freedom, and the groups disagree over when and how to complain.

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Sun, 22 Apr 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[As Beef Cattle Become Behemoths, Who Are Animal Scientists Serving?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131480/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-Beef-Cattle-Become/131480/ The financial ties between pharmaceutical companies and agricultural schools have grown deep. And even at public colleges, they're often kept secret.

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Sun, 15 Apr 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Legal Dispute Pits Washington State U.'s Journalism School Against Free-Speech Groups]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130979/ http://chronicle.com/article/Legal-Dispute-Pits-Washington/130979/ A professor says he faced retaliation for protected speech. Two First Amendment advocacy groups are arguing in his favor, citing a threat to academic freedom.

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Thu, 01 Mar 2012 04:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[A Professor From the Big City Scrutinizes His Iowa Home]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130664/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Professor-From-the-Big-City/130664/ Stephen Bloom, who teaches journalism at the University of Iowa, gave his students a real-life lesson in how not to improve town-gown relations.

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Sun, 05 Feb 2012 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[5 Minutes With the Leader of a Catholic-College Group That Opposes a U.S. Ruling on Contraceptives]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130657/ http://chronicle.com/article/5-Minutes-With-the-Leader-of-a/130657/ The head of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities discusses President Obama's requirement for birth control in health plans.

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Thu, 02 Feb 2012 21:50:00 EST
<![CDATA[Copyright Goes Philosophical]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130451/ http://chronicle.com/article/Copyright-Goes-Philosophical/130451/ The debate over intellectual property transcends the law—and requires philosophy.

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Sun, 29 Jan 2012 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Atheists and Christians at Salisbury U. Chalk Up Points in Debate Over Scripture]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130042/ http://chronicle.com/article/AtheistsChristians-at/130042/ A battle of Bible verses surfaced on campus sidewalks, making some students uneasy, until all the chalkings were scrubbed away.

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Thu, 08 Dec 2011 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Petition Calls on Baylor U.'s President to Stop 'Persecution' of Jewish-Studies Professor]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130014/ http://chronicle.com/article/Petition-Calls-on-Baylor-Us/130014/ The professor, Marc H. Ellis, has said he could be dismissed from the Baptist institution. Petitioners on Change.org have asked that his academic freedom be honored.

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Tue, 06 Dec 2011 04:57:00 EST
<![CDATA[AAUP Weighs Calling for Adjunct Faculty to Have Major Role in Shared Governance]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129775/ http://chronicle.com/article/AAUP-Weighs-Calling-for/129775/ A tentative proposal discussed this weekend calls for adjuncts to be allowed to vote for faculty leaders and to hold positions on faculty senates.

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Sun, 13 Nov 2011 18:19:00 EST
<![CDATA[Provost Upholds U. of Denver's Handling of Professor Who Discussed Sex in Class]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129524/ http://chronicle.com/article/Provost-Upholds-U-of-Denvers/129524/ The provost rejected a faculty panel's conclusion that the university had erred in failing to consider the academic relevance of the professor's statements.

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Mon, 24 Oct 2011 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Federal Investigation Assumes Students, Like Home Buyers, Can Be Illegally 'Steered']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129348/ http://chronicle.com/article/Federal-Investigation-Assumes/129348/ At question is whether a professor discriminated against a student in steering her away from a course at Columbia University on the basis of her Jewish background.

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Tue, 11 Oct 2011 21:10:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Groups Investigating Professors' E-Mails Produce No Evidence of Wrongdoing]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129265/ http://chronicle.com/article/Groups-Investigating/129265/ The conservative organizations sought to learn if university resources had been used for political purposes during labor controversies in Michigan and Wisconsin.

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Mon, 03 Oct 2011 07:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Supreme Court Case Could Redefine Rights of Religious Colleges' Employees]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129162/ http://chronicle.com/article/Supreme-Court-Case-Could/129162/ The case could significantly alter how much freedom those colleges have to skirt antidiscrimination laws in dealing with their employees.

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Sun, 25 Sep 2011 22:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Do 'the Risky Thing' in Digital Humanities]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129132/ http://chronicle.com/article/Do-the-Risky-Thing-in/129132/ For young scholars to pursue innovative projects in lieu of traditional book-form dissertations, they need support and mentoring.

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Sun, 25 Sep 2011 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Fear of Repression Spurs Scholars and Activists to Build Alternate Internets]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129049/ http://chronicle.com/article/Fear-of-Repression-Spurs/129049/ Fearing that governments or commercial powers will intensify Internet monitoring and restriction, technically minded types devise an approach called a "mesh network."

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Sun, 18 Sep 2011 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Road to Dystopia]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/128812/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Road-to-Dystopia/128812/ We are moving decisively toward a society in which job insecurity is the norm for everyone, including faculty.

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Sun, 28 Aug 2011 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[An Old Story With a Dangerous New Twist]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/128820/ http://chronicle.com/article/An-Old-Story-With-a-Dangerous/128820/ Public higher education is being dragged down as part of the conservative assault on American government.

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Sun, 28 Aug 2011 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[As Leadership Churns at Shaw U., Chairman Plays an Outsize Role]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/128766/ http://chronicle.com/article/As-Leadership-Churns-at-Shaw/128766/ Some heard echoes of an earlier departure when the longtime chairman, Willie E. Gary, explained the resignation of the university's president last week.

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Thu, 18 Aug 2011 20:56:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Historians Welcome Contemplated Changes in Human-Research Guidelines]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/128552/ http://chronicle.com/article/Historians-Welcome/128552/ Interviewing subjects could become less restricted for historians, who have long chafed under rules that seemed designed more for medical researchers.

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Sun, 07 Aug 2011 20:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Emeritus Status: It's a Matter of Honor, Especially When It's Denied]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/128536/ http://chronicle.com/article/Emeritus-Status-Its-a-Matter/128536/ With the average age of the professoriate ticking upward, colleges are gauging just how best to relate to their retired faculty.

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Sun, 07 Aug 2011 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Appeals Court Upholds San Diego State's Nondiscrimination Policy for Student Groups]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/128482/ http://chronicle.com/article/Appeals-Court-Upholds-San/128482/ The policy the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit accepted is more narrowly written than the type approved by the Supreme Court last year.

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Tue, 02 Aug 2011 22:42:00 EDT
<![CDATA[AAUP Faults Louisiana State for Its Treatment of 2 Scholars]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/128442/ http://chronicle.com/article/AAUP-Faults-Louisiana-State/128442/ The organization says the university violated the rights of a hurricane researcher who lost his job and a biology professor who was suspended after giving low grades.

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Mon, 01 Aug 2011 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Communication and Shared Purpose Help Inspire Confidence in Campus Leaders]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/128301/ http://chronicle.com/article/CommunicationShared/128301/ Lindenwood University still doesn't offer tenure, but the president has established a system of shared governance that leaves professors feeling secure.

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Sun, 24 Jul 2011 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Justify Our Paychecks]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/128027/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Justify-Our-Paychecks/128027/ "Faculty productivity" is a hot issue. We need to be able to describe our jobs clearly, and then to determine how well we are doing them.

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Sun, 26 Jun 2011 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Smart Ways to End Tenure]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/127940/ http://chronicle.com/article/Smart-Ways-to-End-Tenure/127940/ Without it, higher education would have a more sensible-looking labor market, in which colleges could ensure that all faculty were pulling their weight.

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Sun, 19 Jun 2011 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Commencement Angst and Resolve]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/127866/ http://chronicle.com/article/Commencement-AngstResolve/127866/ How one university resolved a dispute over a controversial graduation speaker.

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Mon, 13 Jun 2011 20:00:00 EDT